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Welcome to  Beech Creek Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve.

We are still in the process of enhancing our new website and entire web presence, thank you for your patience while we continue to work on this. Our goal is to provide more timely, accurate, and interesting information to the community, our members, and anyone interested in the things we’re doing.

Please check back often, as the new year is going to be bringing many new changes to Beech Creek.  Feel free to leave suggestions on the types of programs and events you would like to see and comments on the changes that will be happening throughout the year.
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Bird in the Hand

Hand-feeding the birds!
January & February  Sat 12-3pm, Sun 12-3pm

On Saturdays & Sundays in January and February from Noon to 3:00 pm you can experience
the thrill of hand-feeding wild birds.  Volunteers will be available to coach you on attracting
chickadees to feed from your hand. The bird feeder is just across the bridge, about a five
minute walk from the parking lot. All you need to do is show up dressed for the weather.
We will provide bird seed, a fire, and a warm beverage.
Admission is FREE!    Donations always Welcome.

 

Seed Swap

March 8, 1-4pm     sunflower_and_tomato_seeds_in_packages_0515-1104-1203-1409_SMU

Calling All Gardeners!
To swap vegetable and flower seeds.
1:00-2:00 pm     Register, Bring Seeds, & Explore Exhibits
2:00-4:00 pm    Swapping Seeds

You do not need to bring seeds to participate, all are welcome.
Click here for flier with more details.

 

Backyard Bees Part 1 – How to get Started

March 14, 2015    10 AM – 5 PM

Part 1:   Focuses on How to get Started, Bee Equipment, Parts of a Hive,
Bee Plants, Good Hive Locations, Spring & Summer Management
More . . .

 

Beech Creek
Butterfly House & Gardens 

Entrance to Butterfly House

Entrance to Butterfly House

Hours:  Closed for season
2015 Hours

June 22   to   September 13
Monday-Saturday  10am-4pm
Sunday  12-5pm

ADMISSION:
$3.00 per person
Children 2 & under – Free

Butterfly Release
September 16, 2014

(Rain Date September 18th)
10am – 12pm
Visitors can observe or may choose
to assist with this process.
Admission of $3.00 per person, (0-2 yrs free) does apply to our Butterfly Release.

NOTES:

  • The Butterfly House is handicap accessible
  • Group tours of 10 or more should call ahead to make a reservation
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AMAZING GARDEN

The Amazing Garden Entrance

The Amazing Garden Entrance

AVAILABILITY & HOURS:

June 23  to  Sept 14, 2014

  • Mon thru Sat: 10am – 4pm
  • Sun: 12pm – 4pm

Oct 4   to   Dec 21, 2014

  • Sat: 10am – 4pm
  • Sun: 12pm – 4pm

ADMISSION:

  • Generally Free (see notes)

NOTES:

  • Group tours of 10 or more should call ahead to make a reservation
  • There may be fees for groups of school children where tours include curriculum topics presented by Beech Creek staff or volunteers. Please contact us if you are interested in this type of tour.

VISITOR CENTER

Visitor Center Sign

Visitor Center Sign

AVAILABILITY & HOURS:

June 23   to   Sept 14, 2014

  • Mon thru Sat: 10am – 4pm
  • Sun: 12pm – 4pm

Oct 4   to   Dec 21, 2014

  • Sat: 10am – 4pm
  • Sun: 12pm – 4pm

ADMISSION:

  • Generally FREE (see notes)
  • No cost to visit the Nature Store, use the Resource Library, view the Educational Exhibits, or sit on the Wildlife Observation Deck (*)

NOTES:

  • Group tours of 10 or more should call ahead to make a reservation
  • (*) There may be fees for reserving or renting the Wildlife Observation Deck or use of the Community Room. Please contact us if you are interested using these areas of the Visitor Center for a special event or occasion.

HIKING TRAILS

Fern Ridge Trail Sign

Fern Ridge Trail Sign

AVAILABILITY & HOURS:
Open Year-Round, Dawn to Dusk

ADMISSION:

  • FREE

NOTES:

  • Feel free to bring your pet(s) to walk the trails with you.  However, please clean up after them to keep the trails enjoyable for everyone.

 

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