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Animal Tales: Step Gently Out

May 3 - May 7

Free

Our Park Naturalists and volunteers come to your local library each month to share a story about a native animal and lead a craft or activity. These programs are FREE to attend and are most appropriate for preschool to upper elementary age children. Advance registration is required by contacting your library. 

Please note: With the ever-changing circumstances involving the COVID-19 pandemic, Animal Tales may become Virtual Animal Tales and/or an Animal Tales StoryWalk at McCloud Nature Park during any given month. Follow us on Facebook or contact your local library for updates.

May: Step Gently Out by Helen Frost

What would happen if you walked very, very quietly and looked ever so carefully at the natural world outside? You might see a cricket leap, a moth spread her wings, or a spider step across a silken web. In simple, evocative language, Helen Frost offers a hint at the many tiny creatures around us.

June: Fireflies! by Julie Brinckloe

A young boy is proud of having caught a jar full of fireflies, which seems to him like owning a piece of moonlight, but as the light begins to dim he realizes he must set the insects free or they will die.

July: How to Hide a Butterfly by Ruth Heller

Go on a fascinating nature hunt to find the butterflies, bees, inchworms, and other intriguing insects hiding in the brilliantly-painted pages of this book.

August: Flight of the Honeybee by Raymond Huber

A tiny honeybee emerges from the hive for the first time. Using sunlight, landmarks, and scents to remember the path, she goes in search of pollen and nectar to share with the thousands of other bees in her hive. She uses her powerful sense of smell to locate the flowers that sustain her, avoids birds that might eat her, and returns home to share her finds with her many sisters. 

Plainfield – Guilford Township 

  • Call library at (317) 839-6602 to register in advance
  • Mondays at 4:30 p.m. 
  • May 3, June 7, August 2

Clayton – Liberty Township 

  • Call library at (317) 539-2991 to register in advance
  • Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. 
  • May 4, June 8, July 6, August 3

Monrovia 

  • Call library at (317) 996-4307 to register in advance
  • Tuesdays at 1 p.m. 
  • May 4, June 8, July 6, August 3

Brownsburg 

  • Call library at (317) 852-3167 to register in advance
  • Wednesdays at 4 p.m. 
  • May 5, June 9, July 7, August 4

Jamestown

  • Call library at (765) 676-6190 to register in advance
  • Thursdays at 3 p.m.
  • May 6, June 10, July 8, August 5

Roachdale

  • Call library at (765) 522-1491 to register in advance
  • Thursdays at 4:30 p.m.
  • May 6, June 10, July 8, August 5

Avon

  • Call library at (317) 272-4818 to register in advance
  • Fridays at 2 p.m.
  • May 7, June 11, July 9, August 6

Danville

  • Call library at (317) 745-2604 to register in advance
  • Fridays at 4 p.m.
  • May 7, June 11, July 9, August 6

Details

Start:
May 3
End:
May 7
Cost:
Free
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