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November 17, 2020
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cool Creek Nature Center
2000-1 E 151st Street
Carmel, IN 46033
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Nature Series Lectures

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

These lectures will provide in-depth education into the seasonally related topics below, led by our naturalist staff through a PowerPoint program. The programs are geared toward young adults and adults and intended to expand our citizens knowledge of the life and passive recreation opportunities in Hamilton County and our state!
Ages: Teens and adults
Cost: Free
Location: CCNC
Pre-registration: Required. Register online

Monarchs -  Life-History and Decline
This presentation will discuss the amazing lifecycle, habitat and migration of the monarch butterfly. We will also explore the perils these insects face and the factors in their precipitous decline over the last few decades, focusing on the things we can do in our own yards and communities that help not only them, but other declining insects.
Date: Tuesday, November 17
Time: 6:30 pm

Winter Bird Survival -  December
Our December presentation will discuss the winter survival strategies of birds. As winter officially begins and we prepare ourselves and property for the months of harsh winter temperatures and conditions, it is amazing to think that some birds that weigh ten pennies or less survive this season. Learn about the extraordinary adaptations and needed food resources that go into their methods of survival.
Date: Tuesday, December 15
Time: 6:30 pm

Native Plant’s involvement in America’s History
January’s program will explore the role that native plants have had in our country’s past. From presidential campaign slogans, the abolitionist struggle to free those that were enslaved, the materials we use locally during wartime embargos, to the poisoning of small frontier towns, plants have played a key role in shaping our nation’s history and story. We will focus on native plants and their history but may include some pioneer species that our earliest immigrants brought with them, as well.
Date: Tuesday, January 26
Time: 6:30 pm

Bird Romance
In February, people are celebrating Valentine’s Day in many ways - like buying their sweetheart
candy, taking them out to dinner, dancing, and delivering flowers. It turns out birds are also
reestablishing pair bonds with their mates around this same time, too! During this program we
will explore the similarities of our traditions and birds’ by peeking into their lives.
Date: Tuesday, February 9
Time: 6:30 pm