October 6, 4:45 pm
Join our experienced guides for a kayak tour of Hoffler Creek as the day winds down. Wrap up the evening by catching the sunset over the Monitor-Merrimac Bridge-Tunnel from the James River.
EARLY BIRD WALK
October 8, 7:45 am
Take a stroll around Lake Ballard and beyond with local birding experts (or by yourself) to identify birds in the area by sight and sound before the preserve opens to the public. Bring binoculars or spotting scope for best viewing.
October 8, 10:00 am
Help us maintain the preserve's trails and common areas. Your help goes a long way towards allowing others to enjoy the natural wonders here! Examples of possible projects include, but are not limited to: removing brush piles/debris from trails, widening trails, or trimming invasive vines from trees.
FULL MOON PADDLE
October 8, 6:15 pm
Tag along with Hoffler Creek's experienced guides for a paddle like no other! Launch with us onto Lake Ballard in the center of the Preserve under the light of the full moon.
October 9, 2:30 pm
In addition to learning basic techniques, we will review the well-documented medical evidence that meditation practice reduces stress, lowers blood pressure, and actually slows the aging process. Attend one class or all, free, with donations to Hoffler Creek welcome.
MARSH HABITAT TOUR
October 15, 1:00 pm
Navigate the twists and turns of Hoffler Creek with an experienced guide while learning about this expansive marsh habitat and its inhabitants. As birds soar overhead, fish swim below, and crabs roam the shoreline, endless wonders will surround you.