Earth Calendar for August 13th and August 14th
The 3rd Annual Oxbow Butterfly Count is scheduled for August 16th, 11:00 am. The trip will last approximately 2 hours and if time allows, will include a visit to Shawnee Lookout to look for more butterflies.
Bob Nuhn will lead the group. He is a retired naturalist with the Hamilton County Park District, has been a compiler for the North American Butterfly Counts in SW Ohio, and his passion for butterflies is contagious. Participants will see some interesting species in this area with diverse habitat along the riverbank, in the prairies and crop fields. Most of the walking will be on flat dirt roads and ay be rocky at times. Water and Sunscreen recommended. Meet at the east end parking lot. Please RSVP by calling 513-748-0281.
On Our Calendar: Join Kenton County Parks and Recreation and Out of Control Wildlife on Saturday, August 16th from 9:00 until 11:00 am for Critters in the Crick, a-wade-in-the-creek- and-catch-stuff-with-nets-and-seines adventure in Banklick Creek at Pioneer Park. It’s free! Meggy Cooper from Out of Control Wildlife will lead a hike that will have participants investigating stream bed, stream banks, and everything in between! And, using seines and dip nets, all aquatic life will be examined ~ insects, salamanders, fish, frogs, and maybe even a turtle or water snake! You might get a bit wet so wear old shoes, boots, or waders. Meet at the parking lot near the Iron Bridge that crosses the creek to get to the Kenton Paw Park. The hike will last at least an hour. Pioneer Park is easy to find! From I-275, take Exit 80 (Covington/Independence) and go south on KY Hwy. 16 about one mile. You will see the park on your right before you come to the entrance. Turn right into the park, then turn right again. Pass Shelterhouse 1, and look for us near the Iron Bridge.