This is a program via Zoom, with photos and stories of the frogs and toads, turtles, lizards and snakes found at the preserve and in the surrounding area. Get answers to questions like, “where can you find them” and “are they harmful or helpful?” I will include some information about venomous snakes, even though they have not been seen at the preserve. Visit the Friends of SW Nature Preserve calendar page to get the link (coming soon).
I’ll lead a mindfulness walk at the refuge at 11:00am. Register through the nature center’s website – https://www.fwnaturecenter.org. Join us in a small group as we practice mindfulness in the woods and prairies. Mindfulness is a way of attending to our present experience, letting go of distractions and welcoming what we see, hear, smell, and touch. By being quiet and “tuned in,” we may notice more of what is around us.
Here are the kinds of things I ordinarily do: