Apr 22

Backyard Birding Class This Saturday, 8:00 am – 9:30 am at the Nature Center

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Backyard Birding
This Saturday at the Nature Center 8am-9:30am
Just $3 per person
Join Sherri Barlett, owner of Wild Birds Unlimited, and learn the basics of birding including identification of the many we have right here in our neighborhood.  Pre-registration is required before arriving to the classDetails>>>

Sherri will teach you the basics of birding and include identification
of the many we have right here. This will be a recurring class
beginning with basics and moving to advanced bird-keeping in
coming weeks. Ages 12+.  To learn more about Sherri’s store, Wild Birds Unlimited, please visit: http://ashburn.wbu.com/

Mar 09

Friday, March 11, 3-5pm, Build Dinosaur Fossil Models at the Nature Center

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Fridays: March 11 & 18, Construction/Craft Days Begin 3pm-5pm at the Nature Center…

  • Friday, March 11th, 3-5pm, Build Dinosaur Fossil Models ($8, all ages welcomed)  Please pre-register by click HERE>>

 

Next Friday Craft Date: March 18th, 3-5pm, Construct Monarch Rearing Cages ($10, all ages welcomed )Please pre-register by click HERE>> 

Feb 16

AMAZING OPPORTUNITY! Traditional Archery Weekend @ Nature Center, Feb 20–Feb 21 @ 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Bushcraft school headerHURRY & SIGN UP WHILE SPOTS ARE STILL AVAILABLE! Building a functional self-bow from carefully selected trees is arguably one the most exciting primitive skills to learn and practice. Participants will start with a “stave” of Carpus Caroliniana or American Hornbeam and slowly remove to ultimately turn it into a functional shooting bow. You will learn about the growth rings or early and late wood and their significance to making different types of traditional long and short bows. Each student will learn to use a shaving horse and different bowyer’s tools such as hatchets, draw knives, rasps, and cabinet scrapers. During the class we’ll discuss different woods that make good bows, different types of bows used by Native Americans and Europeans, bow making tools Bushcraft Archery – jason with arrow picand even how to make your own shaving Bushcraft Archery - jason with arrow pichorse from inexpensive materials found at any hardware store. Each student will complete and take home their own bow by the end of Saturday. Sunday will include creating the cordage for and stringing the bow and then fletching arrows.Only 8 spots are available for this class as seasoned staves for the bows are limited and costly as well as the traditional tools needed to craft them. This program is geared towards adults over the age of 18, however, kids 8-18 can attend under the direct supervision of a registered adult also attending.
Class runs 9:00 a.m. – 400 p.m. each day with breakfast provided. Please bring a bag lunch.
  • $180 per adult for Saturday and Sunday
  • $100 per adult for Saturday only – this session was added for folks who could not attend both days. IMPORTANT FOR SATURDAY ONLY ATTENDEES: Please note that you will complete your bow on Saturday, however, cordage and arrow production will occur on Sunday. You will be given cordage at the end of class on Saturday, but will have to learn the process to string a bow on your own.
To register and pay, please click HERE>> and select the Buy Now button at the bottom of the page. Questions? Contact Naturalist@BroadlandsHOA.com. 
Dec 08

The Elven Garden Program, Saturday, December 12

Creating a Secret Garden…Saturday, December 12 from 10am – Noon at the Nature Center

We will gather to create pine cone elves and build fairy houses out of natural materials. You can take home your creations and stay to fill the Nature Center with a secret Winter garden—glowing all season long. Wassail Cider for all and the fireplace will be roasting our toes if not chestnuts…

PRE-REGISTRATION: $7 per participant, TO PAY, click the Buy Now button and follow the instructions. You do not need a Paypal account to use your credit card.

Aug 05

2nd Saturday Program – The Bug Man! August 9, 10:00-11:00 am

August 2014 - 2nd Saturday program flyer“The Bug Man” will showcase incredible jaw dropping displays of world-wide insects, many of which are the largest species in the world!  This exciting program will introduce you to ecology and basic entomology of insects.  And you will get a chance to pet a live bug! Pre-register and pay at broadlandsnaturally.org.

August 2014 – 2nd Saturday program flyer