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Fermilab Natural Areas
Discovery Day

Plan to attend FNA’s Discovery Day on Saturday July 14, 2012
Heather Williams, FNA

On July 14th, FNA will be leading four special guided tours of Fermilab's natural areas at our first Discovery Day event. Visitors will have an opportunity to visit sites that are normally not accessible to the public!  Festivities will begin at the Kuhn Barn in the Fermilab Village where visitors can chat with FNA ecological regional partners such as The Conservation Foundation before beginning a bus & walking tour of some of our off-the-beaten-track natural areas. Tours will require walking outside on uneven terrain so please wear closed-toed shoes. We also recommend long pants, sunscreen and your favorite insect repellant! At each stop, two expert volunteer guides will be provide information on current restoration efforts as well as site history, flora and fauna. This will be the perfect opportunity to ask everything you always wanted to know about our natural spaces, and learn about becoming a site volunteer.

The tours will visit four of Fermilab’s premier ecological locations: award winning Nepese Marsh where our site steward will cover its history and point out some current residents; no tour of our natural areas would be complete without a stop at our Main Ring Savanna; the tour at Indian Creek Woods will give you an opportunity to explore our wetland mitigation site and see how (with a little help!) nature is thriving where there was once a major construction project; the final stop will delight any plant or butterfly lovers as we introduce you to the diversity of Big Woods North. Lunch and other merchandise will be available for purchase at the Kuhn Barn. Email us at fermilabnaturalareas+discoveryday@gmail.com to reserve your spot at Discovery Day – just let us know how many attendees will be attending with you!

See the flyer for more information and details.

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