Claytor Nature Center, a 491-acre natural area owned and managed by the University of Lynchburg in nearby Bedford County, will host a series of wildflower walks and birding events Oct. 1 through 17.
The series begins at 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, with three guided, hourlong wildflower walks. There will be two walks for children — one for ages 3 to 5 and another for children 6 and older — and one for adults only. Children in the 3-to-5-year-old group must be accompanied by at least one parent. The cost for the walk is a donation in any amount to Claytor Nature Center and participants must register in advance.
Family Birding Days will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, and 17. For this event, families equipped with an instructional guide, map, and passport booklet will set off on Claytor’s trails to learn about birds and their habitats. The cost for Family Birding Days is $6 per person or free for those enrolled in Claytor’s new membership program, Otter Romp. Participants must register in advance.
More information about the wildflower walks and Family Birding Days, including registration links and details about safety precautions, can be found here.