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Adult Session 2012: Nature At Night

By August 27, 2012 No Comments

Last year during Adult Session Chris Chamberlin and Amy Beaird led a night-walk to look for grazing caterpillars. (Did you know that caterpillars generally feed at night because the birds aren’t active then?) The class proved to be wildly popular, partly because Amy and Chris are such enthusiastic teachers, and so this year it was unanimously decided to have a theme of Nature at Night. During the day-time we’ll have all our usual activities, including introductory talks for what we’ll be doing once the sun goes down. Crafting classes will include Organic Cuttlebone Jewelry with Nell Fredericksen and making necklaces from wood scrolls with Walter Mehring. Julie Moore will explain What Plants Do At Night, while Terry Richardson covers Night Vision and Light Pollution. There’ll be the usual nature treasure hunt, and sharing of favorite nature books. Night-time will feature star-gazing, a search for crayfish in Big Mary’s Creek with Paul Cabe, and listening for night sounds with Peter Mehring. A version of the brochure with full list of classes is posted at the camp web site. Dates are June 8-12, and the cost is still only $210 /person. Queries to Connie Sancetta or Flip Coulling.