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Hamilton Co Parks Nature Programs & Events, March 5 – 10
Event Description

 

All listed programs are events of Hamilton County Park District - See individual event for time and location; Contact HCPD for any questions:

 

Tues. 3/5, 11 am & 1 pm: NATURE STORIES: SQUIRRELS

Come share a story with the naturalist and learn all about these bushy-tailed rodents. Sharon Woods at Sharon Centre (Free)

 

Tues. 3/5 or Wed. 3/6, 9:30 am – 11 am: GROWING UP A FARM KID – TAILS AND TOES

Check out the farm animals’ tails and toes and decide which tail you could use. Recommended for ages two to five, with an adult caregiver. Winton Woods at Parky’s Farm ($10.00 per child and per extra adult. One adult is complimentary. Registration is required by March 4 at greatparks.org)

 

Wed. 3/6, 11 am: LITTLE TYKE HIKE

Celebrate the great blue herons who call Winton Lake their home. Three to six-year olds accompanied by an adult are invited to experience the heron’s watery world in our inflatable planetarium. Winton Woods at Winton Centre (Free)

 

Fri. 3/8, 11 am: EGG-CELLENT EGGS

Register toddlers ages two to four, for this exciting program all about eggs and the creatures that lay them. The program will be followed by a story time and a craft. Miami Whitewater Forest (Cost is $5.00 per child. Registration is required by March 6 at greatparks.org.)

 

Fri. 3/8, 7 pm: WOODCOCKS & WARTY TOADS

Meet indoors to learn about the curious ‘timberdoodle’ and the amorous American toad. Afterwards set out on a short walk to listen for these crooners back in the preserve. Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve inside Ellenwood Nature Barn (Free)

 

Fri. 3/8, 7:30 pm: PHOTOGRAPHY TRAVEL SERIES:

20 YEARS EXPLORING THE AMAZON

Dr. Albert J. Klee recounts experiences over his 20 years of conducting zoological research in the Amazon Basin. Subjects include bird life, primates, insects, fishes, reptiles and people. Discussion of the Amazon region’s future as civilization takes its inevitable toll. Sharon Woods at Sharon Centre (Free)

 

 

 

Sat. 3/9, 10 am – 4 pm: OHIO VALLEY WOODTURNERS DEMONSTRATION & EXHIBIT

The Ohio Valley Woodturners show their skills through an exhibit of finished pieces and live demonstrations of work in progress on wood lathes. This unique craft gives wood another life. Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve inside Ellenwood Nature Barn (Free)

 

Sat. 3/9, 12 pm: WILDERNESS SKILLS: WILDERNESS FIRST AID

Accidents can and do happen anywhere, even on the trail. Join trained and SOLO certified staff at this hands-on class that will focus on preparing you for the unexpected. This program will cover everything from blisters to broken bones. Winton Woods at Adventure Outpost (Cost is $6.00 per person. Registration is required by March 7 at greatparks.org.)

 

Sat. 3/9, 1 pm – 3 pm: FAIRY HOUSES AND GNOME HOMES

Discover the joy and magic of outdoor play. The whole family will enjoy building outdoor homes for fairies, gnomes, insects and small animals. Woodland Mound at Seasongood Nature Center (Free)

 

Sat. 3/9, 2 pm: CLIMBING BASICS

This outdoor class will cover basic knots, equipment use and climbing techniques. Participants will then climb our 23 foot rock wall. All equipment is provided. Recommended for ages eight to adult. Winton Woods at Adventure Outpost (Cost is $8.00 per person. Registration is required by March 7 at greatparks.org.)

 

Sat. 3/9, 6:30 pm: MYSTERY DINNER SERIES: MALT SHOP MURDER

Enjoy an evening of adult humor and fun during this Mystery Dinner! Purchase tickets at greatparks.org. Winton Woods at the Mill Race Banquet Center (Cost is $34.50 per person, plus tax.)

 

 

Sat. 3/9 & Sun. 3/10, 2 pm – 4 pm: HERON ROOKERY VIEWING

Get a “bird’s eye view” of this active great blue heron nesting spot. Travel along the trail to view these feathered marvels in their tree top home. Spotting scopes provided. Stop by Winton Centre in Winton Woods for directions. (Free)

 

Sun. 3/10, 1 pm: A STINKY HIKE

If you can’t smell it from home, come out and join the naturalist as we sniff around for an interesting plant with many unique features. Richardson Forest Preserve (Program is free. Registration is required by March 7 at greatparks.org.)

 

Sun. 3/10, 1 pm – 3 pm: FREE WINTER GOLF PROGRAM

Here is your chance to see your golf swing on video and how it compares to the tour pros. PGA Professionals will be on hand to analyze your swing and make recommendations. Program will be held regardless of weather. Auditorium and heated tees available. Winton Woods at Meadow Links & Golf

Academy (Free)

 

Sun. 3/10, 1 pm – 3 pm: TRIVIA…NATURALLY!

Think you know all the fascinating facts about our local plants and animals? Drop in any time between 1 pm and 3 pm to put your knowledge to the test and earn a prize for your efforts! Sharon Woods at Sharon Centre (Free)

Admission Details

 

A valid Hamilton County Park District Motor Vehicle Permit ($10.00 annual; $3.00 daily) is required to enter the parks.
Armleder and Fernbank Parks are cooperative ventures with the Cincinnati Park Board; a Motor Vehicle Permit is not required.

For additional information, please visit greatparks.org or call (513) 521-PARK (7275). Also, be sure to check out our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter to find out more about what’s happening at the parks!

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Event Time

Mar 5 2013 - 11:00am - 3:00pm
Mar 6 2013 - 11:00am - 3:00pm
Mar 7 2013 - 11:00am - 3:00pm
Mar 8 2013 - 11:00am - 3:00pm
Mar 9 2013 - 11:00am - 3:00pm
Mar 10 2013 - 11:00am - 3:00pm

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