Zionsville Times Sentinel


September 23, 2008

Community calendar for Sept. 24

Zion Nature Center

offers activities

The Zion Nature Center, 690 Beech St., will have several classes and events this month. Call the nature center at 873-8950 or visit www.zionnaturecenter.org for more information or to register for classes.

• Chattering Chipmunks — 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 27 and 28. All ages. Chipmunks are vocal and can be heard chattering as they gather food. Come uncover interesting facts about these “chatterboxes.” Free.

• Discovery Days: Do Some Leaf Rubbings — 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 4 and 5. All ages. October is a wonderful time to look at leaves. Do some leaf rubbings inside to make an identification booklet. Then, head outside on a guided hike to identify some trees. Free.

• Owl Pellet Investigators — 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 11 and 12. Best for ages 5 and older. Owls have many adaptations that make them unique. Learn interesting details about these raptors before dissecting a pellet to see what they eat. Cost is $3 to dissect a pellet.

• Animal Adventures: Owls — 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17. Ages 3 to 6. The librarians from the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library and the naturalists from the Zion Nature Center join together to share stories and facts. Meet at the library at 1 p.m. for story time then walk to the Zion Nature Center to learn interesting facts about owls. Free.

• Seed Bingo — ongoing on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 18 and 19. All ages. Look closely in the woods and fields and find seeds that are waiting to grow into next year’s plants. Stop in to pick up a seed bingo card and head outside to find seeds. Fill a card and win a prize. Free.

• Fall Break Activities — 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 25 and 26. All ages. Join us over fall break for crafts, animal talks, hikes and more. Free.

• New Exhibit: Mammals on the Move — Through February 2009. Get a close-up view of the collection of taxidermy mammals, mammal puppets and toys in this interactive, fun and educational exhibit for even the little ones. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Zionsville.

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