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Posted on: September 30, 2021

Norristown Farm Park Announces October Events

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County's Norristown Farm Park has announced upcoming educational and family-friendly events slated for October.

Morning Bird Walk
Tuesday, October 5, 8:30 a.m. 
Get outdoors and join park staff for our regular Tuesday bird walk. Bring binoculars or borrow a pair! 
All ages; Free

Homeschool in the Forest
Wednesday, October 6, 10 a.m. or 12 noon
Explore the forest. Learn to identify trees by their leaves. Discover why forests have levels and how to age the trees. Two time slots available, please indicate which slot you would like to attend. 
Children ages 7-13 with adult; Free

Bats!
Saturday, October 9, 2 p.m. 
Discover why bats are not scary! Bats are important to nature keeping insects populations, like mosquitos, at bay. Come learn bat facts, why some are now endangered and how you can help. This will be in an indoor space to show a PowerPoint presentation.
Children ages 8+; Free

White-tailed Deer
Saturday, October 16, 2 p.m. 
Join Ranger Jake to learn all about the White-tailed Deer. Discover where they live, what they eat, and other fun facts. This will be in an indoor space to show a PowerPoint presentation.
Children ages 7-Adult; Free

Nature Explorer: Bats!
Thursday, October 21, 10 a.m. 
Discover why bats are not scary! Bats are important to nature to keeping insects populations, like mosquitos, at bay. Come learn bat facts, hear a story about bats and create a craft to take home. Also we will take a walk looking for our hidden bats! 
Children ages 3-6 with adult; $3

Spooky Hike
Friday, October 22, 6:30 p.m. 
It is almost Halloween. Come get spooked by nature. Take a hike and learn about some creepy sounding animals. Also experience some chilling stories about the farm park. 
Adult only; Free

Morning Bird Walk
Tuesday, October 26, 8:30 a.m. 
Get outdoors and join park staff for our regular Tuesday bird walk. Bring binoculars or borrow a pair. 
All ages; Free

Fly tying Series – Level 2
Wednesday, October 27, November 3, 10, & 17, 6 p.m.
Fly tying is the process of producing an artificial fly used by fly fishing anglers to catch fish. Remember our beginner fly tying series from the beginning of 2021? Well we are back with Series 2! Join us to learn some more “complex” flies. You will create one new fly each class. If you have a basic knowledge about tying flies this is the program for you. At the end of the series you will keep all the flies you create. All supplies will be provided to complete the flies. Limited tool kits available to borrow or bring your own. 
Children ages 8-Adult; $25 fee to cover supplies 

Saturday Morning Bird Walk
Saturday, October 30, 8:30 a.m. 
Join park staff for a Saturday Morning bird walk. Come observe some amazing birds that are only stopping by. Bring binoculars or borrow a pair. 
All ages; Free

All programs have limited capacity, registration is required. For meeting location & registration email Rebecca at rblacketter@montcopa.org. Programs may be canceled at any time, you will be notified if registered. All programs are outdoors, unless otherwise listed, dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. 

About Norristown Farm Park
Norristown Farm Park is a working farm in continuous use since colonial times. This 690 acre park is home to a wide range of plant and animals species. Within this bucolic setting you will find hiking trails, a cooperative trout nursery, picnic areas, forests, flood plains, fallow and working farm fields, wetlands and two stocked trout streams along with a number of historic structures the oldest of which, dates back to 1764. We offer a variety of public programs year round with topics based on the seasons. The park is open daily from 6 a.m. to sunset.

Norristown Farm Park is operated Montgomery County Division of Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites. For more information, please call (610) 270-0215, email norristownfarmpark@montcopa.org or visit www.montcopa.org/NorristownFarmPark. Members of the public can also follow Norristown Farm Park on Facebook and Instagram for updates.

Media Contact: Kelly Cofrancisco, kcofrancisco@montcopa.org

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