The Red Crossbill, Loxia curvistra, is a peculiar finch found among the spruces, firs, pines, and hemlocks of coniferous woodlands. The Red Crossbill is one of three of the 17 finch species in North America that have an unusual, but spectacular beak. Per their name, the crossbill has a crossed bill. You may be thinking, what does having a crossed bill have to do with the journey of a crossbill? Everything.
Love it or hate it, there is more to snow than meets the eye! Join Bird Conservancy of the Rockies educators for the “Science of Snow”. We discover how snow is made, explore the beautiful patterns of snowflakes, and create some snow-art (“snart”?). If there’s no snow, not to worry – we will make our own (and show you how)!
Science of Snow” will be outside the entire time. Please dress comfortably for the weather and bring snacks/water as needed. Family Nature Club is intended for children and their grownups. Each family group will receive an Exploration Kit to use during the series to investigate the nature around them and to complete challenges at home between sessions.
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Thanks to generous support from Nebraska Environmental Trust Foundation and Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, our programs are offered at NO COST to you!
This program takes place at the Elks Shelter located at Riverside Park in 1600 South Beltline West Scottsbluff, NE 69361 in Scottsbluff, NE. The Elks Shelter is next to the Riverside Dog Park. All are welcome. Our community of practice is to be an organization that empowers people of all backgrounds, beliefs, colors and creeds to join in, benefit from and contribute to our mission. We strive for inclusivity of all persons regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other status.
Riverside Park (next to Riverside Dog Park)
Scottsbluff, NE 69361