Thursday, October 2, 2014
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Lytle Creek League of Conservators invites you to celebrate our ongoing efforts to "create a living legacy" in the form of the Lytle Creek Greenway. As is our custom, we will also be honoring the work of two local individuals who have made our natural environment a better place. This year we will be honoring a man and woman who have impacted countless lives in their roles as educators and mentors.
Monte Anderson, Wilmington College professor of agriculture, has been recognized many times for his teaching excellence. He has played a key role in the success of the Wilmington College agriculture program, the Grow Food, Grow Hope program and directed many of the college's efforts to protect and improve the quality of Lytle Creek.
Please register early, as seating is limited. Register HERE or by calling Lori Williams at 725-3811.
Posted by Lori Williams at 1:33 PM
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Back by Popular Demand...Lytle Creek League of Conservators/No Child Left Indoors Canoeing at Cowan Lake State Park August 6
|(Blooming American lotus flowers at Cowan Lake)|
We will meet at Cowan Lake's Campground, parking lot "B". The campground is located at 1750 Osborn Road. A volunteer at the new Nature Center (old campground office) will direct you to our starting point. We will do a 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. session. Families are encouraged to bring a lunch and afterwards enjoy one of Clinton County's natural treasures.
Posted by Lori Williams at 7:05 AM
Thursday, July 17, 2014
A visitor to Wilmington during a previous summer -an Actias luna, or luna moth. This one obviously had a very hard, short life...
This Crecopia on the other hand has just emerged.
Join the Lytle Creek League of Conservators/No Child Left Indoors volunteers, in their ongoing mission of reconnecting children to nature, August 1 at 9:00 p.m. near the J. W. Denver Williams Memorial Park pond for a night insect discovery hike and educational program.
This adventure has to take place on a dark summer night, so be prepared with flashlights and appropriate footwear. Our nocturnal insect study will feature some of the state’s large night time Lepidoptera…..the moths. The order Lepidoptera includes all butterflies and moths. Some of our programs have featured our daytime fliers, now we want to see if we can attract and spot some of our more secretive night time ones….maybe a beautiful Cecropia or Polyphemus moth or one of the many species of sphinx’s moths. Since they are nocturnal, viewing sites will be set up after dark to attract the moths and will continue until 11 p.m.. Naturalists will be on hand to help identify what we see.
Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times. Our gathering spot will be Shelter D, just off Fife Avenue near the pond and wooden playground.
Registration is required. Please register HERE. For additional information contact Lori Williams, (937) 725-5756.
Posted by Lori Williams at 4:54 AM
Sunday, June 15, 2014
THIS PROGRAM IS FULL - The Lytle Creek League Of Conservators/No Child Left Indoors Passport to Fishing Program - July 12
The Lytle Creek League of Conservators/No Child Left Indoors volunteers, in their ongoing mission of reconnecting children to nature, are offering the Passport to Fishing program at the J. W. Denver Williams Memorial Park in cooperation with the City of Wilmington Parks and Recreation. The program will be held July 12 at 9:30 a.m. near the park pond. This program is all about fun and education and is suitable for children ages 5-14.
The program consists of four stations and includes hands-on participation and a strong conservation message. When children complete the educational portion of the program, they will receive a free rod and reel.
Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times and anyone 16 years or older must have a valid Ohio Fishing License to fish at the park pond.
Registration is required and limited and we do expect this program to fill quickly. Please register HERE. For additional information contact Lori Williams, (937) 725-5756.
Posted by Lori Williams at 4:43 AM
|Photo credit: Tyler Williams via an Iphone and Orion XT8.|
If the weather conditions do not permit viewing that evening, we will need to re-schedule the event. Lets hope for clear skies!
Consider bringing blankets you can lay on the ground and watch the night sky unfold. As you can expect, we will have "light" limitations, so be prepared to operate in the dark. This would be a great program to do some preparation with your children with books or internet sources that offer stargazing guidance.
Additional telescopes would be welcomed, as well as experienced stargazers who can help us out. If you have any questions, please call Lori Williams @ (937) 725-5756.
Registration is required HERE.
Posted by Lori Williams at 4:17 AM
Saturday, May 10, 2014
The event will take place on May 17 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at J. W. Denver Williams Memorial Park. Pre-registration is required and can be done HERE.
Posted by Lori Williams at 7:23 AM