Live animals take over Spring Break at Swan Lake

Fossils or feathers, scales or slime, the Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary continues its spring break programming this week.

Fossils or feathers, scales or slime,  the Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary continues its spring break programming this week.

The Nature house offers the Fossil Fair on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., delving into the world of dinosaurs with paleontologists, a scavenger hunt and prehistoric crafts.

Marsh Mania runs on Monday, putting a microscope over the world of aquatic insects. Kids can learn about snails, worms, water mites and other creatures that live just below the surface.

Tuesday will be sssssslithering good time as Super Snakes takes over the ssssssanctuary with some help from Rick’s Reptile Rescue. Kids can learn how not all snakes are venomous bloodsuckers, and with the sanctuary’s new male ball python, attendees can submit name ideas for the new pet, with the winner getting an hourlong snake-themed party at Swan Lake.