'Wildlife And Watercolors' Program Set At Wildcat Hills


GERING, Neb. -- Participants of a program at the Wildcat Hills Nature Center will express their appreciation for wildlife through the art of watercolor painting. “Wildlife and Watercolors,” the next installment of the center’s Wildcat Weekend series of events, will be Saturday, March 10, at 10 a.m.

Amanda Filipi, outdoor education specialist for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, said the event is designed for all ages and is especially ideal for anyone looking to start a new hobby. She said experienced watercolor painters will be on hand to help with the event.

“We’ll talk about some of the wild animals we might see in this area and give people some ideas of ones they can paint,” she said. “And we’ll give people the basics of painting with watercolor.”

Filipi said many artists have created beautiful wildlife artwork from watercolor and hopes that attendees will be inspired to do the same.

“There is a lot of great watercolor wildlife art out there and we hope people will gain a new appreciation for art and nature through this medium,” she said.

The event has a $10 fee for supplies and the deadline to register is March 3. The center is located at Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area south of Gering, which requires a Nebraska Park Entry Permit for vehicles.

Other Upcoming Wild-cat Weekend Events

Powerful Pollinators, April 14

Wildlands Day/Free Park Entry Day, May 19

Wildflower Walk, June 8

Bighorn Sheep Hike, July 14

Going Batty, Aug. 4

Birds and Bagels, Sept. 8

Howl in the Hills Night Hike, Oct. 13

Turkey Trot, Nov. 3

Nature’s Gifts: Decorations from the Great Outdoors, Dec. 8


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