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Ever wonder what the common gray squirrel's home looks like? Want to know more about the habitats around you?
Come one, come all down to Wachtmeister Field Station and participate in a habitat scavenger hunt! Learn about some common habitats of creatures that live near you, and take part in a gnome/fairy home competition!
This event is rain or shine, so dress accordingly. Don't forget to bring a parent/guardian to share the fun!
Want to have the opportunity to experience a real-world treasure hunt in your area? Look no further! Come take part in our Geocaching event! This outdoor hunt is a family friendly event that has you working together to navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates where a geocache will be hidden. Start your adventures here and let your curiosity expand around the world!
The only necessities are a GPS device OR a GPS-enabled mobile phone so that you can navigate to the cache.
Come join Nature Up North at the Wachtmeister Field Station for an afternoon of building your own bird feeder. You will have the option to make a simple feeder using a pine cone, peanut butter, and seed (great for kids) or a bigger feeder using a recycled plastic bottle (great for the kids at heart). Anything you build can be taken home with you!
In addition to building feeders you will also learn basics about some of the native winter birds in the North Country and there will be a nature walk around the trails of Wachtmeister to look for some of these beautiful winter birds.