Aullwood’s December Calendar


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Traditional candle dipping using beeswax creates special memories at Aullwood in December.

Traditional candle dipping using beeswax creates special memories at Aullwood in December.


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BUTLER TOWNSHIP — December is a wonderful time to visit Aullwood! Make your own beeswax candle, volunteer to help count birds for Project FeederWatch or find the perfect gift at Aullwood’s Nature Store and Gift Shop. Join Sam Romeo on the trails for a wintry Morning Discovery Walk.

Aullwood Candle Dipping

Saturdays and Sundays, December 9, 15, 16, and 22, 23 starting at 2:30 p.m. Traditional candle dipping using beeswax creates special memories at Aullwood. Learn about candles, bees, lighting and conservation in this fun hands-on program. The glow of a dipped candle is the perfect way to “warm up” a cold winter night. Individuals, families, scout troops, and youth groups will enjoy making red and/or blue colored candles. The cost is a general admission fee of $7.00/adults and $5.00/child (members of Friends of Aullwood and National Audubon Society are always admitted free) plus $2.00 for each candle made. *Please note that candles are now made from pure beeswax. Classes are limited to 55 people. (Farm)

Morning Discovery Walks for Adults

Thursdays, December 13 and 20 from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. Join Sam Romeo, Aullwood Environmental Educator, on this fun walk as we experience the frosty landscape, birds and other exciting discoveries. Meet in the lobby of the Nature Center for the start of morning discovery walks. Bring binoculars! Members of Aullwood and National Audubon Society are admitted free, non-member admission is $7.00. (Center)

Project FeederWatch

Thursday and Friday, December 13 and 14 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Come count birds, drink coffee, eat donuts, share stories and count more birds. Our bird counts help contribute to scientific studies at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Visit the Cornell website at www.feederwatch.org for more information. (Center)

Admission

General admission is $7/adult and $5/child unless otherwise noted with an asterisk (*). Members of Friends of Aullwood and National Audubon Society are admitted free. Aullwood Center programs are held at 1000 Aullwood Road. Aullwood Farm programs are held at 9101 Frederick Pike. Call 937-890-7360 for more information. Read more on our website www.aullwood.org.

Traditional candle dipping using beeswax creates special memories at Aullwood in December.
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