Friday, July 27, 2012

No Child Left Indoors Prairie and Beekeeping Event

Photo of a monarch caterpillar from last year's prairie event. 
Saturday, August 4, the Lytle Creek League of Conservators/No Child left Indoors Volunteers and the Clinton County Park Board are partnering in pursuit of the goal of reconnecting kids and adults to nature and this event has something for every age. Children can explore the prairie and its butterflies, spiders, flowers, bees and prairie grasses as well as the vernal pond with its frogs and dragonflies (depending on the water level). A beekeeping presentation with begin at 10 a.m. Learn about the art and science of beekeeping from a local expert as well as the importance of pollinators.

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. The prairie is maintained by the Clinton County Park Board and the bike trail is part of the City of Wilmington Parks and Recreation system. Volunteers will be on hand 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. and participants may come anytime.

This program is free, but please register to here help us plan appropriately. This program will be re-scheduled in the event of inclement weather. For more information, call Lori Williams (937) 725-3811.
Purple coneflowers and grey-headed coneflowers are typical and striking prairie inhabitants.