Carnivorous plants – venus fly traps, sundews and pitcher plants – love meaty insects and more! Learn how to grow a carnivorous plant garden by recreating their natural habitat conditions.
This class will introduce you to the poisonous dark side of plants and the harm they can inflict. Learn to identify the more common dark plants.
Come see what winter birds we can catch and release for science. Bird banding is an universal, indispensable technique for studying the movement, survival and behavior of birds.
Learn the seed starting basics to properly grow plants from seeds indoors to prepare for your Spring gardening. This class will begin in the classroom with hands-on learning in the greenhouse next door.
As a citizen scientist you’ll learn about butterfly biology, ecology and behavior and what it takes to identify butterflies for scientific research. Sponsored by the Illinois Butterfly Monitoring Network.
Come learn how to identify native Indiana Trees with trained naturalist staff.
This class will introduce you to the basics of ornithology and how you can begin birding around your community.
For children in K-5 grade. Feed the bird and help them make their nests with this hands-on children’s craft day. It’s a great way to attract birds year round.
For children in K-5 grade. Learn about animals in the winter and what they eat. Make pine cone bird feeder and other things. Go on a hike.