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Tell A Fairy Tale Day

January 25, 2019 Click to view 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 gnome and fairy scavenger hunt and make a magical fairy wand. Plus – register to make a fairy door, while supplies last. Call 256.564.8077 or email [more]

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CANCELED: Wednesdays At the Wildlife Sanctuary

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

****Wednesdays At the Wildlife Sanctuary is canceled today, February 20, due to inclement weather. The Great Blue Heron nest sightings hike has been rescheduled to March 13. The March 13 hike will now begin at the 431 South entrance.**** Explore Goldsmith Schiffman Wildlife Sanctuary with us! All hikes are free. Hikes begin at 4pm and 5pm. February 20 hike meets at the 431 South entrance. Watch for flags on the gravel road south of [more]

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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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Shiitake Mushroom Workshop – Sold Out

January 3, 2019 Click to view Shiitake Mushroom Workshop – Sold Out

Sold Out – Registration for this event is now full.   Ever wondered what that mushroom is in your yard, near your tree or growing on your tree? Learn all about mushrooms that we avoid and ones that have nutritional value during this free Saturdays at Hays DIY Workshop on Saturday, February 9 from 10am-12pm. Rhonda Britton with the The Alabama Cooperative Extension System will show how to identify mushrooms. Those who want [more]

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Winter Hike – Goldsmith Schiffman Wildlife Sanctuary

December 4, 2018 Click to view 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 that can get dirty. All ages welcome but strollers not recommended. Please call 256.564.8077 for more information.

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Hike at Hays – Winter Walk

November 28, 2018 Click to view Hike at Hays – Winter Walk

Hike Times: 7-8:30am 9-10am – Stroller Friendly 10:30am – Noon Grab your coat, scarf and mittens — well you never know with Alabama weather if you’ll need them even in winter, but just in case. Come enjoy a Winter Walk with us! Learn to identify scats and tracks found most often at Hays Nature Preserve with Madison County 4H Club. An early 7am start will be the best chance to see the many animals that make [more]

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Hike at Hays

November 13, 2018 Click to view 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 suggested. All hikes are free and all ages are welcome. Hikers meet at the picnic area. Comfortable shoes that can get dirty are recommended. Only the [more]

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Earth Day 2018

January 10, 2018 Click to view Earth Day 2018

Mark your calendar for April 21st! From 10am to 2pm at Hays Nature Preserve, we’ll celebrate Earth Day and Operation Green Team will have plenty for you to do, like a morning birding hike and two butterfly releases! Stay tuned here and on our social media pages for information about all the activities, vendors and so much more!

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