Archive for July, 2015

Glow-in-the-Dark Hike

[ September 26, 2015; 8:00 pm; ] Fox Island County Park

September 26, Saturday  8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Join us to search the night for glowworms and bioluminescent mushrooms.  If you like, bring a luminescent toy, or object, but no flashlights or glow sticks to preserve night vision.

Cost: $2.00

Pre-register by: 9/21 Min:5  Max: 20

To register or for more information: Email: rzartman at allencountyparks.org  [...]

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Night Hike – Metea North

[ September 25, 2015; 7:30 pm; ] Metea County Park North off Hursh Road

September 25, Friday 7:30 PM

A nearly full moon will keep us company as we search through Metea North for animal activity as they get ready for winter, and possibly glowing fungus if we get a well-times rain.  Be prepared for a bit of mud.

Cost: $2.00

Pre-register by: 9/21  Min. 5  [...]

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Edible Wild Plant Hike

[ September 19, 2015; 2:00 pm; ] Fox Island County Park

September, 19 Saturday  2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Discover some of the many wild edible plants that live in parks and public places while learning why they should not be collected there.  Dress for the weather and bring bug spray for this two-mile walk.

Cost: $ 2.00 / person

Pre-register by: 9/14  Min. 5  Max. [...]

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Hoosier Riverwatch

[ September 5, 2015; 9:00 am; ] Metea County Park

September 5,  Saturday  9:00 AM – 11:30: AM

Testing of Cedar Creek water quality.

Cost: Free for  those helping with the testing!

To register or for more information: Email: jormiston at allencountyparks.org

Call: 449-3180 Cell:-414-2538  Jeff Ormiston

 

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Monarch Butterfly Workshop and Counts

[ August 10, 2015; 10:00 am; August 17, 2015; 10:00 am; August 24, 2015; 10:00 am; September 14, 2015; 10:00 am; ] Metea County Park

August 10, Monday 10:00 AM WORKSHOP

August 17, August 24, September 14 Mondays 10:00 AM  Monarch Counts

Anyone of any age can attend this workshop and the counts. 5 year olds are better at spotting butterfly eggs than we older people. It is designed as a scientific study of butterflies in this area. At the [...]

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Tai Chi

[ September 23, 2015; 6:00 pm; September 30, 2015; 6:00 pm; October 7, 2015; 6:00 pm; October 14, 2015; 6:00 pm; October 21, 2015; 6:00 pm; October 28, 2015; 6:00 pm; November 4, 2015; 6:00 pm; November 11, 2015; 6:00 pm; ] Fox Island County Park

September 23 – November 11,  Wednesdays  6:00 – 7:00 PM

Instructor Sandy Gebhard will teach the Sun forms in this eight week Tai Chi class. These gentle, non-strenuous forms can be practiced by all. Be prepared to have fun as you join this light hearted group. Note: Registration accepted through 3rd week if [...]

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Preschool Discovery Hour – Fox Island

[ July 21, 2015; 1:00 pm; August 25, 2015; 1:00 pm; September 22, 2015; 1:00 pm; ] July 21, Tuesday  1:00 – 2:00 PM  Wetland Wildlife
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

 August 25, Tuesday  1:00 PM – 2:00 PM  Worm Farmers
Create a window on worm life. We’ll build see through worm [...]

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Allen County Trailblazer Kickoff Party

[ September 6, 2015; 2:00 pm; ] Metea County Park Nature Center
September 6, Sunday 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Stop by Metea and help us kick off the 5th year if this exciting program. We have partnered with other local organizations and departments to assemble a list of 15 trails in the County that you can hike. Complete 10 of the 15, or [...]

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Little Wabash River Bike Hike

[ September 19, 2015; 9:00 am; ] Fox Island County Park
September 19, Saturday   9:00 AM

Bring your own road-ready bicycle, water and snacks for a leisurely 13 mile tour of the Little Wabash River valley.  We’ll see old Wabash Erie Canal features, the Vermilyea House and break at Little River Wetlands’ Arrowhead Prairie.  Helmets Required.  Dress for weather.

Cost: $2.00  Free to park pass [...]

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