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Outdoor Engagement
Our naturalist is available to answer wildlife nuisance questions about deer, raccoons, skunks, bats, groundhogs, and snakes, as well as other outdoor-related questions. Literature is available regarding deer-proofing your yard, including planting suggestions and techniques to prevent deer from eating your landscape plants. Please visit our Deer Management Advisory Committee page for more information.

Hills Hikers

Skill Level: Introductory
Age: Adult
Cost: $50.00
When: Every Wednesday in September and October

This group will meet each Wednesday evening in September and October for a Naturalist led one-hour hike. Exploring local parks and hiking trails, these hikes will focus on fun and fitness in a relaxed environment.

First hike will start at Veterans Memorial Pointe.
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For the Birds
Skill Level: Intermediate
Age: Adult
Cost: $15.00
Saturday, September 9
Saturday, October 14
Saturday, November 11
Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Registration ends September 7th

This group meets the second Saturday in September, October and November from 8:00 am - 9:00 am. Bring your binoculars and join park staff to search for birds at area birding hotspots. We will also learn about bird feeding and feeder making.

First birding hike will be at Innovation Hills. 
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Hoot and Howl Hayride
Skill Level: Introductory
Age: All ages welcome
Cost: $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for children 12 and under
When: Friday, October 13
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Bloomer Park
Registration ends October 11th

Join park staff at Bloomer Park for a hayride to search for nocturnal animal activity. Enjoy a campfire, cider and donuts following the hayride.
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Learn to Coexist with our Wild Neighbors
Skill Level: Intermediate
Age: Adult/Homeowner Associations
Cost: Free (registration requested)
When: Tuesday, November 7
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: City Hall Auditorium

Residents face many challenges living with area wildlife. This program will focus on different animals and explore techniques for living with them. 

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