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Pollinator Week Party

Learn all about pollinators and why they deserve a Pollinator Week celebration at Hays Nature Preserve on Saturday, June 22 from 10am-1pm. Enjoy free activities, including viewing an observation honey bee hive, a butterfly and caterpillar exhibit, butterfly walks, native plant garden exploration and more! [more]

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Birding 101 Hikes

Enjoy a FREE birding hike led by the TN Valley Audubon Society & Hays staff, starting with a short session on how to use binoculars! SCHEDULE: 8:00am – Binocular Basics & Birding Walk 9:30am – DIY Birdfeeders 10:00am – Binocular Basics & Birding Walk 11:30am – DIY Birdfeeders Please bring binoculars/camera [more]

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Literary Trails – Children’s Book Club

Enjoy one of our favorite books with us and a themed nature activity afterward! FREE for children of all ages with their favorite available adult. February 15 10-11am: For the Love of Bluebirds Reading: A Nest of Bluebirds by Rose Marie Botts Scott & Bluebird by Lindsay Yankey Followed [more]

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Tell A Fairy Tale Day

Celebrate Tell A Fairy Tale Day with us on February 26 from 9:30-11:00am at Hays Nature Preserve! FREE for children of all ages with their favorite available adult. Join us on the Terrame Natural Playground for a morning of wonder and enchantment! Enjoy fairy tale readings, a [more]

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Literary Trails – Children’s Book Club

Enjoy one of our favorite books with us and a themed nature activity afterward! FREE for children of all ages with their favorite available adult. February 15 10-11am: For the Love of Bluebirds Reading: A Nest of Bluebirds by Rose Marie Botts Scott & Bluebird by Lindsay Yankey Followed [more]

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Winter Hike – Goldsmith Schiffman Wildlife Sanctuary

Hike Schedule: 9-10am 10:30-11:30am Visit the beautiful Tall Tupelo Trail with trees hundreds of years old and you might see a tree that looks like it has a lion’s face on it! Meet at the Taylor Road entrance parking lot where the sign is! Don’t forget binoculars/camera, water & shoes [more]

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Hike at Hays

Hike Times: 7-8:30am 9-10am – Stroller Friendly 10:30am – Noon Take a break from those Thanksgiving leftovers! Plan to come Hike at Hays with us on Saturday, November 24th. Enjoy 2-3 miles of leisurely exploration! Explore Hays Nature Preserve to see flowers, birds, nests & more. Binoculars or cameras [more]

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Maple Hill Cemetery Stroll

The Maple Hill Cemetery Stroll has become one of the largest living history strolls in America. History comes to life all along the path with more than 75 costumed characters living out Huntsville’s rich history, often accompanied by music. This free event, organized by the Huntsville [more]

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Art in the Preserve

Drop by during your day at Hays Nature Preserve. Everyday. October 3rd through 5th, from 10am-1pm, we will be creating art from nature we find around us! These pieces of art could be perfect gifts for grandparents if you can part with them! Just in case, [more]

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Art in the Preserve

Drop by during your day at Hays Nature Preserve. Everyday. October 3rd through 5th, from 10am-1pm, we will be creating art from nature we find around us! These pieces of art could be perfect gifts for grandparents if you can part with them! Just in case, [more]

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