Mother's Day Nature WalkGet a head start celebrating Mother’s Day by taking mom for a walk at our nature centers, Saturday, May 12. All events are free.


• Cranberry Lake Preserve, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk

Cranberry Lake staff and Master Gardener Mary Harrington will lead a wildflower walk throughout the preserve.


• Croton Point Park, 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.: Mother’s Day Nests, Eggs and Young

Birds can be great moms too! Learn about bird nests and behavior followed by a short hike to nesting locations.


• Lenoir Preserve, 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Mother’s Day Walk

Take a walk around the Preserve in search of wildflowers, butterflies and birds.


• Marshlands Conservancy, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.: Blooms for Mom

Explore and identify the wildflowers in bloom at the conservancy.


• Read Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Wildflower and Plant Walk

Take a walk to look for wildflowers and other plants that are enjoying the spring season at the sanctuary, in addition to checking out the Pollinator Garden.


• Trailside Nature Museum, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.: Stroll in the Garden with Mom

Learn the histories and uses of the beautiful flowers of the Trailside Wildflower Garden, plus get some tips on how to grow them yourself. This a short walk over unpaved ground, but is otherwise suitable for all ages.