Hike, draw, canoe at Anita Leight

It's summertime and a great time to be outside.

The Anita C. Leight Estuary Center at 700 Otter Point Road in Abingdon offers a variety of classes during the week and on weekends to learn all you can about nature in the area.

Two sessions begin Saturday at 10 a.m. "Invasinators" are part of a volunteer team of plant removers and native plant restorers who patrol the grounds of the nature center. The group, for ages 14 to adult, meets from 10 a.m. to noon.

Also at 10 a.m., a skilled volunteer will teach the fundamentals of drawing; sketch pads and pencils are supplied. The class costs $5 and is for ages 12 to adult.

From 2:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday, explore Otter Point Creek via canoe, learning the difference between a spatterdock and cattail. The cost is $12 and is for ages 8 to adult.

Then on Sunday, trek through the trails of the Bosley Conservancy, keeping your eyes out for beaver, deer, birds and more. The hike is from 12:30 to 2 p.m. and is for ages 8 to adult, under 13 with an adult. Hikers should meet at Bosley Conservancy.

Reservations are required and space is limited for all activities; contact 410-612-1688 or 410-879-2000.

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