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Roving Naturalist

Visit one of our naturalists at the Bloomington Community Farmers' Market on the first and third Saturdays of each month of the Market season. We cover a variety of topics and have information and activities for all ages. Stop by to ask a question, observe a critter, or gather information. Our Roving Naturalists are also available for private natural resource programs. For more information, contact Elizabeth Tompkins at (812) 349-3754 or

Predators: Past & Present

Bobcats, coyotes, wolves! Oh my! Come to Lower Cascades Park to learn about these native Indiana predators, how they survive, and why some are no longer found in our backyards. For all ages. Instructor: Blair Beavers

Sa 4/2 · 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
$4/in-city, $5/non-city
· Register by 3/30 (Code 44008-A)
Lower Cascades Park-Waterfall Shelter

Animal Tales

It's never too early to discover our amazing natural world. After learning about one of Indiana's incredible wildlife species, we will read a story and complete a craft about that critter. Each session features a different animal. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost is per child. For ages 5 yrs. and younger. Instructor: Anna Rossler

W 4/6 · 5-6 p.m.
$3/in-city, $4/non-city
· Register by 4/1 (Code 44001-C)
Banneker Community Center

Spring Symphony

Spring has arrived and with it comes the sounds of the season. Learn the species of birds, frogs and toads that beckon the spring and discover how they make their songs. Participants can then take a short hike to identify calling frogs and toads. For all ages. Instructor: Anna Rossler

F 4/15 · 7-8 p.m.
$3/in-city, $4/non-city
· Register by 4/11 (Code 44009-A)
Griffy Lake Nature Preserve

Night Paddle

Experience an evening of peace and serenity on Griffy Lake during the full moon. Navigate the lake, take deep breaths of fresh air, and watch the night sky light up the water. Registration is required. Watercraft, paddles, and pfds are provided. Children age 14 yrs. and under must be accompanied by a registered adult. Bring a flashlight to help you navigate back to your vehicle once you return to dry land.

Come early (at 7:30 p.m.) to enjoy Nature Sounds, a talk about ducks and geese and an acoustic concert.

F 4/22 · 8:30-9:30 p.m.
$7/in-city, $8/non-city · Register by 4/21 Code 44006-A

Griffy Lake Nature Preserve