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Darke County Parks' Photo Contest Entries Due

November 1, 2014
11:59 pm

Calling all amateur photographers: Don't miss the chance to submit photos to the Darke County Parks' Photo Contest. Get outside and capture the beauty of YOUR Darke County Parks! Winning photos submitted to the Park District Photo Contest will be used to create a 2015 calendar. Photos must be from 2010-2014 and submitted digitally by emailing to ewentworth@darkecountyparks.org. All submitted photos become property of the Darke County Parks. November 1, 2014 is the deadline. For more information and a complete set of rules, visit our website at www.darkecountyparks.org.

Location:
Darke County Parks
4267 State Route 502 West
Greenville, OH 45331

Contact:
Erica Wentworth
937.548.0165
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Bat Box Building with the Darke County Parks

November 10, 2014
6:30 pm

Bats often conjure up images of spooky creatures that swoop overhead at night. Fear not! All of Ohio's bats feed exclusively on insects and they make the best neighbors. These mammals can eat over 500 mosquitoes/hour! Join the Darke County Parks for the evening as we learn about the common bats of Ohio and their habits and build a bat house to attract the world's only flying mammal to your backyard!

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

Contact:
Naturalist
937.548.0165
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Park Explorations with the Darke County Parks

November 17, 2014
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join a Darke County Parks' Naturalist for a leisurely walk through several of the Darke County Parks. This is a great way to hike the trails and see what each park has to offer. Meet at Shawnee Prairie to load into the Parks' van and see how many parks can be visited on this day. Remember to bring your camera, a sack lunch and your binoculars. Please dress for the weather. Space is limited.

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

Contact:
Naturalist
937.548.0165
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Birds of Prey with The Darke County Parks

November 20, 2014
6:30 pm

Raptors are critical to our ecosystems and are often demonized for being predators. Enjoy a presentation by a Darke County naturalist on the species of Birds of Prey found in Darke County. Wrap up the evening with an appearance from resident raptors, Joseph the Red-tailed Hawk and Greta the Great Horned Owl to learn more about these stunning Birds of Prey.

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

Contact:
Naturalist
937.548.0165
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Family Movie Night at Darke County Parks ~ DisneyNature's Bear

November 21, 2014
7:00 pm

Join the Darke County Parks as they host a screening of the DisneyNature film, “Bears.” DisneyNature’s Bears takes viewers on an educational and entertaining adventure through the Alaskan wilderness, where the documentary follows a fiercely protective mama bear named Sky and her two young cubs, Amber and Scout, over the course of an entire year. This movie is enjoyable for kids and adults, alike! Please call and let us know how many to expect so we have enough popcorn! Bring a blanket or comfy folding chair. This film is rated G, but parents should use discretion due to the “circle of life” aspects of the movie.

Location:
Darke County Nature Center at Shawnee Prairie Preserve
4267 St. Rt. 502 W
Greenville, OH 45331

Contact:
Naturalist
(937) 548-0165
Contact By Email
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