Pollinators on the Prairie Hike

Summer is here; let’s explore! The hot days and long, warm evenings of summer make it a great time to explore the natural world. On Saturday, August 20th at 10am join a naturalist at Shawnee Prairie Preserve on State Route 502 West for an exciting summer walk. As the parks wrap up the summer they’ll search for pollinators at Shawnee’s expansive prairie habitats. Expect to see butterflies, bees, wasps, and moths visiting the various flowers. Be sure to dress for the sun and bring a water bottle along. For more information about this or any of the other exciting hikes in this season’s series or other Park District programs, please call the Nature Center at (937) 548-0165.

Did you know?-The Giant Swallowtail is the largest butterfly in the United States and Canada with a wingspan of 4-6.5 inches.