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Naturalist programs

Sundays at Quarry Hill are informal, interactive, naturalist-led programs held most Sundays, year round. Different topics weekly mean you can visit often! Nature provides ever-changing opportunities for discovery.

  • Programs start at 1:30 p.m. and last about an hour.
  • Cost is $2/adults, $1/kids, free for Quarry Hill Nature Center members.
  • Visitors of all ages are welcome. Children should be accompanied by an adult.
  • Although you can just show up for class, registration is suggested as space is limited and programs are popular.
  • See Sundays at Quarry Hill schedule.

Bird Banding Program

Enjoy a Sunday afternoon 'for the birds'! Quarry Hill Nature Center holds a Federal Bird Banding Permit and regularly bands birds for education and research. Join a naturalist to learn about bird characteristics, bird adaptations, and the Federal Bird Banding Program. Experience the beauty of birds up close as you try your hand at trapping, netting, banding and releasing birds.

Cave Tour and Historic Hike

Learn about the park's many historical structures before heading to the sandstone cave. Carved in 1882, and originally used for food storage, the cave is a short 10 minute walk from the Nature Center. Each program offers an optional hike, after the cave tour, to a historic feature. Sites vary each month. Because of their popularity, registration, by phone, for cave tours is recommended.

Critter Sunday

Meet our wildest staff members! The animal residents at Quarry Hill are hardworking and with the help of a naturalist love to tell their story. Critter programs focus on the eating, sleeping and survival skills of an animal (turtle, snake, stick bug) who calls Quarry Hill home. Programs often offer an opportunity to hold an animal or watch it being fed. 
Some programs include optional outdoor time, like a trip to the pond or butterfly garden.

Nature Sunday

Head outside with Quarry Hill staff to explore the park's pond, meadow and woods. Each program focuses on a different nature topic and includes a hike or activity. Take a peek at 'life under a log', practice your animal instincts on our Survival Trail, or 'rock on' during a trip to the fossil bed in our limestone quarry.

Sundays at Quarry Hill Events

 
A beautiful day for a walk