Thursday, July 22, 2010

Clinton County Park Board and Lytle Creek League of Conservators Sponsor Lytle Creek Prairie Event Saturday, July 31st

The Lytle Creek League of Conservators and the Clinton County Park Board are partnering in pursuit of the goal of reconnecting kids and adults to nature with a free event at the Lytle Creek Prairie. The prairie is located next to the Wilmington College Hazard Arboretum, along the 4-C Bicentennial Trail just off Elm Street in Wilmington.

This event has something for every age. Children can explore the prairie and its butterflies, spiders, flowers, and prairie grasses as well as the amphibian pond with its frogs, tadpoles and dragonflies. Each registered child will receive outdoor chalk and be encouraged to share their prairie and pond discoveries on the bike trail surface.

Adults will have an opportunity to enjoy a cup of coffee and see native prairie plants in this four-acre restored prairie along the Lytle Creek Greenway and 4-C Bicentennial Trail. Local naturalist and County Park Board member, Bob Thobaben, will be on hand to answer questions.

The event will be from 8:30 to 11:00 a.m. and participants may come anytime. This program is free, but please register to help us plan appropriately. This program will be re-scheduled in the event of inclement weather.

For additional information, call Lori Williams 725-3811 or register online.