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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 them.

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

Contact:
Naturalist
(937) 548-0165
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Common Trees of Darke County

October 23, 2014
6:00 pm

Trees are all around us, and yet many do not know a Maple from an Oak. Add the fact that many trees lose their leaves in the winter months and this only adds to the confusion. Join the Darke County Parks for an informative program both in and outdoors as we learn how to ID a tree and then use some of the trees around the Nature Center to practice our identification skills.

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

Contact:
Naturalist
937.548.0165
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The Great Pumpkin Hunt

October 25, 2014
1:00 - 3:00pm

Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere! Wander through the woods at Shawnee Prairie Preserve in search of fall's most popular color, Orange! Each pumpkin contains a special fall treat, but you must answer some fall trivia questions to find the hidden goodies. Inside, each child will get a pumpkin to paint and take home. Wear a costume and receive an extra prize!

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

Contact:
Naturalist
9375480165
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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
Contact By Email
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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
Contact By Email
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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
Contact By Email
View Website