Daytonians welcome to your end of the week guide to active living! Enjoy this unseasonably warm weather by getting out this weekend in nature for a little activity and education. Two great events on Saturday, November 21 and Sunday, November 22, 2015 that are happening right here in your hometown!
‘Honeysuckle Daze‘ is occurring this Saturday at The Glen Helen Nature Preserve from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Come on out to The Springs and join the fight against invasive plants. Help fellow community members combat honeysuckle in the Glen. You will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plant species. Key word being safely, as to not disturb the natural ecosystem of the Glen. Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age. Community organizations, groups, businesses, and families are encouraged participate and learn about the natural habitat of the Glen and how to preserve it. Closed-toe shoes and work gloves strongly encouraged.
Extra bonus: this event is free of charge!
The Miami County Park District will hold their monthly Naturalist Adventure Series program ‘Rock Hounds‘ this Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p..m. at Charleston Falls Preserve. The Naturalist Adventure Series are fun, family activities where participants can drop in anytime during the program and learn about nature. Bring the whole family out for a nice Sunday drive and drop by to investigate real fossils and a variety of strange rocks at ‘Rock Hounds.’ Participants will receive a special rock as a gift and an afternoon filled with outdoor education. Extra bonus: this is another free event, hooray!
Two fabulous opportunities this weekend to be active outdoors and gain some great knowledge! Learn about plants, ecosystems, fossils, rocks, and let nature nurture your physical body at the same time. Let’s get out and get moving Dayton!