Piqua Daily Call Article by Cody Willoughby. Photos by Mike Ullery.

TROY — Lost Creek Reserve served as host to over 400 participating FFA students on Wednesday during this year’s District 5 FFA Soils Career Development Event.

The event attracted participants from 34 school districts in Auglaize, Darke, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, and Shelby counties.

by Mike Ullery - The annual corn maze is ready for visitors at the Miami County Park District Lost Creek Reserve. The maze, sponsored by the Miami County Farm Bureau, will be open to the public during the park’s Fall Farm Festival on October 15. The maze is available for use by private groups by calling the Park District Office at 937-335-6273.

By Cody Willoughby — The Miami County Park District held its annual Hug the Earth School Festival for the 22nd year this week, beginning Tuesday, May 8. This marks the fifth year that Stillwater Prairie Reserve has hosted the event.

article by Sam Wildlow  PIQUA — The Miami County Parks District visited fourth-grade students at Piqua Central Intermediate School on Wednesday and Thursday, teaching the students about weathering and prepping them for their participation in the Hug the Earth Festival later this spring.

The lessons from the parks district aligned with the school’s fourth grade science curriculum in regard to different types of weathering.

It's always a great time to go birding in Ohio. Follow this link to useful information provided by Ohio Department of Natural Resources and then visit one of your 15 Miami County Parks and see what birds you can spot.


The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Bird Watching 

(NBC Health News) by SHAMARD CHARLES, MD - For many patients, like Lauren Huddle, 31, a big dose of Mother Nature is exactly what she needs after a stressful day. 

“I have pretty bad anxiety and depression,” said Huddle of Bellingham, Washington. “And I don't do well with pharmaceuticals, so my husband Nate would actually tell me all the time, ‘just go outside, you'll feel so much better.’"

And that’s exactly the plan that Lauren and her doctor laid out. 

Love nature, your parks and people?  The Miami County Park District is seeking a motivated individual for part-time Administrative Assistant. Approximately 25 hours a week. The successful candidate will be performing general clerical duties, possess positive public relation skills and attend occasional special events.

There is an extremely important item up for vote in November. You will be asked to support the Miami County Park District by approving their request for a tax levy, and I urge you to vote “For” it.