Join park district naturalist/artist Kay Hisong and enjoy guided nature sketching inside the warmth of the cabin with a cup of hot chocolate or coffee by the fire. Experiment with different art mediums as we do a series of short sketches. Beginners and advanced artists welcome.  Bring your own sketching tool.  For adults. Class size limited.  Class fee $7/person with sketch pad provided (this registration link) or $2/person if you provide your own sketch pad.  Payment due at time of registration. Preregistration required. 


Join park district naturalist/artist Kay Hisong and enjoy guided nature sketching inside the warmth of the cabin with a cup of hot chocolate or coffee by the fire. Experiment with different art mediums as we do a series of short sketches. Beginners and advanced artists welcome.  Bring your own sketching tool.  For adults. Class size limited.  Class fee $7/person with sketch pad provided or $2/person if you provide your own sketch pad (this registration link).  Payment due at time of registration. Preregistration required. 


Bring your elementary school age child to the natural play area for fun and games with park district naturalist Accipiter Amalee.  

Register for the program with link below, or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.


Bring your elementary school age child to the natural play area for fun and games with park district naturalist Accipiter Amalee.  

Register for the program with link below, or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.


Join a park district naturalist and hike into the meadow in search of the spectacular aerial courtship display of the American Woodcock.  Come and enjoy the dives, turns, and spirals of the extravagant mating display the male American Woodcock performs annually.  Registration required - program size is limited to allow best viewing.  


Join a park district naturalist and hike into the meadow in search of the spectacular aerial courtship display of the American Woodcock.  Come and enjoy the dives, turns, and spirals of the extravagant mating display the male American Woodcock performs annually.  Registration required - program size is limited to allow best viewing.  


It’s that time of year again for the Great Backyard Bird Count!  Join a park district naturalist for a winter walk in the woods to identify and count birds as part of the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC).  This program is for both amateur and experienced birders.  The data collected during these walks is shared with the GBBC to help scientists determine: how the weather and climate change influences bird populations, how the timing of migration changes over time and more.


Join park district naturalist Will O' the Wisp for a winter walk in the woods to identify and count birds as part of the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC).  This program is for both amateur and experienced birders.  Bring binoculars and a bird field guide if available.  Dress for the weather.  For more information on the GBBC visit birdsource.org/gbbc.  Pre-registration requested.


The Naturalist Adventure program is a series of fun, family activities where participants can drop in anytime during the program and learn about nature.  This month, learn all about rocks.  Participants can learn to identify different types of rocks & learn how they were formed.  A roving naturalist will be on-site to answer questions.  Remember to dress for the weather.  Pre-registration preferred.  

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