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Live bunnies and chicks coming to Crossroads!
Bring your kids and the camera for one of the cutest critter experiences of the year. In honor of Easter, Naturalist Marianne Hudson will be bringing her fuzzy little bunnies and chicks to Russell Crossroads.
Bunnies and Chicks!
Saturday, March 24, 10am-2pm
Saturday, March 31, 10am-2pm
The Naturalist Cabin at Russell Crossroads
Easter Sunday, April 1, 10am-2pm at SpringHouse
Let’s start welcoming SPRING! Easter means new life, and the gentle innocence of bunnies and chicks reminds us of this holiday’s significance. We will note why these unassuming animals proclaim the Resurrection on this holiest of Christian holidays. Bring your camera and your children or grandchildren to the Naturalist’s Cabin two Saturdays this month or to SpringHouse on Easter Sunday for the opportunity to photograph their interactions with these traditional symbols of Easter and spring. Appropriate for all ages. No charge – everyone is welcome!
Guided Nature Tour
Saturday, March 31, 3pm
Meet at Willow Point Cutoff trailhead
Join Russell Lands On Lake Martin Naturalist Marianne Hudson for an educational foray into a forest reaching for spring! Spring means forest babies, and we will discuss who’s hatching and what’s happening in Russell Forest. March means buds, babies and birdsong — and we will explore the trails to find evidence that spring is coming to our piece of paradise. This energetic hike will offer both learning and exercise. Appropriate for participants ages 5-105.
ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED! There is a $10 fee for this program.
Please contact Marianne at 256-496-2710 to inquire and to register.
For all Guided Nature Tours: It is recommended that participants have a moderate fitness level and are able to stand or walk for at least two hours. Walking pace will be relaxed with frequent stops. Comfortable, seasonally appropriate clothing and shoes are advised. Participants may also wish to bring bottled water, sunscreen and insect repellent. Binoculars and cameras are welcome. There are no bathrooms on the Forest Trails.
If you have questions for Marianne, she can be contacted at 256.496.2710 or [email protected].