Family Outdoor Activities At South Fork Nature Center


On Saturday, Nov. 20 outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy four activities at the South Fork Nature Center. For each activity, meet at the Log Cabin.
*At 10 a.m., a fall nature walk will be led by retired wildlife biologist Bob Hartmann,
*At 11 a.m. after the hike, Nature Arts and Crafts will be held at the picnic tables by the cabin, using techniques from pioneer days. Kay Verboon will demonstrate crafts such as making necklaces from sassafras limbs, and wreaths from grapevines.  Vines and materials will be furnished.
*Also at 11 a.m., in her fourth “Art in Nature” series, Choctaw artist Joyce Hartmann will demonstrate the use of walnut dyes and twigs to sketch natural objects. All materials will be furnished.
*The Owl Prowl night hike is scheduled for  5:30 p.m.,  led by Bob Hartmann and other docents. Some resident owls that could be called up are depicted here in the art work of Joyce Hartmann Her  imaginary scene of all four sitting on a branch, from left: Barred, Barn, Screech, and  Great Horned Owl. Winter months are the times when owls mate, build nests, and have their young. Bring a flashlight and walking stick.
To register for the event call Gates-Rogers Foundation Executive Director Kathy Sherwood at 745-6444.

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