BUTLER TWP. — March marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring. Look for the beginning of blooming wildflowers and early signs of spring at Aullwood! Enjoy a Sugarbush Walk learning the history of making maple syrup at Aullwood Farm or count birds during Project FeederWatch. Bring your friends and neighbors to our popular Friends of Aullwood Pancake Brunch at the farm!
Thursdays and Fridays, March 14, 15, 28 and 29 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. No admission is charged to participants. Visit the Cornell website at www.feederwatch.org for more information. (Center)
Sunday, March 3 starting at 1:30 p.m. at the Farm Discovery Center. The sap begins to move in the sugar maple trees as the length of each day increases. This is a perfect time to be outdoors – the air is crisp and bird song is increasing. During this enchanting time, a broken maple twig will “bleed” sweet sap and a hole drilled in the trunk will quickly produce a bucket full of the essence of spring. The clear sap, if boiled, will turn into delicious maple syrup. Join us for an Aullwood Sugarbush Walk as we learn the history of making maple syrup. Stroll out to the sugarbush looking for sap flowing from trees and signs of animals. Discover the wonder of food making from trees as we walk to the sugar house and taste maple syrup! (Farm)
Morning Discovery Walks for Adults
Thursdays, March 7, 14, 21, and 28 from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. Join Sam Romeo, Aullwood Environmental Educator, on this fun walk as we experience the warming 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)
*Friends of Aullwood Pancake Brunch
Hungry for pancakes? Come over to the Charity A. Krueger Farm Discovery Center on Sunday, March 10 for a traditional pancake brunch prepared by our own gourmet cooks from the Friends of Aullwood Board of Trustees. There will be continuous serving this year from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Enjoy a tasty brunch at the Farm followed by a guided hike into the sugarbush.
Prices are $8.00/adult and $4.00/child (12 and under). Reservations are not required. (Farm)
*Chipmunk Adventures Classes for Preschool Children
There is always a new adventure around the corner when children join us in Chipmunk Classes at Aullwood. Growing up in nature develops a physically and emotionally healthy childhood while encouraging a life-long appreciation for our earth. Cognitive as well as hands-on experiences, stories, songs, and art work are enjoyed in each session. Please dress for the weather conditions. We will be outside for part of every session unless severe weather threatens. Chipmunk Adventures is for 2-5 year olds (with an adult). The theme for March is Blow Wind Blow on Wednesday, March 13, 10:00-11:30 a.m. This winter Chipmunk Adventures class will be held at the Charity A. Krueger Farm Discovery Center at Aullwood Farm. Individual classes: $15 for members, $17 for non-members. Class limit: 10 (5 minimum). For more information call 937-890-7360. (Farm)
It’s Spring! Walk
Join us on Saturday, March 23 at 2:30 p.m. for a fun discovery walk as we enjoy a walk in nature to welcome warmer days of spring! Search for blooming wildflowers and look to the sky for returning bird migrants. Bring binoculars! (Center)