Fellow Mortals Wildlife Hospital presents Wild Mother's Day at Fellow Mortals Nature and Education Center (MLANEC) on Saturday April 26th, 12.00pm - 4.00pm. A great day out as an early Mother's Day gift for Mom or pick up last minute gifts in our gift shop. There will be a presentation, guided nature walks, an interactive rangers table and a gift shop packed full of wildlife-related items. Our Arts and Crafts area will provide opportunities for kids to make a small gift for Mom. There are walking trail maps available if you prefer to walk alone and scavenger hunts for children, young and old!
Enjoy a guided nature walk with one of our experienced birders and learn about the wildlife we commonly spot at MLANEC. Last year, 19 species were spotted or identified by their song. The 19 species included: Yellow-rumped warblers, Eastern Bluebirds and Vesper Sparrows.
Additional fees are charged for :
Places are limited so register soon to avoid disappointment!
WHAT IF IT RAINS?
We hope you will still join us to enjoy our indoor activities which include the Rangers Station, Wildlife Presentation, Arts & Crafts and Gift Shop.
WHEN YOU ARRIVE
When you arrive at the Nature Center, you will be greeted by our volunteers at the admission gate. Give the volunteer your name and the names of your registered guests and they will direct you to the parking area.If you have not registerd in advance, the volunteer will let you know which activities are available.
WILDLIFE EDUCATION PROGRAM The program will be held at 1.00pm. The program will last approximately 1 hour and includes time to ask questions. You will also meet our Education birds. The program will be held in our education center - The Mary Elizabeth Learning Lodge.
GUIDED NATURE WALKS
We are offering two nature walks which will depart at 12.00pm and 2.30pm. The walks are guided by experienced birders and will last from 45-60 minutes. The guided walks leave from outside the Ranger Station.
RANGER STATION & GIFT SHOP
Just in time for this event we have stocked our gift shop with lots of wildlife-related items. Staff and volunteer favourites include our selection of Folkmanis puppets, t-shirts and Robin Raab stoneware. Items to suit every budget - be sure to take a look around.
The Ranger Station is also a great space for children and adults to learn about wildlife with a range of reference books and a touch table filled with wildlife artifacts. We have great scavenger hunts for kids and adults and an area where kids can enjoy coloring in while their parents browse the gift shop!
ARTS & CRAFTS For this event, kids can make a small wildlife-themed gift for Mother's Day.
We only stock soda and water in our gift shop so please bring any other refreshments with you. Feel free to bring a picnic - we have many picnic tables dispersed througout the property.
SELF-GUIDED WALKING TRAILS Collect your copy of the walking trail map from the Ranger Station and you can enjoy exploring the trails while spotting wildlife.