What better time to celebrate birds than Earth Day? Spend the day with your family exploring the wild birds that call Shawnee Prairie home. This fun-filled birding festival will begin with “Breakfast with the Birds,” a fundraiser by the Darke Co. Birders, which will be offering breakfast bites in an effort to raise money for the care of the our owl, Greta. Five Rivers MetroParks will join us with a wide selection of their birds of prey animal ambassadors! See a Screech Owl, Kestrel, and a Red-tailed Hawk up close, and learn about these amazing animals! We will continue the day with a variety of bird-themed hikes, activities (all ages), workshops, and more! Join us to discover who’s nesting around the Nature Center or a lunch-time chat about birdfeeding. The Friends of the Parks will be offering a quick hotdog lunch from 11am-1pm. We hope to see you enjoying Earth Day on the trails of Shawnee Prairie!