Hummingbird Safari
Jul
28
10:00 AM10:00

Hummingbird Safari

Come with us as we go off-trail at the Gateway Nature Preserve to discover a secret hangout for the ruby-throated hummingbird! Forsyth Audubon is collaborating with Gateway Nature Preserve on this program about these magical, jewel-like little birds. The program will be of interest to all ages, with some activities for children. 

Because we will be walking through vegetation, please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Free. 

This event is cosponsored with Forsyth Audubon. Meet at Family Services parking lot, 1200 S. Broad Street.

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Salem Creek Stomp
Aug
11
10:00 AM10:00

Salem Creek Stomp

Cool your heels in a guided stroll through the hidden world of Salem Creek. We’ll watch for birds, fish, and vegetation along the stream, and play a stream scavenger hunt. At our destination, you can explore a floodplain model that presents different stormwater and flooding scenarios. You can also look for macroinvertebrates—dragonfly larvae, crayfish, and other water critters—and see how they relate to water quality. 

This event is geared to families with kids from age 5 up (parents, use your best judgment with younger kids). Closed-toe shoes or water sandals—no open-toed sandals or bare feet! 

Thanks to Dan Tomczak of the NC Association of Floodplain Managers, who will present the floodplain model, and to Phyllis Smith of Forsyth Extension, who will lead the macroinvertebrate hunt. 

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Wildflower Walk
Apr
8
2:00 PM14:00

Wildflower Walk

Early wildflowers bloom in forests before the trees leaf out and block the sunlight. They provide a burst of color and an early-spring pollen source.  Join botanist Lisa Gould on a ramble to discover wildflowers blooming in the Gateway Nature Preserve. We’ll make other spring discoveries, as well!

Wear sturdy shoes and long pants to minimize contact with thorns, etc. 

We will meet in the Washington Park parking lot off South Broad St. For more information: gatewaynaturecenter@gmail.com.

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Salem Creek Exploration
Mar
25
2:00 PM14:00

Salem Creek Exploration

Feed your imagination at Salem Creek in the Gateway Nature Preserve! 

Come enjoy stories, music, crafts, and water activities for kids and adults. You’ll be able to move from station to station, exploring at your own pace. 

This event will be held from 2-4 pm, and you can come and go on your own schedule. Meet in the Washington Park parking lot. Enter at 1490 S. Broad St. and follow the signs. 

Sponsored by the Gateway Nature Preserve with support from the North Carolina Association of Flood Plain Managers; the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Forsyth Center; and the N.C. Storytellers Guild and the Mama Wadi Storytellers. 

For more information, contact gatewaynaturecenter@gmail.com

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Bee-Friendly Workshop at Colony Urban Farm!
Feb
25
2:00 PM14:00

Bee-Friendly Workshop at Colony Urban Farm!

Want to get the buzz on bees? Join Gateway Nature Preserve at Colony Urban Farm, where Allison Bowling will share her knowledge about the role of bees as pollinators. You’ll learn the following and more: 

  • Native bee myths & facts
  • Honeybees vs. native bees? History and Benefits 
  • Pollination statistics: Why are native bees important?
  • Fundamentals of native bee habitats & life cycles
  • How you can help 
  • Keys to success 

You will also get to see a demonstration habitat, nesting materials, and cocoons!

Colony Urban Farm Store is a family-owned business that serves urban farmers, beekeepers, and others interested in pursuing sustainable food sources. Allison co-owns Colony with her husbandJosh Pietrafeso. You can learn more about Colony at www.colonyurbanfarm.com

After the workshop, Allison and Josh are offering participants a 15% discount off a purchase of habitats, cocoons, and nesting materials and other native bee supplies. 

The event will be up one flight of stairs in Colony’s meeting space on the second floor, at Colony Urban Farm, 492 West End Blvd, Winston-Salem, NC 27101 . For more information, email gatewaynaturecenter@gmail.com.

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