Sunday, April 28, 2013

DCP reminds you to enjoy Spring!

Darke County Parks’ Naturalists would like to remind you to take a minute and enjoy the season of rejuvenation; spring! The Park District will be hosting several upcoming programs for those who want to learn more about the seasonal changes happening all around. Recently, Park Naturalists and local nature-enthusiasts set out on a hike at Alice Bish Park on Earth Day for a noon-time hike. As we strolled down the paved path, 19 species of birds were seen and heard. Several wildflowers were found blooming along the path as well, including a carpet of spring beauties. Each and every Tuesday morning at 8:00am at Shawnee Prairie Preserve there is an Early Morning Discovery Hike. Join Senior Naturalist, Robb Clifford, and discover just how much change can happen in one spring week! The most recent hike resulted in 40 species of birds observed, over 10 wildflowers and much more! On Saturday May 4th at 1:00pm, Robert Henn, author of Wildflowers of Ohio will host an informational program and hike at Shawnee Prairie Preserve on wildflowers. This program will not disappoint!

Spring is here and so step out of hibernation and enjoy the season. For more information on all upcoming programs, visit our website at All trails are open to the public, free to use, every day from dawn to dusk. For questions, call the Nature Center at 937.548.0165

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