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Early Morning Discovery Hikes

March 4, 2014 - October 28, 2014
Every Tuesday at 8:00 am

Join a Naturalist from the Darke County Parks to explore local trails and discover the sights and sounds. Hikes focus on bird watching, wildflower, tree and fungi ID, and take place rain or shine. Bring binoculars or borrow a pair from us.

Location:
Shawnee Prairie Preserve
4267 State Route 502 West
Greenville, OH 45331

Contact:
Naturalist
(937) 548-0165
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Darke County Parks' Presents: Wandering for Warblers

April 19, 2014
9:00 am

It’s Warbler season! Bring along a pair of binoculars and wander for warblers (and other spring migrants) with a Darke County Naturalist at Shawnee Prairie. These hikes are great fun for beginners and those experienced.

Location:
Shawnee Prairie Preserve
4267 State Route 502 West
Greenville, OH 45331

Contact:
Naturalist
937.548.0165
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Darke County Parks' Presents: Earth Day Lunch-time Walk

April 22, 2014
12:00 pm

Join the folks at The Darke County Parks' for a lunch time walk at Alice Bish Park, located on Ohio Street. Bring your binoculars, camera and favorite walking stick as we search for signs of Spring.

Location:
Alice Bish Park
Ohio Street
Greenville, OH 45331

Contact:
Naturalist
937.548.0165
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Darke County Parks' Presents: Native Plant Sale

April 26, 2014
10:00 am-4:00 pm

The Darke County Parks Native Plant sale is back! Butterfly gardening is the focus of the plants available this year. Please consider planting milkweed to help provide habitat for the struggling monarch population. Plants are available for pre-sale AND/OR purchase on the day of the Plant Sale. Pre-sale is the only way to guarantee that you will receive the quantity and variety of plants that you want. Pre-sale forms and payment must be turned in by March 28, 2014. If you can’t decide what to order, then visit us during the plant sale to see what is available! Pre-sale forms are available on our website or at the Nature Center.

Location:
Shawnee Prairie Preserve
4267 State Route 502 West
Greenville, OH 45331

Contact:
Naturalist
937.548.0165
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Darke County Parks' Presents: Nature Day!

April 26, 2014
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

What better time to celebrate nature than Earth Day weekend? This year, the Darke County Parks' will extend the event to include a flurry of activities and information at Shawnee Prairie. Stations will be scattered throughout the trails surrounding the Nature Center encouraging admiration of all things Nature. Children will have the opportunity to have their “passport” stamped at each station for a prize. There will also be scheduled, naturalist-led hikes throughout the day. A snake, turtle, hawk and owl will be walking the trails and Brukner Nature Center will join the fun by adding an opossum, bat and a flying squirrel to the mix. Entertainer extraordinaire, Chris Rowlands, will be joining us for a FREE concert at 12:00 pm. Chris is a Naturalist Teacher for Aullwood Audubon Center, bringing music and life-size puppets to the stage for the benefit of children and adults alike! The Native Plant Sale will also take place this day. The Friends of the Park will also be serving a low cost lunch from 11 am-1 pm. Come out and celebrate nature!

Location:
Shawnee Prairie Preserve
4267 State Route 502 West
Greenville, OH 45331

Contact:
Naturalist
937.548.0165
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Hike to Health with the Darke County Parks

May 8, 2014
6:00 pm

Relieve cabin fever; join a Darke County Parks’ Naturalist for an excuse to get out of the house and get some exercise while enjoying the Hike to Health series. Enjoy a brisk paced hike at different parks on 3 different dates: March 13, meet at Coppess Nature Sanctuary; April 10 meet at Routzong Preserve and May 8, meet at Eidson Woods Preserve. Feel free to bring your leashed, four-legged friend. If you attend all 3 hikes this quarter, you will receive a prize. Call for details, (937) 548-0165.

Location:
Eidson Woods Preserve
Located at junction of OH-502W and Palestine-Union City Road, OH

Contact:
Naturalist
937.548.0165
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