Archive for April, 2013

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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Canoeing Basics

[ May 18, 2013; 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. ] Fox Island Bowman Lake Shelter #1

May 18, Saturday   1:00 PM – 3:00 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 Cedar Creek Canoe [...]

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Stockbridge Audubon Society Birding Fieldtrip

[ May 18, 2013; 7:30 am; ] Fox Island Bird Observation Bldg. Lot

May 18, Saturday   7:30 AM

Join local bird enthusiasts as they search for spring migrants and resident birds.

Cost: $2.00 entry fee

Pre-register by: N/A

Min. N/A   Max. N/A

To register or for more information:

Email: rzartman@allencountyparks.org

Call:  449-3186   Ron Zartman

 

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Preschool Discovery Hour – Tadpoles and Frogs

[ May 14, 2013; 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. ] Fox Island County Park

May 14, Tuesday   1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Youngsters will enjoy a frog story and hunt outdoors for frogs and tadpoles.  Wear mud shoes and dress for the weather.

Cost: $3.00 / Child   $2.00 / Adult

Pre-register by: 5/9

Min: 5     Max: 20

To register or for more information:

Email:rzartman@allencountyparks.org

Call:  449-3186    Ron Zartman

 

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Fox Kit Club Adventures – “Reptiles of the Swamp”

[ May 14, 2013; 10:00 am to 11:00 am. ] Fox Island County Park

May 14, Tuesday   10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Discover the many different turtles and snakes occupying Fox Island and living in your own back yards.  Fee includes a snack/drink and theme-related craft/activity.  Teachers are free.

Cost: $3.00 per child, $2.00 per parent

Pre-register by: 5/9

Min. 5   Max.  25

To register or for more information:

Email: nhaley@allencountyparks.org

 

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Mother’s Day Wildflower Hike

[ May 12, 2013; 2:00 pm; ] Metea County Park Nature Center

May 12, Sunday   2:00 PM

Give your mother a living bouquet!  We’ll learn about all kinds of native wildflowers, and talk a little about animal mothers, on this hike through the spring woods.

Cost: FREE TO MOMS $2.00 everyone else!

Pre-register by: 5/8

Min. 5     Max.  30

To register or for more information:

Email:bdispenza@allencountyparks.org

Call: 449-8619    Bob Dispenza

 

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Flowering Plants (flowers, fruits and seeds)

[ May 12, 2013; 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. ] Metea County Park Nature Center

May 12, Sunday   1:00  PM – 3:00 PM

Botany 101 – In this lab class we will study the reproductive parts of plants.  We will discover that some of the things we were told about vegetables and fruits were lies.  If time permits we will take a short hike.

Cost: $4.00

Pre-register by: 5/7

Min. [...]

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Early Spring Prairie Tour

[ May 9, 2013; 7:30 pm; ] Metea County Park

May 9, Thursday   7:30 PM

If the weather permits, we will be burning the Metea prairie this spring.  See how fire affects prairie plants and what is coming up through the ashes.

Cost: $2.00

Pre-register by: 5/1

Min. 5    Max.  40

To register or for more information:

Email:bdispenza@allencountyparks.org

Call: 449-8619   Bob Dispenza

 

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