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Maple Hill Cemetery Stroll

October 10, 2018 Click to view 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 Pilgrimage Association takes place on Sunday, October 20, 2019 from 1:30 pm until 4:30 pm. The Grand Stroll Parade begins at 1:30pm. Stories and music [more]

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DIY Rain Barrel Workshop – Sold Out

January 9, 2019 Click to view DIY Rain Barrel Workshop – Sold Out

Registration is now full for this event! A resource most do not use efficiently — rain! Register for this FREE workshop and make your own rain barrel to take home. Rhonda Britton with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System will teach the session. Seating is limited! Register by August 1. Call 256.564.8077 or email denise.taylor@huntsvilleal.gov to register. Registration is limited & required. Priority will be given to first time registrants due to the [more]

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Literary Trails – Children’s Book Club

April 6, 2019 Click to view 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.   Reserve your spot by May 3! Call 256-564-8077 or email denise.taylor@huntsvilleal.gov to reserve your spot.   May: Wildflowers of May After we share a book, enjoy a walk through the fluttering butterflies visiting the native plants blooming in the Pollinator Gardens to learn more about them. Then we will [more]

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Wednesdays At the Wildlife Sanctuary

January 7, 2019 Click to view Wednesdays At the Wildlife Sanctuary

Explore Goldsmith Schiffman Wildlife Sanctuary with us! All hikes are free. Hikes begin at 4pm and 5pm. March 13 hike meets at the 431 South entrance. Watch for flags on the gravel road south of Hampton Cove Self Storage. All other hikes (March 27 & April 17) meet at the Taylor Road entrance parking lot where the sign is! Remember binoculars/camera, water & shoes that can get dirty. All ages welcome but strollers not recommended. Please call [more]

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Sip & See – Coffee & Juice Walk

March 11, 2019 Click to view 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 observation. All ages are welcome. Walkers meet at the Education Building. Binoculars/camera suggested. Call 256.564.8077 or email denise.taylor@huntsvileal.gov for more info.

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Birding 101 Hikes

January 7, 2019 Click to view 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 if you have them. Water and shoes that can get a bit dirty are recommended. Meet at the Education Building near the entrance of Hays Nature [more]

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Wednesdays At the Wildlife Sanctuary

January 7, 2019 Click to view Wednesdays At the Wildlife Sanctuary

Explore Goldsmith Schiffman Wildlife Sanctuary with us! All hikes are free. Hikes begin at 4pm and 5pm. March 13 hike meets at the 431 South entrance. Watch for flags on the gravel road south of Hampton Cove Self Storage. All other hikes (March 27 & April 17) meet at the Taylor Road entrance parking lot where the sign is! Remember binoculars/camera, water & shoes that can get dirty. All ages welcome but strollers not recommended. Please call [more]

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Bats In Your Neighborhood

January 4, 2019 Click to view Bats In Your Neighborhood

Learn about the bats in your neighborhood and build bat houses for Hays Nature Preserve & Goldsmith Schiffman Wildlife Sanctuary with the National Speleological Society!   FREE for children of all ages with their favorite available adult.   Registration is limited and required. Call 256.564.8077 or email denise.taylor@huntsvilleal.gov to register by March 15.

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Literary Trails – Children’s Book Club

January 16, 2019 Click to view 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 by: Exploring the Bluebird Trail! March 15 10-11a: Let’s Go Fly A Kite Reading: When the Wind Blows by Linda Booth Sweeney Followed by: Flying kites in the [more]

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Wednesdays At the Wildlife Sanctuary

January 7, 2019 Click to view Wednesdays At the Wildlife Sanctuary

Explore Goldsmith Schiffman Wildlife Sanctuary with us! All hikes are free. Hikes begin at 4pm and 5pm. March 13 hike meets at the 431 South entrance. Watch for flags on the gravel road south of Hampton Cove Self Storage. All other hikes (March 27 & April 17) meet at the Taylor Road entrance parking lot where the sign is! Remember binoculars/camera, water & shoes that can get dirty. All ages welcome but strollers not recommended. Please call [more]

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