Feeding Day Sunday, August 18 2pm Lowe-Volk Park Will it be fruit, vegetables, leafy greens, shrimp, worms, or mice? Can you guess what’s on the menu for the animals in the Nature Center? Stop out to see who eats what and help Lisa feed some of the animals!
Toddler Trot: Pickin’ Prairies Tuesday, August 20 6pm Unger Park The tall grasses and blooming flowers make prairies fun landscapes to explore. Join Josh and McKinley as they stroll the winding trails of Unger Park. Using our five senses, the prairie world will come alive! For kids not quite in school and younger.
Schanzenbach Prairie Thursday, Aug. 22 6pm 4924 Henry Cooper Rd. For several years, Mark Schanzenbach has been establishing a tallgrass prairie. Mark has gathered botanical specimens from all over Ohio, and he is eager to share the many spectacular and unusual species he has collected. He has also added a wetland to start his own piece of Crawford County natural history: a planting of native cranberry. Join Mark at his house to hear his story of starting a prairie.
Junior Naturalist Club
Consider joining the new and improved Junior Naturalist Club with the Crawford Park District! Open to anyone age 12-18 who has an interest in nature or animal related careers, or just want to spend time learning about nature with a group of young professionals. Our meetings will be held once a month on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 5pm, starting March 9th! The meeting topics will depend on the interests of the participants, but we hope to learn about conducting educational programming, conservation, animal care, and natural history. As well as having guest speakers and field trips. To apply, please download and fill out the application below and drop it off to Naturalist Abby at the front desk of the Nature Center or scan it and email her at email@example.com.
New at Lowe-Volk Park: Sandstone Rockscape
The Crawford Park District is pleased to announce the recent construction of A Sandstone Rockscape at Lowe-Volk Park. The rockscape was designed and built by a group of volunteers commonly called, The Cabin Guys. Their name was assigned because the men built the Dapper Cabin at Colonel Crawford Schools. The historic sandstone was donated by Chuck Kimerline of Bucyrus Road Materials and Nancy Everly of The Leesville Trading Post. Since sandstone was previously quarried at Lowe-Volk Park, it was the perfect building material for the rockscape.