Space is limited - sign-ups are taken the day of the event. We recommend you arrive 30 minutes prior to start time. Weekend programs are free to visitors, but donations helps us keep our doors open and programs running.
Birding For Families
January 20, 2018
10:30 - Bring the family out for a birding and nature walk led by a naturalist and our special guest guides from the Sacramento Audubon Society. Birdwatchers of all levels welcomed. Make sure to bring your binoculars or borrow a pair from us.
January 21, 2018
1:30 - Slither on in for a special presentation. Try to “scale” back your enthusiasm as your learn all about our local snakes. Learn all about the varieties that are found here, their life history, habitats, and meet live snakes up close!
Frog or Toad
January 27, 2018
10:30 - What’s the difference between frogs and toads? Meet some amphibious creatures up close and find out!
January 28, 2018
1:30 - Sedges have edges, rushes are round, come discover what plants can be found! Join a naturalist to explore the gardens and trails to learn the varieties and traditional uses of native plants. Recommended for ages 5 and above.
Ground Squirrel Day
February 03, 2018
10:30 - Ground Hog Day is over; it’s time to celebrate some of our own local ground dwelling critters! Come join us for a relaxing stroll in the Nature Preserve to learn about our not so bushy-tailed neighbors.
Fun Facts about Otters and Beavers
February 04, 2018
1:30 - These two are not related, but are often mistaken for each other. Did you know that otters are part of the weasel family and that beavers are actually rodents? Come learn some fun facts about these creatures who roam our local waters. All ages welcome.
Duck, Duck, Goose
February 10, 2018
10:30 - Winter is a great time to see waterfowl along the American River. Join a naturalist on a guided walk to look for herons, ducks, geese and other birds along the river. Bring your binoculars or borrow some of ours! All ages welcome.
Critter Corner- Valentine's Day Edition!
February 11, 2018
1:30 - Get eye to eye with one of our loveable slimy, scaly, or feathered residents! Express your love for our animal residents as you construct hand-made Valentines to be displayed on their enclosures. $1 suggested donation for each Valentine displayed.
Birding for Families
February 17, 2018
10:30 - Bring the family out for a birding and nature walk led by a Naturalist and our special guest guides from the Sacramento Audubon Society. Birdwatchers of all levels welcomed. Make sure to bring your binoculars, or we can loan you a pair.
February 18, 2018
1:30 - How do humans and animals explore and get information from their environment? Come learn some fun facts about the function of your senses and compare them with the sensory ability of local wildlife. Meet a live animal!
February 24, 2018
10:30 - Hit the trails and see what our local deer population is up to as winter comes to an end.
February 25, 2018
1:30 - Come learn about this oddly beautiful California native that’s the host plant for the Pipevine Swallowtail butterfly. Join a Naturalist on a hike to see if any “Dutchman’s Pipe” is blooming in the Nature Study Area!