Free for members
Early September is such an exciting time of the year as nature plays out its annual migration madness. While birds are probably our best known migrators they are not the only flighted friends who take to the skies and head south. Monarch butterflies are also embarking on their miraculous migration.
Join Quarry Hill naturalists as we learn more about the fall migration of both birds and monarchs and what are their migration motivators. Participate in real citizen science as we catch, tag and release birds moving through the park and nature willing release a tagged monarch bound for Mexico.read more
Free for members
Insect are preparing for winter - some are migrating, some are packing pollen, some are laying next springs eggs. Grab a net to catch and release some of these incredible critters to study up close.
Program includes 30 minutes inside the Nature Center Exploration Hall.
Program has limited enrollment. Click read more for guidelines & registration information.read more
Mushroom hunting is a wonderful way to get outdoors, exercise, and learn. This class is intended as a general introduction for beginning mushroom hunters and is not a comprehensive training. We will spend a portion of the class learning the basics of mushrooms using real-life examples of common and safe edible fall mushrooms. Afterwards, bring your basket as we head off-trail into the woods for a fungal foray. Discover where these mushrooms grow, examine their characteristics, and possibly collect some samples to bring home*.
Class is limited to 12 participants. Rain date 9/27, 9:30-11:30 am
*By city ordinance, mushroom collecting is not allowed on Rochester City Parks outside of this event.read more