31 March, 2015
The Naturalist's Corner
The Naturalist's Corner

Looking for information on the natural or cultural history of Darke County? What about some information on birds, mammals and more? If so, you've come to the right place!!

This page will be updated frequently to include new stories, so be sure to check it often! Now you won't have to wait for the next Nature Notes to learn more!

Please email us to let us know if there are any topics you would like to learn more about!

Learn more about all of our furry friends. What makes a mammal, a mammal? What type of mammals do we have here in Darke County? Can mammals fly? Find out here !
Mammal Naturalist Corners
Are you an avid Birder, or just a fledgling? Find out all you can here about Darke County's Birds! Find out what species we have, what makes them sing and more! Also, learn a little about what makes us birders tick !
Bird Naturalist Corners
BUGS! SPIDERS! Do our many-legged residents give you the heebie-jeebies? Or can you not get enough legs?! Either way, crawl on over to this page and check it out !
Insect Naturalist Corners
Do you squeal with delight or fear when a snake slithers across your path? Do you fall asleep to the serenade of evening frog song, or do you long for some peace and quiet? And just why are amphibians skin so slimy?!
Herp Naturalist Corners
While they may live in a completely different world from us, fish are remarkable creatures. Whether it be the way they can sense movement in the water, to their amazing ability to migrate to their breeding grounds; fish never cease to amaze!
Fish Naturalist Corners
Learn more of the Natural History about Darke County and beyond! Learn about anything from alien plants and animals, to how the ecosystem we all live in functions.
Natural History Naturalist Corners
With the new addition of our Log House at Shawnee Prairie, a whole new wave of cultural history programs are on their way! Make sure to keep tuned to Nature Notes for info! But in the mean time, check out our stories here!
Cultural History Naturalist Corners
Plants - Those wonderful green (and many other colored) things that give us our air to breath, food to eat and food for other animals to eat. Without plants we would be in a whole world of hurt. Now, go outside and thank a plant for the food you are eating.
Plant Naturalist Corners
Parks News Updates
Regular Park Board Meeting
Updated 6 Mar, 2015
The monthly regular Park District Board meeting will be held on Thurs., March 12 at 4pm at the Shawnee Prairie Preserve Nature Center. Public is welcomed to attend.
Native Plant Pre-Order Form
Updated 19 Feb, 2015
The Native Plant Sale is back once again this year! Stock up on hard-to-find native species to bring beauty and butterflies to your yard!
Summer Intern Wanted
Updated 29 Jan, 2015
Darke County Parks is currently searching for a summer intern. Are you attending college hoping to become a naturalist-educator? This is the internship for you!
Darke County Parks on Facebook
Updated 20 Nov, 2013
We are on Facebook! Become a fan and get up to the minute reminders/updates for upcoming programs. With over 1,000 "likes" this is the place to be!
Find us on Facebook
Seeking Volunteers
Updated 7 Jan, 2014
Looking for a way to give back to your community? We've got your answer!
More Info HERE
Early Morning Discovery Hikes
Updated 18 April, 2014
Early Morning Discovery Hikes occur each and every Tuesday morning. We'll start at 8am in the parking lot at Shawnee Prairie. Let's see what is happening on the trails!
2015 Photo Contest has begun
Updated 29 Jan, 2015
Calling all amateur photographers! Get outside and capture the beauty of YOUR Darke County Parks! Winning photos submitted to the Park District Photo Contest will be used to create a 2016 calendar.
Battery Recycling
Updated 9 Feb, 2013
Lots of dead batteries laying around the house? Need a place to get rid of them? Find out more here!
More Info Here
More Parks News
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All Parks News Stories
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