Category: Public Events

  • Quarry Farm Friday with Tyree the Corn Snake

    This morning, a very wiggly Tyree the Corn Snake (also known as a Rat Snake) represented his beautiful reptilian kind during the “Quarry Farm Fridays with the Bluffton Public Library”. As Steve notes in the video, Tyree was bred in captivity and was placed here by someone who wished to find him a new home. […]

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  • Quarry Farm Friday with Gerald the Rescued Rooster

    Meet Gerald. Despite his brutal upbringing in the cruel world of cockfighting, Gerald is a gentle ambassador for roosters everywhere. Reserve your book bundles at the Bluffton Public Library and learn more about feathered friends like Gerald.

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  • Quarry Farm Friday with S’more and Company

    This morning’s “Quarry Farm Fridays with the Bluffton Public Library” was a brunch party of English walnuts for S’more the Nigerian Dwarf Goat and his friends in the farm animal sanctuary. Cheers to all who joined us on Facebook Live at 10 a.m.

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  • Quarry Farm Friday starring Angus the Virginia Opossum

    Today’s “Quarry Farm Fridays with the Bluffton Public Library” featured North America’s marsupial. Angus the Virginia Opossum is our resident education ambassador for his kind.

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  • Quarry Farm Friday starring Quinn

    Thanks to Steve’s fruity, sweet macaron, Quinn woke up from her nap in time for today’s Quarry Farm Fridays with the Bluffton Public Library. Next week, viewers will virtually “meet” Angus the Virginia Opossum.

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  • Summer 2020 Newsletter

    The following is an excerpt from the Summer 2020 Quarry Farm Newsletter. Click on the cover to the left to download your complete copy, including scheduled events and activities for the season. As it did for everyone, March 2020 threw The Quarry Farm for a loop, upending plans for programs, school group visits and public […]

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  • ‘Gotta Get Gund’

    The headline of this post is a slogan from some years ago. The toymaker Gund used it to promote sales of their plush animals. It’s borrowed to encourage Easter bunnies to place toy rabbits, chicks and ducklings in baskets this Spring and to discourage everyone from giving live animals as gifts. Brownie is our resident […]

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  • Girls’ night out

    What’s more fun than a winter hike? A winter NIGHT hike, naturally. On the eve of the Winter Solstice, 7 Girl Scouts, their leaders and sibs, earned their Hiking badge in the nature preserve. We set out at 6 p.m., flashlights in mittened and gloved hands. The sky was a little hazy, but we could […]

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  • On Tour for the 5th Annual

    For those of you who haven’t been to The Quarry Farm, Red Fox Cabin is right here. We’ll have copies of “A Field Trip for Beatrice” on hand.

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  • Fall 2019 Newsletter

    Prior to this summer, Board President Laura had dreamed of establishing an outdoor classroom along the main upland trail. Sam Schroeder, Eagle Scout candidate from Glandorf Troop 229, accepted the challenge. Once the trails dried out enough to transport supplies to the designated site, Sam went to work clearing invasive shrubs and small trees. He […]

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