In the spring, on a warm, wet evening salamanders at Indian Creek begin to move. It happens sometime between the last week of January and the end of March. Sign up for this unique opportunity. Watch migrating salamanders and learn more about this species. Pre-registration required. You will be contacted by email regarding the exact date and time.
Sun, Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. Jan. 31-Mar. 31, 6:30-8:30 PM Indian Creek MetroPark: Indian Creek - Mayer Picnic Shelter
It's for the Birds! Over 100 nest boxes need monitored during the nesting season at MetroParks. Join this volunteer training and refresher workshop to connect to this Citizen Science project . Beginners are welcome! Bring a snack to share with fellow volunteers. MetroParks will provide drinks and all tableware.
Sunday. March 8, 4:00-5:00 PM Forest Run Welcome Center 1976 Timberman Rd Hamilton OH 45013
Escape on the Underground Railroad at YMCA Camp Campbell Gard. Experience life as a fugitive slave trying to escape to Canada during this first-person reenactment. This evening outdoor program lasts approximately 2.5 hours with staggered start times. Pre-registration required. Not recommended for children under 10. Anyone under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult.
Saturday. March 14, 6:30-10:00 PM YMCA Camp Campbell Gard located at 4803 Augspurger Road, Hamilton, Ohio 45011
Nature Photography Seminar & Workshop with Rich Sears
Whether you wield a point-and-shoot or a digital single lens reflex camera, there will be something for you at this day long workshop. Facilitated by Rich Sears, outdoor photographer and other members of the West Chester Photo Club, the morning presentation will be followed by a box lunch. Participants will then roam the beautiful Forest Run MetroPark grounds, taking photos along the way. The WCPC enthusiasts will be on hand to review your photos. This is a great low stress way to gain valuable nature photography shooting techniques. This program is geared toward adults. Teenagers under 18 must have an adult present. For more information about Rich Sears and his photography please visit his website at www.richsearsphotography.com
Saturday. March 21, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM Forest Run Welcome Center
Walking in the natural world is good for your body, mind and spirit. Join us each month to explore a different park area through the WOWS series. These hikes are open to all ages and last approximately 1 - 2 hours. No reservations required and are FREE.
Saturday. March 28, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM GMRT - Great Miami River (Recreation) Trail: Bicentennial Commons
Celebrate Spring with Mr. E. Bunny at Voice of America MetroPark. Enjoy a yummy buffet, egg hunt, a visit with Mr. E. Bunny and many more special activities. Space is limited. Reservations are required. Prices increase after March 15th.
Sunday. March 29, 12:30-3:00 PM Ronald Reagan Lodge
Easter Egg Orienteering at Rentschler Forest MetroPark
Join Orienteering Cincinnati, Inc. http://www.ocin.org to learn this fun sport. Start times from 5 - 6 p.m. At least 4 courses from beginner through advanced difficulty will be offered. Beginner course have baskets of plastic Easter eggs at each checkpoint. Children collect the plastic eggs and exchange them for candy or toys at the finish. $7 for OCIN members, $10 for non-members, $2 discount if you have your own SI timing card, Free for 2014-15 TROL (Tri-State Regional Orienteering League) Season Pass holders. MetroParks of Butler County vehicle permit is required and will be available at event.
Thursday. April 2, 5:00-6:00 PM Rentschler - Walsh Shelter
Step forward today to improve your parks by volunteering for service days. There are a variety of opportunities available. Getting the youth camping area ready, trail/camping area improvements, broad landscaping needs, and raise the tents! Dress for the weather.