Take a HikeGAMBIER, Ohio (November 10, 2011)
Night or day, the Brown Family Environmental Center explores the natural world this fall through a series of events that includes birds, stars, and woolly bears
Woolly Bear Wisdom is a hike on Sunday that departs from the center at 2:00 p.m. and will search for autumnal caterpillars and rare, cool-weather butterflies.
On Wednesday, November 16, the environmental center hosts a hike to explore nocturnal wildlife, starting at 7:00 p.m. Hikers should dress for brisk weather and leave the flashlights in the car.
On Tuesday, November 22, Linda Bamber, professor of English at Tufts University, will lead a 7:00 p.m. discussion about poetry inspired by birds. Bamber will encourage those in attendance to read the poems she brings and discuss them.
The Buds and Bark Winter Tree Hike is on Saturday, December 3, at 2:00 p.m. Hikers will learn how to identify trees during the winter by their buds and bark.
The traditional Christmas Bird Count is scheduled for December 18. This event, more than 100 years old, includes about 50,000 volunteers around the country participating in about 2,000 local counts. The environmental center focuses on Knox County, and volunteers are invited to count birds and species they see at home or along roads or trails. Volunteers are invited to the center for lunch. To register, call the environmental center at 740-427-5050.
On Friday evenings at 8:00 p.m., weather permitting, Paula Turner, associate professor of physics, invites community members to the Miller Observatory for star gazing. To learn more, contact Turner at email@example.com or 740-427-5367.
All events are free and the public is encouraged to attend. To learn more about the events and the environmental center visit www.bfec.kenyon.edu and call 740-427-5052.