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Mary Lou Berger

Hal R. Valeche
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Things to Do at Daggerwing in September

Daggerwing Nature Center is operated by the Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department and is located in South County Regional Park at 11200 Park Access Road, off Cain Boulevard between Glades Road and Yamato Road, in western Boca Raton. Please log onto for more information.

All programs are by reservation only, unless otherwise stated. Please call (561) 629-8760 or visit the nature center to make program reservations. Fees (if applicable) are due the day of the program by cash or check only. All participants are required to sign a program participation form for every program. If you are more than 5 minutes late to a program you have made a reservation for, your spot will be given to a person on the waiting list.

Wednesday thru Saturday, Sept. 5 thru Sept. 29 3:15 pm - 3:30 pm*
Families / all ages, free (reservations not required)
3:15 pm is feeding time! Listen to a short talk about a specific animal and then watch while they are fed.
*Schedule: Wednesday - alligator; Thursday - snake; Friday - skunk; Saturday - alligator

Saturday, Sept. 8, 1-1:45pm
Families and all ages, $3 per person (reservations required)
What is a reptile? Come and find out; meet (and touch!) a turtle, a snake, and even our baby alligator!

Friday, Sept. 21, 10:30-11:15 am
Ages 2-5, $4 per child (reservations required)
Parents, bring your little ones to experience exciting nature topics. Programs may include activities such as stories, puppets, games, role play, nature walks, and crafts. During this class, learn all about alligators and meet our baby gator!

Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 2 pm
Ages 8-12, $4 per child (reservations required)
Looking for something to do during your day off from school? Come and join us, and meet Shadow, our eastern screech owl. Learn about the secret lives of owls and dissect an owl “pellet” to learn about their eating habits.

ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS: Animal Adaptations
Saturday, Sept. 29, 1-1:45pm
Families and all ages, $3 per person (reservations required)
How are animals able to survive so well in the wild? We’ll take an up-close look at special “adaptations” of a few of our live animals and learn how they are able to thrive.

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