Each week, we will get our heart rate up and get moving while enjoying the outdoors in our beautiful parks. Walks are guided and self-paced. Greene County Parks & Trails and the City of Beavercreek Parks Department have teamed up to provide walks all over Greene County.
All walks are rated for difficulty with a 1 being the easiest and a 3 being the most difficult. Ratings consider terrain, elevation changes, etc.
Thu. Dec. 5-Feb. 27, 9:30-10:30 AM Greene County Parks & Trails
Interested in learning about beekeeping? During this six-week class, participants will learn everything from equipment (what is needed and what is not), setting up hives, bee pests, products of the hive and much more. Interested class participants will have the opportunity to order equipment from a major bee supply company (not required). Placing a group order will result in significant savings. Snow Date: March 12th
Thursday. January 30, 7:00-8:30 pm Greene County Parks & Trails Headquarters Thursday. February 6, 7:00-8:30 pm Greene County Parks & Trails Headquarters Thursday. February 13, 7:00-8:30 pm Greene County Parks & Trails Headquarters Thursday. February 20, 7:00-8:30 pm Greene County Parks & Trails Headquarters Thursday. February 27, 7:00-8:30 pm Greene County Parks & Trails Headquarters Thursday. March 5, 7:00-8:30 pm Greene County Parks & Trails Headquarters Thursday. March 12, 7:00-8:30 pm Greene County Parks & Trails Headquarters
What is sap? What does it do for trees? How did the Native Americans learn to turn it into sugar? What is a sugar camp? These questions and more will be answered as you hike along the Sugar Bush Trail learning all about the history of turning sap into delicious syrup. Groups of 8 or more can schedule a private tour of our sugar maple camp. The tour will end at our sugar shack where participants can see syrup as it is being made and get a free sample! There is no fee for this program. Please call 937-562-6440 to schedule a tour!
Create family memories during this winter adventure! Maple sugaring excitement begins by hearing the drip, drip, drip as the first droplets of sap go into your bucket. Bring your whole family to learn all about the history of maple sugaring. Along the way you will find out how to identify sugar maple trees in winter, take turns drilling a hole and tapping a spike, then your family will have a special bucket that can be checked throughout the season. Sap from the bucket will be cooked into syrup for the Pancakes in the Park event. Families who rent a bucket will receive a free breakfast for up to 4 people at the event. Buckets must be rented prior to February 28.
The sex lives of mammals can be fascinating, wild and sometimes downright comical! Bring your valentine to this peek into their secret lives. A catered candlelit dinner will precede the presentation. Due to the adult content, this program is strictly for those 18 years and older.
Friday, February 14, 6:30-9:30 PM Clifton Reserve & Lodge
Have you ever seen a wild animal, injured in the woods? Do you know what happens to that animal? How does it get better? Well join us for the first Wiggle Worms program of 2020 as we turn the Greene County Parks & Trails Headquarters into a Wildlife Sanctuary.
Our Wiggle Worms will be creating their own wild animal (similar to Build-A-Bear), taking it to the vet for proper medical attention, bathing and dressing the animal, visiting with our own animal ambassadors, making a wild animal food chain for their home as well as having a snack before taking their animal home to care for.
This month's program will be held at the Greene County Parks & Trails Headquarters. Registrations are requested as supplies are limited.
There is a limit of 1 animal per Wiggle Worm, ages 2-5 only.
Volunteers: Volunteers are needed for this program. Click here to volunteer.
Thursday, February 20, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Greene County Parks & Trails Headquarters
Like Common Goldeneyes, Brown Creepers, and Lapland Longspurs, many birds only live in our area during the winter. Join us on our annual winter van tour as we search local hot-spots for our favorite wintertime neighbors. Exact destinations will be decided closer to the trip, but likely destinations include Eastwood Lake, Caesar Creek State Park, and Spring Valley Wildlife area. Please bring binoculars and dress for the weather. Dinner will be provided.
Saturday, February 22, 12:00-7:00 PM Narrows Reserve: Narrows Reserve Nature Center
Ever been curious how hummingbirds fly backwards or why birds sing? If so you're not alone. Join other curious bird nerds- from beginners to experienced birders- to uncover the magnificent mechanisms and fantastic motivations of bird life. Over the course of this seven week workshop, GCP&T Naturalist and bird fanatic Jared Merriman will use multimedia presentations and hands-on activities to peel back the curtain on the curious lives of Ohio's birds. Topics will include bird anatomy, flight, nesting, migration, feeding strategies, social interactions, and vocalizations. Course registration also includes local field trips in May. Field trip details will be discussed during class.
Tuesday. March 3, 6:00-8:00 pm Greene County Parks & Trails Headquarters Tuesday. March 10, 6:00-8:00 pm Greene County Parks & Trails Headquarters Tuesday. March 17, 6:00-8:00 pm Greene County Parks & Trails Headquarters Tuesday. March 24, 6:00-8:00 pm Greene County Parks & Trails Headquarters Tuesday. March 31, 6:00-8:00 pm Greene County Parks & Trails Headquarters Tuesday. April 7, 6:00-8:00 pm Greene County Parks & Trails Headquarters Tuesday. April 14, 6:00-8:00 pm Greene County Parks & Trails Headquarters
Time to savor the sweet goodness of real maple syrup as it drips off of fresh, hot pancakes! Enjoy a delicious breakfast of pancakes, maple syrup, and sausages while enjoying late winter in the park. After breakfast, learn the history of maple sugaring and see how it is made. Local maple syrup and candies will be available for purchase.
Saturday, March 7, 8:30-11:30 AM Russ Nature Reserve