Monday, July 25, 2016

Hummingbirds in a Hurry for August Park P.A.L.S.

The average ruby-throated hummingbird weighs less than a nickel.
Darke County Park District invites children in kindergarten through 2nd grade to join them on Aug. 6th from 10am to noon to explore hummingbirds during Park P.A.L.S! Please note the new 10:00 start time. Hummingbirds are the smallest warm blooded creatures on the planet. Learn which species of hummingbird summers in Ohio and about its long journey south during the winter. Students may even catch a glimpse of one at the feeders.

Park P.A.L.S. is a series of monthly programs designed for students of this age group who are interested in nature. P.A.L.S. stands for Practicing And Learning Stewardship, and its mission is to develop future earth stewards through meaningful educational opportunities and hands-on experiences in the natural world. A fee of $3 is charged for the program, and preregistration is required. For any questions about the Park P.A.L.S. program or any other Park District programs or to register for the August class, please call the Nature Center at (937) 548-0165.

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