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Winter Photo Contest

Show off your photography skills in our Winter Photo Contest. Categories include: Best Landscape Photo, Best Wildlife Photo, Best Pet Photo, and People in Parks with all photos taken within a Greene County Parks & Trails site. All entries must be submitted to info@gcparkstrails.com (1 entry per category/person) and must be clearly labeled with participants name and category. Entries can be received between January 1st and February 28th. Submissions will be posted on Facebook the first week of March with the winner in each category eligible to be the Overall Winner. Prizes to be awarded to the winners in each category.
Sun, Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. Jan. 1-Feb. 28, 8:00 AM-8:00 PM
Greene County Parks & Trails

Rent-A-Sugar Bucket

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 spile, 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 23rd.
Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. Jan. 22-Feb. 23, 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Narrows Reserve: Narrows Reserve Sperling Lane

Project Feeder Watch

Throughout the winter we will be collecting information about birds that frequent our feeders. Enjoy a cup of coffee, relax in our bird viewing area and help us count the birds that come to our feeds. All data goes to the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology.
Saturday, February 16, 10:00-11:30 AM
Narrows Reserve: Narrows Reserve Nature Center

Winter Birding Excursion

Join our top notch birders on an excursion to one of Ohio’s best winter birding hotspots- Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area. From waterfowl, to raptors, to songbirds, few places boast as many winter specialties. You won’t find a better opportunity to see the hardy birds that spend the winter in Ohio- we are even staying late to have a chance to spot Short-eared Owls. Please dress for cold weather and bring binoculars. Lunch and dinner will be provided.
Saturday, February 23, 10:00 AM-9:00 PM
Narrows Reserve

Wellness Walkers-Phillips Park

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. Get to know the parks better and meet new people. Greene County Parks & Trails and City of Beavercreek have partnered to provide more walk locations in 2019. Contact City of Beavercreek to register, 937-427-5514. Advanced registration is required.
Thursday, February 28, 9:30-10:30 AM
Phillips Park

Selfie Scavenger Hunt - Scout Dog Park

Do you like a challenge? Each month we will send you to a new location on a different scavenger hunt. Photos will be available on our Facebook page at the beginning of each month. Locate each place, or item depicted in the photos and take a selfie at each spot. Upload your photos to Facebook, tagging Greene County Parks & Trails or send them to info@co.greene.oh.us . Prizes will be awarded to those who find all the items/locations in the photos; staff will contact participants about prize pick-up.
Sun, Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. Mar. 2-31, 8:00 AM-8:00 PM
Pierce Park: Scout Dog Park

Pancakes in the Park

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, join us for a tour to learn the history of maple sugaring and see how it is made. Local maple syrup and candies will be available for purchase. An inside look at upcoming Russ Nature Reserve renovations will also be available during the event.
Saturday, March 2, 8:30-11:30 AM
Russ Nature Reserve

Project Feeder Watch

Throughout the winter we will be collecting information about birds that frequent our feeders. Enjoy a cup of coffee, relax in our bird viewing area and help us count the birds that come to our feeds. All data goes to the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology.
Saturday, March 9, 10:00-11:30 AM
Narrows Reserve: Narrows Reserve Nature Center

Bluebird Nest Box Monitor Training

Do you enjoy observing birds? Would you like to help nesting birds and the scientists who study them? Do you have one free hour a week this summer? Then join our volunteer monitoring team and help us keep bluebirds singing in Greene County Parks & Trails. Training is required for all new monitoring volunteers.
Saturday, March 9, 12:00-2:00 PM
Narrows Reserve: Narrows Reserve Nature Center

Wellness Walkers - Russ Nature Reserve

In partnership with the City of Beavercreek Parks & Recreation, get out and enjoy our local parks, meet new people, all while getting some exercise. Get your heart rate up and get moving on these weekly walks that are guided and self paced. Registration is required through the City of Beavercreek Parks & Registration. To register, or inquire about the full schedule, please call 937-427-5514.
Thursday, March 14, 9:30-10:30 AM
Russ Nature Reserve