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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

Maple Sugar Camp Tours- Groups of 8 or more

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 camp where participants can see syrup as it is being made and get a free sample! There is no fee for this program. Tours need to be completed by 5 p.m.
Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. Jan. 22-Mar. 8, 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Narrows Reserve: Narrows Reserve Sperling Lane

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

Bluebird Box Building

Learn more about Eastern Bluebirds...how to attract them to your yard, the best places to put bluebird boxes and how to maintain the boxes throughout the year. Afterwards, each registrant will build their own bluebird box to take home. The fee is charged per box. Please bring a hammer.
Saturday, January 26, 1:00-3:00 PM
Narrows Reserve: Narrows Reserve Nature Center

Beginning Beekeeping

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 14th
Thu. Jan. 31-Mar. 7, 7:00-8:30 PM
Greene County Media Room

Selfie Scavenger Hunt - Mill Bridge Launch

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. Feb. 1-28, 8:00 AM-8:00 PM
Mill Bridge Launch

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 2, 10:00-11:30 AM
Narrows Reserve: Narrows Reserve Nature Center

Second Year & Beyond Beekeeping

Need a little more beekeeping instruction? This class is for those who already have hives or have taken our beginning workshop. We will answer some of the questions and concerns you have experienced, provide additional information for healthier and more productive hives as well as discuss harvesting the honey.
Saturday, February 9, 9:00 AM-3:30 PM
Narrows Reserve

Birds Do It, Bees Do It

The sex lives of animals 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 15, 6:00-9:00 PM
Clifton Reserve : The Lodge at Clifton 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, February 16, 10:00-11:30 AM
Narrows Reserve: Narrows Reserve Nature Center