At last month’s Salamonie Preschool event at Salamonie Interpretive Center, the theme was “Wildlife and Water.”

Eva Webb, interpretive naturalist, led the assembled parents and students on a short walk near the water’s edge.

Webb was leading a lesson about frogs, during which the children and she would jump in the air at the same time.

“Wow, you guys are flexible,” said Webb.

Just then, an actual tree frog made a surprise appearance.

“Oh, there he is. Hey, buddy. Be gentle. Do you want to pass him around to others? Don’t squeeze him too hard,” said Webb as the children handed their new friend around.

This month, preschool-age children and their adults are invited to Salamonie Preschool’s “A is for Autumn Apples,” from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, at Salamonie Interpretive Center in Lost Bridge West State Recreation Area, 3691 New Holland Road, Andrews, according to Teresa Rody, interpretive naturalist.

“This program is designed to enhance the preschooler’s basic education, including music, crafts, social interaction and time outdoors, always with a nature-related theme,” said Rody. “In compliance with Back on Track Indiana, face coverings and CDC social distancing guidelines will be practiced.”

The program fee is $2 per child from ages 2 to 5. Advance registration is required. Limited seating available. Register by calling Upper Wabash Interpretive Services at 260-468-2127.

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Rob Burgess, Wabash Plain Dealer editor, may be reached by email at rburgess@wabash