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Big Week of Birding: First Things to Expect

Interested in learning more about those hard to identify spring migrants? Dr. Dave Russell gives his First Things to Expect Lecture in a fast-paced, interactive way. This indoor program is a great way to start your birding journey for beginning birders. Use your new knowledge at hikes during the upcoming Big Week of Birding!
Tuesday. April 23, 7:00-8:30 PM
Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead Augspurger House - 2070 Woodsdale Rd. Trenton, OH

Show & Tell on the Farm - Tree-riffic

Show and Tell is about our Tree-riffic trees and other woody plants on the farm. Let's explore their lives, who lives in them, and why we have trees on the farm through hands-on activities, craft, and a snack.
Thursday. April 25, 6:30-7:30 PM
Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead Augspurger House - 2070 Woodsdale Rd. Trenton, OH

Big Week of Birding in Butler County- Gilmore MetroPark

Gilmore MetroPark is a treasure trove of birds. With the rookery of cormorants, egrets and great blue herons, as well as, an abundance of spring warblers, this is a great park to visit! Meet at the Gilmore Road entrance.
Saturday. April 27, 7:00-9:00 AM
Gilmore MetroPark - Gilmore Road Area Parking Lot -7950 Gilmore Road, Hamilton OH 45015

Medicinal and Edible Plant Workshop

Could you survive off the land? Come to the Medicinal and Edible Plants Workshop and learn the various edible plants of Ohio and their medicinal properties. Enjoy an experiential hike to find edible plants and create your own edible/medicinal plant supplement to take home!

Open to ages 13 and up. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required by 4/26/19.

Saturday. April 27, 1:00-4:00 PM
Governor Bebb MetroPark- Pioneer Village School House Cabin- 1979 Bebb Park Lane, Okeana, Ohio

Big Week of Birding in Butler County- Indian Creek MetroPark

Cerulean Warblers, Crested Flycatchers, and Waterthrush greet you when you bird here. All levels of birding experience welcomed! Come and have fun!
Saturday. April 27, 6:30-8:30 PM
Indian Creek MetroPark 6500 Springfield Road Oxford OH 45056

Big Week of Birding in Butler County- Forest Run Timberman Ridge

Take a relaxing stroll on the new paved trail at Forest Run Timberman Ridge while looking for beautiful birds! Grab your binoculars and boots to join us in the search! All levels of birding experience welcome!
Sunday. April 28, 7:00-9:00 AM
Forest Run MetroPark - Timberman Ridge Shelter- 1976 Timberman Rd., Hamilton, Ohio 45013

Earthstock | Earth Day Festival

NEW! Celebrate Earth Day and move closer to nature at Earthstock | Earth Day Festival! Guests will have the chance to experience lectures and demonstrations on a variety of environmental topics, try out various recreation equipment, view natural artwork in the Reduce-Reuse-Recycle art competition, check out all the vendors and opportunities for service around MetroParks... plus MORE!
Sunday. April 28, 12:00-5:00 PM
Voice of America MetroPark: Lake and Surrounding Area

Show and Tell on the Farm - ABC's of Farm Life

Let's continue the ABC's of Farm Life at Show and Tell! Through hands-on activities, we'll learn about items starting with the letters "G-H" on the farm while enjoying a craft and snack. Visit the gardens, farm animals, Augspurger House, and Natural Playscape too. FREE program for all ages.
Sunday. April 28, 2:00-4:00 PM
Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead Augspurger House - 2070 Woodsdale Rd. Trenton, OH

Big Week of Birding in Butler County- Salamander Run Preserve

It's one of the best birding locations around! In previous years, orioles and scarlet tanagers greeted us. Pre-registration and carpooling suggested as parking is limited. Look for the PROGRAM HERE signs on the south side of Layhigh Rd.
Sunday. April 28, 6:30-8:30 PM
Salamander Run Preserve - 4821 Layhigh Rd., Hamilton, Oh 45013

Big Week of Birding in Butler County- Forest Run Wildlife Preserve

Forest Run MetroPark's Wildlife Preserve has a variety of habitat: meadow, forest, pond, and a stream. It is always a great place to bird. Join us in the back parking lot.
Monday. April 29, 6:30-8:30 PM
Forest Run Wildlife Preserve - 1810 New London Road, Hamilton, OH 45013
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