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Spring Nature Hike

Get out and enjoy the warm spring weather, wildflowers, returning song birds and our natural world coming to life. We will be hiking along Massie Creek gorge --- home to some of the prettiest wildflowers in the county. If you are a bird watcher, be sure to bring along your binoculars. Warblers, tanagers and vireos have been seen along this trail.
Sunday, May 14, 1:00-2:30 PM
Indian Mound Reserve: Indian Mound Reserve Williamson Mound lot

Big Backyard - Caterpillars

Can you match the caterpillar to the butterfly or moth it becomes? Caterpillars are fascinating critters that through camouflage can look like a leaf, a stick and even bird poo. Join us for a craft and a hike all about caterpillars.
Wednesday, May 17, 9:30-10:30 AM
Narrows Reserve: Narrows Reserve Nature Center

Big Backyard - Caterpillars

Can you match the caterpillar to the butterfly or moth it becomes? Caterpillars are fascinating critters that through camouflage can look like a leaf, a stick and even bird poo. Join us for a craft and a hike all about caterpillars.
Wednesday, May 17, 6:30-7:30 PM
Narrows Reserve: Narrows Reserve Nature Center

Volunteer Training - Birds Nests

Through a hike and hands-on activities, volunteers will learn about birds nests, how they are made and how to identify the bird that made it. This class is for volunteers of Greene County Parks & Trails.
Monday, May 22, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Narrows Reserve: Narrows Reserve Nature Center

School's Out Fishing Derby

Try your luck and fishing skills at this spring fishing derby. Prizes will be awarded for the largest fish caught and the most fish caught in the 6-8 yr. old and 12-16 yr. old age brackets. Parents can help children bait their hooks but children must do their own casting and reel in the fish. Registration opens one hour before derby begins.

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

Saturday, May 27, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Spring Lakes Park

Night Ride: Xenia Station to McDonald's, Jamestown

Join the GCP&T Trail Sentinels for a moonlight ride along the region's bike trails. GCP&T Trail Sentinels are an elite volunteer group who patrol the trails and coordinate several cycling events. All night riders must be 18 and older, wear a helmet and have lights on their bikes. Rides will be cancelled in the event of a thunderstorm.
Saturday, May 27, 7:00-9:00 PM
Bike Trails: Xenia - Jamestown Connector

Spring Wetlands Hike

Discover mid-spring in the wetlands. Join the Greene County Parks & Trails naturalist for an exploration of birds, amphibians and plants typical to a wetland. Learn why wetlands are such an important habitat.
Sunday, May 28, 10:00-11:30 AM
Hebble Creek Reserve

Bike Camp - Ages 7-9

Come join the Greene County Parks & Trails Trail Sentinels and Park Rangers for a week-long bike camp that features cycling rules, safety, bike trail etiquette and more! Bike camp will be based at Xenia Station, 150 S. Miami Avenue, Xenia. All skill levels are welcome but participants must know how to ride a bicycle; training wheels not allowed. During the week, cyclists will ride a different paved trail each day with a stop for a brown bag lunch and ice cream too! Participants will learn basic handling skills, street/intersection knowledge and traffic skills. All participants must have a proper fitting helmet.
Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. Jun. 5-9, 9:00 AM-2:00 PM
West end of parking lot

Nature's Playground

Start your summer off right with one of our most popular camps. Mud/twig forts, off-trail games of capture the flag, climbing trees --- all the things that parents and grandparents did as kids will be enjoyed by campers this week.
Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. Jun. 5-9, 9:00 AM-2:30 PM
Main Parking Lot

Full Moon Night Hike - Strawberry Moon

Enjoy the nocturnal sights and sounds of the marsh under the light of the full moon.
Friday, June 9, 9:00-10:30 PM
Cemex Reserve