Shawnee Prairie Preserve will be the setting for a free program to the public on the wonderful world of wild edible plants. Join us, August 2nd at 6:30pm, as we discover the diversity of our forests and fields, looking closer to find hidden treats. We will discuss what is safe to eat, what to avoid, and how to tell the difference. Foraging for wild edibles is fun, yet unpredictable, always changing with the weather and seasons. Conditions permitting our discussion will be followed by discovery walk and a taste of something wild. Who knows, perhaps you will discover a feast waiting in your own backyard! Please call the Nature Center at 937-548-0165 to register for this FREE program.
Interested in learning more about the Darke County Parks and their special programs? Visit the parks' website at darkecountyparks.org or sign up to receive your quarterly copy of the Nature Notes Newsletter. Included in each newsletter is a listing of the upcoming programs, informative articles from the naturalist educators and/or director and special programming information. You can also visit the parks' headquarters at Shawnee Prairie Preserve located at 4267 State Route 502 in Greenville, OH. The Nature Center and office hours are Monday through Saturday 9-5, closed on Sundays.
We strive to maintain and protect the unique natural and cultural areas of Darke County for future generations. We hope you will join us this summer and for many seasons to come!