Thursday, July 29, 2021

YN: Insect Survey

Kelsey led our final Young Naturalist program of the summer, Insect Study. Dhe brought Toby, the tarantula, and some Madagascar hissing cockroaches for us to see. Then they went to explore the garden to see what bugs they could find and identify. 

Watch for future Young Naturalist programs this fall!

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Young Naturalists: Insect Survey


Register online (under special program) or by calling 309-385-4540. Space is limited!

High school participants may receive volunteer service hours for mentoring and assisting younger participants.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

YN: Wildflower Identification

Suzy from Forest Park Nature Center joined us today to discuss identifying wildflowers. She brought Dash the snake with her. Young Naturalists wandered the library's garden learning the different varieties of flowers it contained. They even drew and labeled their own sketches of some of the varieties of flowers we had in bloom.

You can still register to join us for next week's, "Wildflower Identification" program by calling 309-385-4540 or sign up online (choose Special Program, then Young Naturalists)



Thursday, July 15, 2021

Young Naturalists: Wildflower Identification & Conservation

 


Register online (under special program) or by calling 309-385-4540. Space is limited!

High school participants may receive volunteer service hours for mentoring and assisting younger participants.

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Seeds & Soils

Kelsey brought a new assistant today, ET the turtle.
Today's presentation was about local soil types. Young Naturalists filled in a Soil Layers poster and got to get their hands dirty taking a soil sample to assess what type of soil is around the library.

Of course, attendees had fun meeting ET, the 35-40 year old turtle. ET was even able to stretch her legs in garden at a leisurely pace before she returned to Forest Park Nature Center in Peoria Heights.

You can still register to join us for next week's, "Wildflower Identification" program by calling 309-385-4540 or sign up online (choose Special Program, then Young Naturalists)