Join us for animal talks, hay rides, food, music, canoe and boat trips (weather and tide permitting), and much more! There will also be a Marsh Mucker Obstacle Course for kids ($5/pp). Free admission and parking. The festival will be held rain or shine!
The Marshy Point Nature Center Council hosts a monthly guest lecture series featuring natural resource professionals, educators, photographers, authors, and noted naturalists. The Speaker Series is held in the Nature Center auditorium. The talks typically last an hour and a half, with light refreshments provided. These programs are free and open to the public. Please […]
Introduce your little ones to nature’s wonders while enjoying stories, crafts, games, songs, and outdoor activities together. This program is for families. Groups must call to schedule a trip. Dress for the weather. Please arrive and sign-in before start time. Upcoming themes are: Apples (Sept. 23) Pumpkins (Oct. 7) Nocturnal Animals (Oct. 21) Halloween (Oct. […]
It seems that these days, there is a holiday for almost everything. Indeed, Saturday, September 7, is this year’s International Vulture Awareness Day. When I first heard about this holiday, I thought, “What’s next, Centipede Appreciation Week?” But on more careful consideration, I realized that vultures are among the true unsung heroes of our ecosystem. […]CONTINUE READING →
A connection to the natural world may mean different things for each of us, but there is no doubt about its basic importance. The connections between nature and spirituality are well known—the earliest human belief systems worshipped natural events and were centered on the cycles of the seasons. Over time, a more scientific understanding of […]CONTINUE READING →