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Wildlife Center programs set

CALCUTTA — The Beaver Creek Wildlife Education Center will open from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays beginning May 1, following current Covid policies. May programs include:

— Grow a Butterfly Garden from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 1 under the pavilion. Registration is required by emailing beavercreekw@aol.com.

Cheryl Mattevi and Eileen Dray-Bardon will share how to plant a garden that attracts butterflies and other pollinators, which plants host the different stages of these beneficial and beautiful creatures, where to purchase plants locally, how to collect seeds, and how to plant them. Participants will receive some sample plants and seeds.

— Milkweed Mud Pies from 1-4 p.m. May 1n.

Mattevi and Dray-Bardon will lead the program for children and adults of all ages choose milkweed and other wildflower seeds and make a seed ball to take home to plant. Participants can also help enlarge the wildflower meadow at the Wildlife Center by pitching in a few seeds.

— Nature Craft Tree Cookie Pictures from 1 to 4:30 p.m. May 15 under the pavilion. Registration is required by emailing to beavercreekw@aol.com.

Carolyn Roble will lead the program in which participants can create a beautiful picture in a frame using tree cookies (slices of wood from trees and branches) and other items from nature.

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