Winter School Recess Programs at the South Fork Natural History Museum
with SOFO Environmental Educators
* For Children of All Ages *
February 16 Tuesday: Wooly Bear Caterpillar Search
Woolly Bear caterpillars are the red and black banded caterpillars we often see wandering across the grass in the fall, on their way to find a spot to hibernate for winter. They stay safe from the cold under old wood or dead leaves in the forests and fields or in your backyard. If you know where to look for them, you can peek at them as they sleep curled up in a ball, waiting to spin their silk cocoons in late winter. After just a few weeks in their cocoons, they will emerge in the spring as adult Isabella tiger moths.
There is a $10 fee for Adults and $7 fee for children for this program. Members are free.
Please note that, as mandated by the latest State Executive Order regarding COVID-19 safety precautions, our outdoor nature walks and programs will at all times follow stringent six-feet distancing separation protocols required by the Department of Health for the safety of our participants and environmental educators. We will provide masks and gloves for all attendees.
Advanced reservations are required for all events. To register for this program, which has limited enrollment please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 631-537-9735. Spots will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.