Fun Times at Alabama Nature Center

Alabama Nature Center
Alabama Nature Center
Alabama Black Belt Adventures
Alabama Black Belt Adventures

Montgomery, AL -( The Alabama Nature Center in Millbrook will be open to the public on June 13 for two exciting events – the annual Hydrangea Fest and the all-new 5K Firefly Run.

The Hydrangea Fest runs from 8 a.m. until noon and the Firefly Run begins at 6:30 p.m. Dr. Dan Jones from UAB will do an informative presentation on hydrangeas beginning at 9:30 a.m., so bring your hydrangea gardening questions for expert advice.

You can also enjoy a guided walking tour of the hydrangeas around the pond. Lanark Gardens will have a plant sale on the 13th, with proceeds benefiting the gardens at the Alabama Wildlife Federation. The Firefly 5K Evening Trail Run will be held on the mulched and boardwalk paths. Feel free to make yourself shine as bright as you can! Enjoy the race after party with refreshments, music and an awards ceremony. There will be great door prizes and vendors on hand, so come get your shine on.

Visit or call Matt Vines at 334-285-4550 for more information or register online at Participants may pick up race packets at the ANC Pavilion the day of the race from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.

The Alabama Nature Center will also be open to the public on June 14. Bring the family, enjoy a picnic lunch and hike the five miles of scenic ANC trails while learning about the fascinating natural history of central Alabama.

The Alabama Nature Center, a hands-on outdoor education facility located at Lanark in Millbrook, is a joint project of the Alabama Wildlife Federation and benefactors Isabel and Wiley Hill. The Lanark property – state headquarters for the Alabama Wildlife Federation – contains 350 acres of forests, fields, streams, wetlands and ponds that are traversed by five miles of trails and boardwalks, and includes a tree top viewing platform.

The center hosts a variety of outdoor education programs including Lanark Field Days events for youth and school groups, Expedition Lanark Summer Day Camp for children ages 5-15 and monthly weekend events for the general public.

For more information about the Alabama Nature Center and the Alabama Wildlife Federation, call 334-285-4550 or visit

About Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association

The Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association is committed to promoting and enhancing outdoor recreation and tourism opportunities in the Black Belt in a manner that provides economic and ecological benefits to the region and its citizens.

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