Archive for April 5th, 2013

Family vs. Wild

[ June 29, 2013; 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] Metea County Park Nature Center

June 29, Saturday   1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Family vs. Wild is a challenge program designed to be a vehicle for a family to spend the day together. “Family” is defined loosely as a group of people made up of adults & children. The day involves teamwork, equality, physical activity, nature awareness, [...]

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Night Hike – Metea North

[ June 28, 2013; 9:30 pm; ] Metea County Park North on Hursh Rd

June 28, Friday   9:30 PM

Bats and owls will be our focus tonight as we hike some newly-developed trails (thanks to Boy Scout eagle projects). We may even do a little astronomy, weather permitting.

Cost: $2.00

Pre-register by: 6/24

Min. 5    Max.  40

To register or for more information:

Email:bdispenza@allencountyparks.org

Call: 449-8619    Bob Dispenza

 

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Prairie Plants in Late June

[ June 23, 2013; 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. ] Metea County Park Nature Center

June 23, Sunday   1:00 PM -  3:00 PM

Come to Metea County Park, we will meander through the prairie to see what’s blooming and look at our new prairie.

Cost: $3.00

Pre-register by: 6/18

Min. 5     Max.  15

To register or for more information:

Email:rdivelbiss@allencountyparks.org

Call: 449-3778   Ron Divelbiss

 

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Cedar Creek Canoe Trip

[ June 16, 2013; 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] Metea County Park Nature Center

June 16, Sunday    1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Join us for a paddle on Cedar Creek. We’ll meet at Metea County Park and shuttle to our put in site.  We could see heron, beaver, ducks, songbirds and more.  Must have taken a prerequisite class or other certification

Cost: $10.00

Pre-register by: 6/12

Min: 5     Max: [...]

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Canoeing Basics

[ June 15, 2013; 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] Fox Island Bowman Lake Shelter #1

June 15, Saturday   9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Learn how to paddle a canoe and get to where you aim to go!  You will learn the basics of water safety, parts of the paddle and canoe, and the strokes that will help you follow the course. Required for Canoeing the Cedar [...]

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Preschool Discovery Hour – Pond Critters

[ June 11, 2013; 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. ] Fox Island County Park

June 11, Tuesday    1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Bring boots or old shoes to explore the wetland shoreline for critters that live in or near the water, create a watercolor wash craft and have a snack.

Cost: $3.00 / Child   $2.00 / Adult

Pre-register by: 6/6

Min. 5    Max. 20

To register or for more information:

Email: rzartman@allencountyparks.org

Call:  [...]

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Goose Pond Video with Stockbridge Audubon

[ June 10, 2013; 6:30 pm; ] Fox Island County Park

June 10, Monday   6:30  PM

Ever wonder what that bird is flying over your head or you have an owl haunting your backyard & want to learn more? Become a birder and learn. If you’re thinking of joining the Audubon Society, why not attend a local Stockbridge Audubon Society social meeting?  Snack with [...]

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Night Hike – Payton County Park

[ May 24, 2013; 9:00 pm; ] Payton County Park

May 24, Friday    9:00 PM

Payton is one of our least-known parks.  Come and explore while enjoying a leisurely spring stroll through the forests and fields.  Be prepared for possibly muddy trails.

Cost: $2.00

Pre-register by: 5/28

Min. 5    Max.  40

To register or for more information:

Email:bdispenza@allencountyparks.org

Call: 449-8619    Bob Dispenza

 

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Sunny Schick Digital Nature Photography

[ May 19, 2013; 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. ] Fox Island County Park

May 19, Sunday   1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Bob Goines & Chuck Fletter will cover techniques & equipment used in close-up and nature photography.  Bring your camera.  Park Manager, Ron Zartman, will lead us into the field to seek photo subjects & opportunities.  Tamron’s Lens will lend test lenses for Nikon, Canon and [...]

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Cedar Creek Canoe Trip

[ May 19, 2013; 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] Metea County Park Nature Center

May 19, Sunday   1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Join us for an early season paddle on Cedar Creek. We’ll meet at Metea County Park and shuttle to our put in site.  We could see heron, beaver, ducks, songbirds and more.  Must have taken a prerequisite class or other certification

Cost: $10.00

Pre-register by: 5/14

Min: [...]

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