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Earth Day at Hays Nature Preserve

Earth Day at Hays Nature Preserve is fun for the whole family and it’s all FREE. Come check out more than 80 earth-friendly exhibitors with informative displays & demonstrations on April 20 from 10am-2pm. Butterfly releases will take place at 11am and 1pm. There is face painting, [more]

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Sip & See – Coffee & Juice Walk

By “SIP” we mean start your day with a good cup of coffee or your favorite smoothie juice while exploring the preserve. Bring your own, so you’ll have your fave! The beautiful sights to “SEE” will be provided by nature! Expect a leisurely group walk for [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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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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Play Days at Hays – Fishing

Come to Hays Nature Preserve for Play Days at Hays! Every week in June and July, there will be a different fun, free summer activity for kids to participate in! Bring your rod and reel, or use one of our cane poles! We will have worms and [more]

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Play Days at Hays – Nature Art

Come to Hays Nature Preserve for Play Days at Hays! Every week in June and July, there will be a different fun, free summer activity for kids to participate in! There’s so many opportunities to make a special art piece out of natural materials. We will take [more]

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Play Days at Hays – Clean Water

Come to Hays Nature Preserve for Play Days at Hays! Every week in June and July, there will be a different fun, free summer activity for kids to participate in! Our world’s most prized nature resource is gradually becoming in crisis. We will discuss water conservation, make [more]

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