Monday, March 6, 2017

Antler Amble at March Jr. Naturalists

Whitetail deer antlers can grow up to one inch per day during the peak growth period. 
Darke County Parks invites students in grades 3-6 to join them for the Jr. Naturalists program on Saturday, March 11th from 9:30am to 12pm at Shawnee Prairie Preserve on St. Rt. 502 west of Greenville. This month will focus on whitetail deer antlers. The deer grow a new set of antlers every year and shed them in the late winter. Students will venture off trail to hunt for shed antlers and see what treasures they’ll discover along the way. Remember to dress for the weather and for being off-trail.

The Jr. Naturalists is a series of monthly programs designed to give 3rd-6th grade students hands-on interaction with the natural world and a look at our current and historical place within it. Hikes, games, crafts, and service projects are all a part of this exciting integrated study group. A fee of $3 is charged for the program, and registration is required. For questions about the Jr. Naturalists program or any other park district programs or to register for the March class, please call the park office at (937) 548-0165 or email

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