Archive for September, 2017

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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

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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 [...]

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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

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Glow-in-the-Dark Hike

[ September 29, 2017; 8:00 pm; ] Fox Island County Park

September 29, Friday  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: 9/24  Min:5  Max: 20

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

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BEES

[ September 24, 2017; 1:00 pm; ] Fox Island County Park

September 24,  Sunday 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Learn about our most important insect and how to identify those that are social or solitary. Find Fox island’s own queen  honey bee in the Dulin Building cased colony and take a walk to see the park’s bees being a bee.

Cost: Free with annual pass [...]

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Autumn Awakens Hike

[ September 23, 2017; 1:00 pm; ] Metea County Park

September 23, Saturday  1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Discover the fall colors revealed during this first Saturday following the Autumn Equinox.  Meet the naturalist in the lower parking lot shelter down by the front gate .

Cost: $2.00 per person

Pre-register by: 9/18  Min. 5  Max.  25

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

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