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Morning Bird Hike

Learn about birds that live in the woodlands and fields of the preserve around the nature center.

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Volunteer Workday: Whalon Lake

Contribute to your community, support your local environment, and meet fellow nature-lovers.

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The Buzz

Good News For Those Who Hate Yard Work: You Can Skip Raking Your Leaves


Put down the rake. You don't need to clear all the leaves from your yard this fall. Leaving them where they fall is actually better for the environment and for your yard.

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Don't Be a Butthead; Dispose of Cigarettes Properly


Trillions of cigarettes are littered each year, creating a lasting impact for the environment. And now, with the rising popularity of e-cigarettes, litter from smoking includes both hazardous and electronic waste.

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