Honeysuckle Daze – Fox Island

October 25, 2017
10:00 am
October 26, 2017
10:00 am

Honeysuckle Daze

Fox Island County Park

October 25 & 26, Wednesday and Thursday  10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Help save Fox Island from invasion!  FREE annual individual park pass to those that work a full six-hour day of removing invasive, non-native plants.  Invasive plants are out-competing our native wildflowers and tree saplings.  Bring leather gloves/boots, long sleeves/pants and eye-protective glasses to drag out these unwanted invaders.  Feel free to bring your own equipment, such as loppers, chainsaws, spin-trimmers (outfitted with saw blades). Use of your equipment is at your own risk. Allen County Parks is not responsible for any damage to personal equipment. Rain dates are November 1st and 3rd.

Cost: FREE

Pre-register by: 10/21  Min. None  Max.  None

To register or for more information:  Email: nhaley at allencountyparks.org  Call: 449-3246  Natalie Haley

Forest Breathing Hike

October 22, 2017
2:00 pm

Metea County Park

October 22, Sunday  2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Take a walk with a naturalist into the forest of Metea County Park.  Let nature flow into us as the sunshine flows into the trees.  Practice reciprocal breathing between mankind and trees. Become aware of the trees that make up our forest and allow yourself to become united with all that is.  No park entry fees when attending a park program.  Pay fee to the naturalist at the nature center.

Cost: $2.00 per person

Pre-register by: 10/18  Min. 5  Max.  25

To register or for more information: Email: nhaley at allencountyparks.org  Call: 449-3778  Natalie Haley

Night Hike – Fox Island

October 15, 2017
7:00 pm

Fox Island County Park

October 15, Sunday  7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Explore Fox Island on a moonless night. We will test our night vision and other senses heightened by the dark.

Cost: $2.00

Pre-register by 10/10   Min: 5   Max. 15

To register or for more information: Email: rzartman at allencountyparks.org   Call:  449-3186  Ron Zartman

Trees, Bushes, Flowers, Leaves

October 15, 2017
1:30 pm

Fox Island County Park

October 15, Sunday  1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Hike to learn about the different layers of the forest and how they interact.  Plan to be hiking the trails of Fox Island And dress accordingly

Cost: Free with annual pass or $2 park entry fee

Pre-register by:10/6

To register or for more information: Email:jormiston@allencountyparks.org   Call:  449-3180  Jeff Ormiston

Stockbridge Audubon Society Birding Fieldtrip

October 14, 2017
8:30 am

Fox Island Dulin Observ. Bldg. Lot

October 14, Saturday  8:30 AM

Join local bird enthusiasts as they search for fall migrants and resident birds.  Bring binoculars and dress for the weather.

Cost: $2.00 entry fee or free with annual pass

Pre-register by: N/A  Min./Max: N/A

To register or for more information:  Email: rzartman at allencountyparks.org  Call:  449-3186  Ron Zartman

Caving Adventure

October 12, 2017
7:30 pm
October 21, 2017
7:30 am

Metea County Park Nature Center and a cave in southern Indiana

October 12, Thursday – Pre-caving class 7:30 PM

October 21, Saturday – Cave trip  All day

Go underground with Allen County Parks.  Bob Dispenza will be leading a trip to a cave in southern Indiana on Saturday, October 21.  We’ll be exploring a wild in the area and going off the beaten path, looking for cave wildlife and unusual formations.  Mandatory pre-caving class is Thursday, October 12, 7:30 PM at the Metea Visitor Center.  Class fee covers maps and caving instruction.  Learn about geology, cave life, needed equipment and cave formation.  This activity is somewhat strenuous, but suitable for beginners in good physical condition.

Cost: $25.00

Pre-register by: 10/8  Min. 5  Max.  15

To register or for more information:  Email: bdispenza at allencountyparks.org   Call: 449-8619  Bob Dispenza

Preschool Discovery Hour – Colorful Fall Leaves

October 10, 2017
1:00 pm

Fox Island County Park

October 10, Tuesday  1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Your child will craft an autumn leaf bookmark, go outside to hunt for colorful leaves to press and take home, and then have a snack.

Cost: $3.00 / child $2.00 / adult

Pre-register by: 10/5  Min: 5   Max: 20

To register or for more information: Email:rzartman at allencountyparks.org  Call:  449-3186  Ron Zartman