Monday, July 11, 2016

Birding by Kayak with DCP

The word “kayak” means "man's boat" or "hunter's boat".
It’s paddling season! Grab the water bottles, sunscreen, binoculars, and a hat, and let’s get on the water. On Saturday, July 16th at 9am join naturalists at Shawnee Prairie Preserve west of Greenville on St. Rt. 502 for an exciting summer paddle. After meeting at the Nature Center, participants will travel to the put in location where they will paddle Lake Loramie. Birding by boat offers unique views of sometimes hard to see birds. Enjoy a morning paddle near the shores of the lake. With binoculars participants will leisurely navigate the lakeside habitat in search of birds. In the past, paddlers have encountered spectacular views of Great Blue Herons, Cormorants, Warblers, and more.

Please be aware this float is for experienced paddlers only. Paddling outings are weather dependent, and adjustments may be necessary due to conditions. All equipment is provided. Parks’ staff members are certified kayak instructors. Dress for the possibility of getting wet. Call to reserve a kayak, and there will be a $10 fee for the program. For more information about this or any of the other exciting trips in this season’s series, to register for the program, or other Park District programs, please call the Nature Center at (937) 548-0165 or email

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