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Written by:  CP Staff
Date: September 1, 2012

Sept. 24
Let's Play Catch!
Discover who lives in Lake Crabtree and how they fit into the aquatic food web. Identify critters and basic fish anatomy. Meet at the floodplain. All ages. Registration required. Free. 9-11 a.m., 1-3 p.m. Lake Crabtree County Park, 1400 Aviation Pkwy., Morrisville. 919-460-2723. wakegov.com/parks/lakecrabtree/default.htm.

Sept. 25 & 27
Grandparent/Grandchild Story Time
Enjoy stories about reptiles and visit with live snakes and lizards to see and touch. Registration for Sept. 25 event required by Sept. 21. Registration for Sept. 27 event required by Sept. 23. $2 participant. 10:30-11:15 a.m. Sept. 25 at Five Points Center for Active Adults, 401 E. Whitaker Mill Rd., Raleigh. The Sept. 27 event is 1:30-2:15 p.m. at Millbrook Center for Active Adults, 1905 Spring Forest Rd., Raleigh. 919-831-6856. reclink.raleighnc.gov.

Sept. 26
Family Wildlife Series: Sly as a Fox
Learn about foxes and find out what they are up to this time of year. Ages 5 and up. Registration required. Free. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Blue Jay Point County Park, 3200 Pleasant Union Church Rd., Raleigh. 919-870-4330. wakegov.com/parks/bluejay.

Going Batty
Learn about bats, the world's only flying mammals. Meet at the Beech Shelter. All ages. Registration required. Free. 5:30-7 p.m. Lake Crabtree County Park, 1400 Aviation Pkwy., Morrisville. 919-460-2723. wakegov.com/parks/lakecrabtree/default.htm.

Sept. 29
Children's Outdoor Violin Concert
Enjoy violin music to celebrate the opening of the 24th Annual Sculpture in the Garden Exhibition and Take a Child Outside Week. All ages. Free. 2:30 p.m. N.C. Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Rd., Chapel Hill. 919-962-0522. ncbg.unc.edu.

Deer: Natural Beauty Turned Ugly
Learn how deer have become a nuisance and get a primer on ecological imbalance and responsibility. Meet at the White Oak Shelter. All ages. Registration required. Free. 10 a.m.-noon. Lake Crabtree County Park, 1400 Aviation Pkwy., Morrisville. 919-460-2723. wakegov.com/parks/lakecrabtree/default.htm.

Mysterious Mushrooms
Discover the world of mushrooms. Learn the important role they play in the ecosystem and how to identify some of the more common species in our area. All ages. Registration required. Free. 2-4 p.m. Lake Crabtree County Park, 1400 Aviation Pkwy., Morrisville. 919-460-2723. wakegov.com/parks/lakecrabtree/default.htm.

Nature Stories: Crowing for Joy
Parent and child learn about crows through stories and activities. Ages 3-5. Registration required. Free. 10-11 a.m. Blue Jay Point County Park, 3200 Pleasant Union Church Rd., Raleigh. 919-870-4330. wakegov.com/parks/bluejay.

Sept. 30
Daytime Astronomy
Learn about the solar system through hands-on activities. Meet at
the Beech Shelter. All ages. Registration required. Free. 1-3 p.m. Lake Crabtree County Park, 1400 Aviation Pkwy., Morrisville. 919-460-2723. wakegov.com/parks/lakecrabtree/default.htm.



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