Check out our new twice-a-month Thursday program geared towards preschool-age children and their caregivers. Come adventure through the Arboretum with us this fall! Fun, nature-based themes will guide us through an hour and a half of free play, exploration, games, and songs along the trails of the Arboretum.
More information and registration can be found on our Fiddleheads Forest School web page.
September 20 – Salamanders
Salamanders live in our Woodland Garden ponds starting as an egg, growing into larva and eventually leaving the pond as full-grown adults. We will use nets to catch a few and see who else makes their home in the ponds.
October 4 – Nature’s Design: Spiders and their Webs
Explore the intricate webs and the diversity of spiders along our trails. We will use bug sheets and bug boxes to catch and observe spiders, and anything else that crosses our path.
October 18 – Falling Changing Leaves
Everything is changing as we move from summer to fall. How can we tell and what is happening? Falling leaves, changing colors, and shifting wildlife patterns will clue us into the signs of fall.
November 1 – Bats
Bats move through the forest at night using only sound while they hunt for insects. What’s it like to be a bat?
November 15 – Where do the Birds Go?
Some birds stay, some birds fly south. Why? We will learn about why birds migrate and discover which birds are here to stay for winter.
December 6 – Camouflage
How come we rarely see the coyotes living in Seattle or the millions of insects tucked around our green spaces? Camouflage is the ticket to staying hidden. We’ll discover different forms of camouflage and see how well we can camouflage ourselves!
December 20 – Trees in Winter
What are trees doing in the winter? We will investigate different trees and discover what they’re up to.