These programs are held on the third Saturday of each month and cover a variety of subjects. Third Saturday Nature Talks are open to the public and are free with paid general admission or Heard Museum Membership. Many of these programs will have an outside component. Please dress appropriately. These talks begin at 9:30 a.m. unless otherwise listed.

Third Saturday Nature Talk Topics

October 20 - Fossil Lab

Visit the Heard's fossil lab to see what is being currently being prepared for future display and to learn some of the basics of how to use tools to clean and prepare fossils.  You'll also have a chance to view and learn about a large variety of local fossils.  Please join us at the Heard Annex at 9:30. This building is off-site. Directions will be available at the Heard upon check-in at the front desk.

November 17 - Owls and Raptors

Nikki Lefebvre, education volunteer at the Raptor Center, will talk about local owls, their behaviors, and where to look for them.  She will also describe the work done with owls and other raptors who come to the Raptor Center.

December 15 - Winter Tree Walk

Come and see the magic of the bottomland forest without the camouflage and get to know the things we overlook the rest of the year. In the winter, when many plants have lost their leaves, it may seem impossible to identify plants; however, during this hike, you will learn about some of the ways you can identify plants without their foliage. This program will be led by David Powell, Master Naturalist Emeritus.

Looking for additional informative talks? Please see the information about our seasonal Butterfly Talks or Second Saturday Bird Walks.