Naturalist Programs

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Canoeing the East Fork of the Little Miami River

Box Turtle

Monarch Butterfly

Preschool Storytime  - Monarch Butterflies
Wednesday September 16
11 a.m.
Sycamore Park
Join the naturalist and the Batavia Branch of the Clermont County Public Library for a story, and craft, and discover more about monarch butterflies.

Monarch Tagging
Saturday September 19
Shor Park
3:00 p.m.
Join our naturalist for this citizen science project. We'll search for and catch monarchs in the park before tagging them and releasing them back on their way as they migrate to their wintering grounds in Mexico.

Great Outdoor Weekend
East Fork Canoe Adventure
Saturday September 26
Sycamore Park 
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m
12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Enjoy a naturalist guided canoe adventure down the East Fork of the Little Miami River as we search for wildlife along the way. Participants will be given a brief safety demonstration before entering the water. Pre-registration is required. Please call the Clermont County Soil and Water Conservation District at 513-732-7075 to sign up. For safety reasons, no children under the age of four please.

Sycamore Park Stream Splash
Saturday September 26th
Sycamore Park
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Grab a net and join us as we splash around in the river searching for aquatic insects and other river critters. We'll use the bugs we catch to determine how clean the water is. Bring boots  or old shoes, and be prepared to get wet. The program is ongoing, so drop in anytime.

Preschool Storytime - Owls
Wednesday October 21
11 a.m.
Sycamore Park
Join the naturalist for the final preschool storytime program of the year. We'll learn all about one of the most fascinating creatures of the night - owls. Read a story, and make a craft to take home. Meet at Sycamore #1 picnic shelter (nearest the park entrance).

Friday November 13
6:00 p.m.
Chilo Lock #34 Park
Join the Cincinnati Observatory for an evening under the stars. If the skies are clear, we'll use their telescope to view the night sky. If it's cloudy, we'll move inside and discover more about the constellations and how they got their names. Pre registration is required. Please call 513.876.9013 or e-mail to to sign up. Fee of $5.00 per family.

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