Look at the Moon!

Look at the Moon! 
Lunar Eclipse this morning!

Sadly in Ohio, we'll only have a chance to see a portion of the eclipse... 
Penumbral Eclipse begins: Jan 31 at 5:51:13 am Visible: Yes
Partial Eclipse begins: Jan 31 at 6:48:27 am Visible: Yes
Full Eclipse begins: Jan 31 at 7:51:47 am Visible: No, below the horizon

https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/lunar/2018-january-31

Public Notice

The Darke County Park District is proceeding with the construction of Phase VI of the Tecumseh Multi-Use Trail which will eventually cross Darke County from the Village of Bradford through the City of Greenville and on to the Village of Union City, Ohio.  The potential for trail linkages to the largest paved regional network of trails in the United States through Miami County to the East; and to the Cardinal Greenway Trail Project in Indiana to the West was one impetus for the Park District to pursue this project for the good of the citizens of Darke County.  Phase VI of the Tecumseh Trail Project is a joint project with the City Of Greenville through an Ohio Department of Natural Resources Clean Ohio Trail Fund grant and will take the trail from the end of the already finished section of the Greenville Creek Trail at the Greenville City Park entrance on East Main Street in Greenville through the Greenville City Park, onto Darke County Park District Land at Prairie Ridge Meadow on Wilson Drive, across North Broadway and will follow unused rail property to the Corporation Limit of the City of Greenville near the intersection of that rail property with St. Rt. 49 North.  The Park District is requesting public comment concerning this project for at least the next 14 days or until January 31, 2018. More information or maps can be obtained and comments may be made in writing to the Darke County Park District at its offices at 4267 State Route 502 W., PO Box 801, Greenville, OH  45331 or through their website at www.darkecountyparks.org and go to the “Connect With Us” page to “Contact Us”.            

Let's go to Australia!

Join us for an amazing "virtual trip" to Australia!  We'll travel digitally to see and chat with a team from the Reef HQ Aquarium as they introduce us to the land "down under" and their open-air coral reed exhibit!  We'll gather at the Nature Center at 7pm on the 1st of February.  

Registration required, call 937-548-0165 to reserve your seat.  (FREE) ((scuba masks optional)).
https://www.facebook.com/events/1921410188186862/

Winter Bird Hike

Welcome to the first Winter Bird Hike of 2018!  We'll hike the trails of Shawnee Prairie (or possibly beyond if there are snowy owls, other winter rarities nearby!) beginning at 3pm (note the late start time) for our "Winter Bird Hike".  Bring binoculars if you have them, otherwise, we have a few pair to let you borrow.  

Meet at Shawnee Prairie Preserve's Nature Center.  (FREE)
https://www.facebook.com/events/381638198939517/

Winter Bird Hike

Join us Saturday for one last bird hike of 2017!  We'll hike the trails of Shawnee Prairie (or possibly beyond if there are snowy owls, other winter rarities nearby!) beginning at 9am for our "Winter Bird Hike".  Bring binoculars if you have them, otherwise, we have a few pair to let you borrow.  

Meet at Shawnee Prairie Preserve's Nature Center.  (FREE)
https://www.facebook.com/events/381638198939517/