The Darke County Park District invites the public to join them every first and third Tuesday mornings at 8am at Shawnee Prairie Preserve for their Early Morning Discovery Hikes. These hikes allow adults a chance to watch the seasons change and to discover the many life forms in their own backyard. Invigorating winter morning air makes this a great time to enjoy and learn about nature. These walks focus on bird watching, tree identification, winter animal tracks, and much more. Attendees are asked to bring a pair of binoculars if possible; otherwise some are available for loan. Hikes will be held regardless of weather, so please remember to dress to be outside. If you have any questions about the Early Morning Discovery Hikes or any other program offered by the park district, please call the Nature Center at (937) 548-0165 or visit the website at www.darkecountyparks.org.