Friday, April 26, 2013

2nd Annual Nature Day a Success!

Despite the chilly temperatures, Darke County Parks’ 2nd annual Nature Day was a big hit! With winter behind us, people came out ready to celebrate Earth Day weekend and take in the beauty of spring. Families, young and young-at-heart took part in the festivities, all at no charge. Nature “passports” were given at the welcome tent and then participants were free to roam Shawnee Prairie Preserve in search of entertaining and educational activities to complete in order receive a stamp in their passport. When finished with all activities, participants were awarded a special prize! Along with stations in the woods, there were several Naturalist-led hikes and programs. Animal Ambassadors, Greta the Great-horned Owl and Joseph, the Red-tailed Hawk were also on hand to meet and greet with all.

If you missed out on Nature Day this year, be sure to look for Nature Day 2014 in the quarterly newsletter, Nature Notes. For more information on all of the upcoming programs offered by the Darke County Parks or to sign up to receive the newsletter, visit our website at

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