Alligator returns to habitat at Kreher Preserve & Nature Center

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Photo submitted to the Opelika Observer

Special to the Opelika Observer

The KPNC alligator habitat finally has a resident for this year.  Each year from March to October, an alligator on loan from Alligator Alley in Summerdale calls the preserve home.  This little guy is between one to two years old and will be available for visitors to see every day in its habitat adjacent to the main pavilion.

COVID-19 update

The Kreher Preserve & Nature Center is open to the public. Use this time to reconnect with the natural world. As a reminder, they are open dawn to dusk — no dogs, no bikes and no smoking.

Birding Enthusiasts Delight

Birding is a past time anyone, from any background, and at any age, can enjoy.  Right now, the KPNC is teeming with birds, including many unusual migratory species.  Come out and see what you can find!

Tree Tots Summer Session

Registration is open for the summer Tree Tots session. Tree Tots is a nature-based-play class where children aged crawling (six months and under) through three years are encouraged to use their senses to explore their natural environment and learn together through play. They meet on Thursdays, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. July 9 thru Aug. 6.  Caregivers attend Tree Tots with their children.

Summer Ecology Camp

Children going into 1st through 7th grades can sign up for camp any or all weeks in July.  Visit their camp web page for more information and to watch for the registration link: http://aub.ie/summerecologycamp.

Woodland Wonders Nature Preschool

At Woodland Wonders Nature Preschool, childhood adventures come to life. They offer classes on Monday, Wednesday or Friday and Tuesday and Thursday from 8 to 11:30 a.m. to students from 3 to 5 years of age.  Find out more and enroll today at http://aub.ie/woodlandwonders/ or send an email to Sarah Crim, lead teacher, at natureeducation@auburn.edu.

For more information, visit wp.auburn.edu/preserve/. The preserve is located at 2222 N. College St.

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