Naturalist Programs

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Canoeing the East Fork of the Little Miami River

Box Turtle

Monarch Butterfly

Naturalist Programs 

Upcoming Events:


Happy Hour Paddle with Fifty West Brewing Company

Friday, July 21st

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Fifty West Production Works


Public Programs:


Creatures of the Night! (Night Hike)

Thursday, June 22nd

8:45 p.m. - 9:45 p.m. at Pattison Park (Lake side) 

 Join us for an evening stroll as we look and listen for animals that are beginning to stir and start their daily activity! You will learn about our local nocturnal wildlife and learn how to identify what you see and hear, as we discover the animals that call our park home.

We will meet at the shelter on the lake side of Pattison Park to begin our short hike.


Scenic River Sunday - Canoeing on the Little Miami

Sunday, July 9th

9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  

Do you know what critters are living in your local streams? Wander down the Little Miami River with us, as we canoe and learn what lives in the water and how our actions can influence the types of animals we see in our streams and rivers!





Wildlife Wednesday - Rocking out with Fossils!

Wednesday, June 14th

10 a.m. - 11 a.m. at the Little Miami Scenic River & Trail Center

Did you know that Cincinnati is famous for its fossils? Cincinnati’s fossils are so Prehistoric, the animals that were found in this area are older than the dinosaurs! Learn the names of our Ordovician Fossils and search for them in O’Bannon Creek. You will even get to take some home!  Join in on a fun game after the fossil hunt in the creek!





Please contact Jana Marshall—Westhoven at 513-240-2615 for information on all the Park District Naturalist Programs




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