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Winter EXPLORE! Backyard Birding

February 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Use the form below to register for this program in the EXPLORE! winter series. 

Thursday, Feb. 29, 4 to 5 p.m. Backyard Birding

Final program in the Winter Explore! Series. Backyard birding is just what it sounds like—looking for birds in your own backyard! You don’t need to go on a hike to interact with nature. Sometimes, nature is right outside our door! Students learn how to identify common birds, how to use a monocular to spot birds, and how to be respectful while birding. They will also make a bird feeder to take home, and read a story about what birds do in winter to survive.  

Instructor: Mary Claire King • Grades: K–5

Cost: $6 member, $7 non-member.  Limit: 15.

Location:Pine Hill Recreation Area

Future program in the Winter EXPLORE Series:

Thursday, March 7, 4 to 5 p.m. Keeping Track (NEW DATE!)
Final program in a series of five Winter Explore! Series programs. Students learn the art of observation as they look for animal tracks in the snow—or in the mud! What kind of animal tracks are found in the woods? They will also learn other telltale signs of animals being near, like burrow entrances, deer rubs, and gnawed pinecones. They will go on a scavenger hunt looking for these signs, trace their own track path, and read a story! 

For more information, email us at [email protected].

EXPLORE! programs are sponsored by The Anderson Family Fund, in memory of Vida Mae Anderson.
Additional support provided by The Institute’s Today’s Horizon Fund Contributors: The Nora Roberts Foundation; Marge Kiersz; Alma W. Oyer; and The Carolyn Terry Eddy Family: Carolyn, with daughters Connie Fleagle & Kim Larkin. Facility support courtesy of Washington Township.


February 29
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Buttonwood Nature Center–Home of The Institute
(717) 762-0373


Pine Hill Recreation Area
12684 Mentzer Gap Rd
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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