Late winter and early spring mean one thing for whitetail deer enthusiasts: sheds! Join a naturalist at Worth Family Preserve on Spring Hill Rd. just north of St. Rt. 502 West on Saturday, February 25th at 2pm to look for shed antlers. During the late winter, when the amount of daylight is very low, the bucks’ bodies will break down the connective tissue, and the antlers will fall off. Not all antlers fall off in pairs though. Matched sets have been found miles apart. Participants will see if they can find any sheds or at least signs of these large mammals in the area. Remember to dress for the weather and for walking off-trail and to meet at Worth Family Nature Preserve. Call the Nature Center at (937) 548-0165 for more information about this free and exciting program by your Darke County Parks.
Did you know? Shed antlers are a great source of protein, fat, fiber, calcium, and phosphorus for rodents like squirrels.