WHERE DO BEES GO IN THE WINTER?


WHERE DO BEES GO IN THE WINTER?

When: Sunday, 2 to 3:30 p.m.

What: Over 400 species of bees have been identified in Ohio. Bees are the most efficient pollinators in the state. Discuss the life cycle of common backyard bees and discover how they survive Ohio winters.

Where: Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center Visitors Center, 16146 Daniel St. NE, Minerva.

Cost: Free

Contact: Visit naturecenter@mountunion.edu or call 330-823-7487.

Sprout Club: Mad Science

When: Next Thursday, 1 to 2 p.m.

What: Join Sprout Club to learn about the amazing world of plants through mad science.

Where: Fellows Riverside Gardens

Cost: $7/class

Detaiils: For age 3 to 5, plus adult. Each class includes an activity and snack. Register/pay by Tuesday.

Info: Call 330-740-7116

Wilderness Trackers

When: Jan. 21, 2 to 3:30 p.m.

What: Explore mammals and the tracks they leave behind while participating in activities, games and crafts. Kids will create a mold of an animal track to take home.

Where: Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown.

Cost: $3 for Mahoning County residents, $5 NR.

Details: Dress warm for a short hike, weather permitting. For kids age 6 to 9. Register at Ford Nature Center by next Thursday.

Info: Call Ford Nature Center at 330-740-7107

Garden Inspiration Walks

When: Jan. 21, 10 to 11 a.m.

What: Explore the awe-inspiring aspects of Fellows Riverside Gardens, including its collections and celebrations throughout the year.

Where: Fellows Riverside Gardens

Cost: Free

Details: All walks are outdoors; dress for the weather. Drop-in.

Info: Call 330-740-7116

NATIONAL TREASURES: THE NATIONAL PARKS

When: Jan. 22, 2 to 3:30 p.m.

What: Come learn about the history and mission of the National Park Service as it strives to “preserve unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education and inspiration of this and future generations.” Hear more in-depth information about select parks that have been visited by two Nature Center staffers through a slideshow.

Where: Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center Visitors Center, 16146 Daniel St. NE, Minerva.

Cost: Free

Contact: Visit naturecenter@mountunion.edu or call 330-823-7487.

Ikebana Vase

When: Jan. 24, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

What: Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arrangement. Create a nature-inspired ikebana vase with Lynn Cardwell. It will be glazed, fired and ready to take home four to five weeks after the class.

Where: Fellows Riverside Gardens

Cost: $34; FFRG $28

Info: Call 330-740-7116

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