Nature’s Tricks & Treats

Caterpillars that look like snake eyes? Snakes that try to look like each other? Plants that pretend to offer a sweet treat to insects…aka…dinner? The wild world is full of hidden “tricks” as a part of survival. While we celebrate the candy version of tricks and treats this Halloween, nature has some tricks going year round! 

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Registration for this event is encouraged, but not required.

About the Presenter

Maria Wheeler-Dubas is the primary educator and executive director of Backyard Nature. Her undergraduate degree and Ph.D. are both in biology, and for over twenty years, she has volunteered and worked in multiple universities, zoo, museums, and botanic gardens. Overall, she loves nothing more than sharing the wonders of nature with children and families.

Also, these sections are always more fun with pets. She is a chicken mom to Laverne and Shirley and puppy mom to Thor and Loki. Adventure is her favorite word, and she is always up for traveling and seeing new places with her husband Rob, who also works in an environmental field.

Click here to visit Maria’s website and learn more about her work.

Click here to see more of Maria’s upcoming events!

Backyard Nature

Backyard Nature is a nonprofit organization focused on sparking wonder for nature and science, creating accessible and inclusive outdoor learning experiences, and supporting meaningful climate action. They offer a range of educational nature programming designed for learners of all ages, and these programs are suitable for libraries, schools, community centers, homeschool groups, etc.

Click here to check out Backyard Nature’s resource guide for more information on outdoor education, climate action, and sustainability.

Click here to visit Backyard Nature’s Facebook page–give them a follow while you’re at it!