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Urbana’s Anita Purves Nature Center will be hosting a ton of programs this Spring

As the weather becomes warm, you’re probably hankering to get out in the outdoors as much as I am. Luckily, the good people at the Urbana Park District have announced a plethora of spring programs happening at the Anita Purves Nature Center in Busey Woods.

For information on all the programs, check out the release from UPD below:

Now is a great time to visit the Anita Purves Nature Center and to sign up for upcoming programs. Check out a new Wonderful Wings exhibit just installed in the center’s Field Station. Learn neat facts about cardinals, bees, and bats!

The Anita Purves Nature Center has planned a few programs coming up in March that will get you out in nature, whether you are 5 or 50.

FREE! Nature Center Pre-K Fridays
Drop in Fridays, 9am-12pm
Feb 3-Mar 10
Anita Purves Nature Center
Kids age 6 and under and their families can drop by the nature
center to discover self-guided activities just for little naturalists.
Each week, we’ll explore a different theme.
Call 217-384-4062 for more information.

Candlelight Night Hike
Friday, Mar 10, 6-7:30pm
Anita Purves Nature Center
All Ages (under 15 with registered adult)
Discover the beauty of Busey Woods by candlelight on a crisp
evening. Enjoy some fresh air and exercise on a guided hike.
We’ll conclude with hot chocolate and snacks around
the campfire. Sign up by March 3 at
$11 resident/$17 nonresident.

FREE! Woodcock Walk
Wednesday, Mar 22, 7-8pm
Meadowbrook Interpretive Center
All Ages (under 15 with adult)
Discover the secret life of the bird with the upside-down brain during
a guided twilight stroll. Find out why this bird has so many other
intriguing names like Labrador Twister, Pop-eyed Shot Dodger and
Mud Snipe. Bring a pair of binoculars if you have them. We will hike
through muddy and non-paved surfaces. Please, no strollers. Call
217-384-4062 by March 20 if you plan on attending.

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