Archive for January, 2013

Night Hike – Metea

[ February 22, 2013; 7:30 pm; ] Metea County Park

February 22, Friday  7:30 PM

Celebrate Washington’s Birthday with a hike!  We’ll see cherry trees along with other native Indiana trees and animals under the light of a nearly full moon.

Cost: $2.00

Pre-register by: 2/17

Min. 5  Max.  30

To register or for more information:

Email:bdispenza@allencountyparks.org

Call: 449-8619  Bob Dispenza

 

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Preschool Discovery Hour – Owls

[ February 19, 2013; 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. ] Fox Island County Park

February 19, Tuesday  1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

We’ll start with a story about Snowy Owls, and then learn about our local owls. We’ll explore adaptations that make them great hunters and finish with a snack.

Cost: $3.00/Child        $2.00/adult

Pre-register by: 2/14

Min:5    Max: 20

To register or for more information:

Email: rzartman@allencountyparks.org

Call: 449-3186  Ron Zartman

 

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Earthworm Dissection- Good for Home School

[ February 19, 2013; 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ] Metea County Park

February 19, Tuesday  1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Join Grumpy for a session with an earthworm. Observe a living earthworm and then dissect a preserved one.  The earthworm is the simplest animal that we observe, but the most difficult to dissect. Dissecting skills should be gained during this dissection; however, if a major mess [...]

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Evening Experience Ski/Hike – Metea

[ February 16, 2013; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Metea County Park

February 16 Saturday  6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Close the day by watching the world turn in.  A sunset experiential Ski/Hike at Metea County Park.  Dress weather appropriate, the terrain is easy to moderate.  Prior ski experience helpful, but not required.  We will ski if there is 4 or more inches.

Cost: $5.00 hike, $10.00 [...]

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Great Backyard Bird Count

[ February 18, 2013; 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. ] Fox Island County Park

February 18, Monday  1:00-2:00 PM

Join birders across the country as we observe the variety of bird species found in Allen County and across the United States.  Scientists can use our data to compare bird survival rates from one year to the next.  For more information on the Great Backyard Bird Count, view [...]

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Winter Homes and Hibernation

[ February 7, 2013; 10:00 am to 11:00 am. ] Fox Island County Park

February 7, Thursday  10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Have you ever wondered: “where have all the butterflies, birds and bats gone?”… Or asked,  “What happens to the woolly bear in winter?”  Come to Fox Island’s nature center and find out!

Cost: $3.00 (includes kids craft/snack/hot refreshment for adults)

Pre-register by 2/3

Min. 5   Max.  30

To register [...]

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Fox Kit Adventures – “Birds of Prey!”

[ February 5, 2013; 10:00 am to 11:00 am. ] Fox Island County Park

February 5,  Tuesday  10:00 AM – 11:00 AM  (New time!)

Listen for the “love calls” of the live birds of prey that will visit Fox Island on February 5.  Fee includes a snack, drink and an indoor bird of prey craft.

Cost: $3.00 per child, $2.00 per parent, teachers are free.

Pre-register by 2/1

Min. 5  [...]

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Coyote Howl

[ February 2, 2013; 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. ] Fox Island County Park

February 2, Saturday   5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Join us for an evening hike to search for signs and listen for calls of these wily canines.  Dress for the weather and for trails.

Cost: $ 2.00

Pre-register by: 1/28

Min: 5  Max: 15

To register or for more information:

Email: rzartman@allencountyparks.org

Call: 449-3186  Ron Zartman

 

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Waterless Wetland Walk

[ February 2, 2013; 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm. ] Fox Island County Park

February 2 , Saturday  1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Celebrate World Wetlands Day with an off-trail hike to explore Fox Island’s seasonally-dry winter wetlands.   Find signs of elusive animals, observe less shy ones and examine dormant plant life.  Dress for the weather.

Cost: $2.00

Pre-register by: 1/28

Min: 5   Max: 15

To register or for more information:

Email: [...]

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Groundhog Day Celebration

[ February 2, 2013; 10:00 am; ] Metea County Park

February 2, Saturday  10:00 AM

As the weather continues cold, we all wonder when spring warmth will be arriving.  One of our native animals has a reputation for being able to tell when – the groundhog.  We are going to encourage him with a little celebration held in his honor.  Learn about hibernation, the [...]

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