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Volunteer Training - Pollination - Nuts, Flowers, Fruit

There are so many different types of seeds - smooth, flat, those with hooks and those that have parachutes. How are these seeds formed and how does pollination occur in plants that are vastly different? This hands-on program will try to explain these plant mysteries.
Monday, February 26, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Narrows Reserve: Narrows Reserve Nature Center

Full Moon Night Hike - Worm Moon

Explore nature at night - learn more about the moon, nocturnal wildlife and experience the sounds of the night. Night hikes are held unless we have single digit wind chills or thunder and lightning. March - Worm Moon
Thursday, March 1, 7:00-8:30 PM
Oldtown Reserve

Ladies Night Out - Leaf Sculptures

It is not quite spring but it is time to think about how to decorate your garden. In this two-part class, participants will be making leaf sculptures. We will be working with cement and paint, so be sure to dress appropriately. Light refreshments will be served. Pre-registration is required minimum needed by February 21.
Fri. Mar. 2-9, 7:00-9:00 PM
Narrows Reserve Nature Center

Pancake Breakfast

Time to savor the sweet goodness of real Narrows Reserve maple syrup dripping off of fresh, hot pancakes! Enjoy a delicious breakfast of pancakes, maple syrup and sausage. Coffee, tea, milk, orange juice and hot chocolate will also be provided. After breakfast, join us for a tour of the sugar camp to learn how sap is formed into sweet syrup. Tours last about one hour. Local maple syrup and candies will also be offered for sale.

Volunteers: Volunteers are needed for this program. Click here to volunteer.

Saturday, March 3, 8:00-11:30 AM
Bellbrook Middle School

Skunk Cabbage Hike

This naturalist-led hike will look for those first signs that spring is on its way. Skunk Cabbage is one of earliest wildflowers to bloom. Learn how this plant survives the winter cold and how many insects rely on it for their survival.
Sunday, March 4, 2:00-3:30 PM
Sara Lee Arnovitz Preserve

Project Feeder Watch

Sit back and watch the birds that feed at the Nature Center's bird feeders while helping to collect important wildlife data. Bird populations can tell us a lot about our climate and habitat changes. Help the naturalist track the number of birds and species that come to our feeders. You don't have to be an expert; we will help with identification. After each feeder watch we will hold a short program - making a bird feeder, learning about bird songs, or other bird-related topics.
Saturday, March 10, 10:00-11:30 AM
Narrows Reserve: Narrows Reserve Nature Center

Volunteer Nesting Box Monitoring

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 the Greene County Parks & Trails parks. Training is required for all new monitoring volunteers.
Saturday, March 10, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Narrows Reserve: Narrows Reserve Nature Center

Breakfast and a Dance

You don't need to bring your dancing shoes because this dance will be done by a two- legged, feather-covered aerial flyer. Each spring, the American Woodcock does a mating ritual at dawn and dusk to attract a female. Join us for a hot cup of coffee or tea and a fresh doughnut. Relax and watch the morning dance.
Saturday, March 17, 7:00-8:00 AM
Cemex Reserve

Morning Milers - Beavercreek Station

Enjoy the region's bike trails with an early morning ride led by a GCP&T Trail Sentinel. Beginning at Beavercreek Station, this 24-mile ride will take you towards Jamestown and back to Beavercreek Station when finished. This ride is for the beginner skill level and does include a short, off-trail portion. Riders must be 18 and over and wear a helmet to participate. Ride will be cancelled in the event of a thunderstorm.
Saturday, March 24, 9:00-11:00 AM
Beavercreek Station

Project Feeder Watch

Sit back and watch the birds that feed at the Nature Center's bird feeders while helping to collect important wildlife data. Bird populations can tell us a lot about our climate and habitat changes. Help the naturalist track the number of birds and species that come to our feeders. You don't have to be an expert; we will help with identification. After each feeder watch we will hold a short program - making a bird feeder, learning about bird songs, or other bird-related topics.
Saturday, March 24, 10:00-11:30 AM
Narrows Reserve: Narrows Reserve Nature Center