State and National Parks holds programs this weekend

July 05, 2007 11:00 pm

Triplicate staff

Redwood National and State Parks will offer free events in coming days.

Today, junior rangers can take part in "Life on a Nurse Log" at 10 a.m. at Prairie Creek Visitor Center. At 3 p.m., they can join "Water Wonders" at Mill Creek Campground or "Are We Bear Yet?" at Jedediah Smith Campground.

Nature walks include "Brown Bag at Big Tree" at 1:30 p.m. at the Big Tree parking area. At 2 p.m., "Seeds and Sprouts" starts at Lady Bird Johnson Grove trail and "Life Cycle in the Ancient Forest" begins at Nickerson Ranch trail on Howland Hill Road. At 3 p.m., "Seen One Redwood, You've Seen ‘Em All ... Or Have You?" starts at Big Tree parking area.

Campfire programs at 8:30 p.m. include "Birds of a Feather" at Elk Prairie Campground, "Wonders in the Watershed" at Mill Creek Campground and "The Bear Necessities" at Jedediah Smith Campground.

On Saturday, junior rangers can join "Seeds and Sprouts" at 10 a.m. at the Prairie Creek Visitor Center and "Amazing Adaptations" at 3 p.m. at the Jedediah Smith Campground.

The Mill Creek Watershed will stay open for exploration from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. off of Hamilton Road.

Nature walks at 10 a.m. include "Ranches, Roosevelt, and Redwoods" at Prairie Creek Visitor Center and "Owls and Old Growth" at Simpson-Reed Grove.

At 2 p.m., "Wind and Fire: The Lifecycle of the Redwood Forest" will meet at Lady Bird Johnson Grove trail and "Stomping in Stout Grove" will start at the Stout Grove parking area.

Campfire programs at 8:30 p.m. include "Bearing It All" at Elk Prairie Campground and "The Olympians of Redwood" at Jedediah Smith Campground.

On Sunday, junior rangers can join "Plant Detective" at 10 a.m. at the Prairie Creek Visitor Center.

The Mill Creek Watershed will stay open for explorers from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Nature walks include "Seen One Redwood, You've Seen Em' All … Or Have You?" at 10 a.m. at Big Tree parking area.

At 1 p.m., "Amphibians and Reptiles of Tolowa Dunes" will run at Tolowa Dunes State Park.

At 1:30 p.m., "Fabulous Ferns" will meet at Fern Canyon trail.

At 2 p.m., "Old-Growth Forests: What they are and Why are they Important?" will start at Lady Bird Johnson Grove trail and "It's A Small World" will meet at Simpson-Reed Grove.

The campfire program "Don't Make a Banana Slug Split!" will start at 8:30 p.m. at Elk Prairie Campground.

On Monday, junior rangers can join "Millipede Madness and Other Incredible Invertebrates" at 10 a.m. at the Prairie Creek Visitor Center.

Nature walks include "Redwood Reactions" at 11 a.m. at Prairie Creek Visitor Center. At 2 p.m., "Lady Bird's Legacy" starts at Lady Bird Johnson trailhead and "Treasures of Time" begins at Stout Grove parking area.

On Tuesday, junior rangers can join "Critters of Mill Creek" at 10:30 a.m. at Mill Creek Campground.

Nature walks include "The Redwood Hotel" at the Lady Bird Johnson Grove trailhead and "The Secret Lives of Trees" at Stout Grove parking area.

Campfire programs at 8:30 p.m. include "Giants of Redwood National and State Parks" at Elk Prairie Campground and "All is Not As it Appears: the Coastal Connection" at Mill Creek Campground.

On Wednesday, junior rangers can join "So You Want to be a Biologist" at 10 a.m. at Prairie Creek Visitor Center and "Marvelous Mammals" at 3 p.m. at Jedediah Smith Campground.

Nature walks at 2 p.m. include "Majesty and Mystery" at 2 p.m. at the Lady Bird Johnson Grove trailhead and "The Redwood Forest Family" at Simpson-Reed Grove.

Campfire programs at 8:30 p.m. include "There is a Fungus Among Us!" at Elk Prairie Campground and "Mammal Mysteries" at Jedediah Smith Campground.

On Thursday, junior rangers can join "Seeds and Sprouts" at 10 a.m. at Prairie Creek Visitor Center and "Cubs in the Creek" at 3 p.m. at Mill Creek Campground.

Nature walks include "Brown Bag at Big Tree" at 1:30 p.m. at Big Tree parking area.

At 2 p.m., "Putting it in Perspective" starts at the Lady Bird Johnson Grove trailhead and "Wanted Dead or Alive" begins at Simpson-Reed Grove.

"Ranches, Roosevelt, and Redwoods" starts at 3 p.m. at Prairie Creek Visitor Center.

Campfire programs include "Measuring Marvelous Marine Mammals" at 8 p.m. at Gold Bluffs Beach Campground. At 8:30 p.m., "Wave of the Future" starts at Elk Prairie Campground and "Bear Tales" begins at Mill Creek Campground.