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Boone County Arboretum

Learn all about butterflies and butterfly gardening at the beautiful Boone County Arboretum! Staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer horticulture and gardening questions....

Saturday, September 27th
Boone County Arboretum
9190 Camp Ernst Road
Union, KY 41091
Drop in anytime between 12:00 am - 3:00 pm.

Cincinnati Nature Center

Nothing beats the thrill of looking into the eyes of a hawk, owl or falcon! You can see these amazing birds up close as RAPTOR Inc. brings them to you live! Visit them anytime...

Saturday, September 27th
CNC's Rowe Woods
4949 Tealtown Road (513) 831-1711
Milford, OH 45150
Open house style - Drop in any time between 12:00 - 3:00 pm.

Clermont County Park District

The Clermont County Park District is once again partnering with the Clermont Soil and Water Conservation District, and the Clermont County Office of Environmental Quality as part of the...

Saturday, September 27th
Sycamore Park
4082 State Route 132
Batavia, OH 45103
9:30 - 11:30 am 12:00 - 2:00 pm

Grab a net and join us as we splash around in the river searching for aquatic insects and other critters. We'll use the bugs we catch to determine how clean the water is....

Saturday, September 27th
Sycamore Park
4082 State Route 132
Batavia, OH 45103
Drop in anytime between 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Friends of Big Bone

Tour the trails at Big Bone Lick State Historic Site, the birthplace of American Vertebrate Paleontology. Paleontologists, archaeologists, historians, and the Friends of Big Bone...

Saturday, September 27th
Big Bone Lick State Historic Site
3380 Beaver Road
Union, KY 41091
Guided tours begin approximately every 45 minutes. First tour begins at 10:00 AM, last tour begins at 3:00 p.m.

Great Parks of Hamilton County

Discover the joy and magic of outdoor play. The whole family will enjoy building outdoor homes for fairies, gnomes, insects and small animals. Families or individuals should stop...

Saturday, September 27th
Sharon Woods
11450 Lebanon Road
Sharonville, OH 45241
Drop in anytime from 1:00 - 3:00 pm.

Get outdoors on a search for wildlife in several unique habitats.

Saturday, September 27th
Woodland Mound, Seasongood Nature Center
8250 Old Kellogg Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45255
Hike starts at 2:00 PM and ends around 3:00 PM

You will learn how to identify at least 20 trees during this nature hike! Anyone is welcome from students with projects to tree hobbyists to general nature lovers.

Hikers...

Saturday, September 27th
3455 Poole Road (513) 385-4811
Cincinnati, OH 45251
Hikes start at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm.

Discover the joy and magic of outdoor play. The whole family will enjoy building outdoor homes for fairies, gnomes, insects and small animals. Families or individuals should stop...

Sunday, September 28th
Sharon Woods
11450 Lebanon Road
Sharonville, OH 45241
Drop in anytime from 1:00 - 3:00 pm.

Join the naturalist for this hike and explore the changes of fall. Take in the sights and sounds of it all and see what we can find along our journey.
Meet at Seasongood...

Sunday, September 28th
Woodland Mound, Seasongood Nature Center
8250 Old Kellogg Road
Cincinnati, OH 45255
Hike starts at 2:00 PM and ends approximately at 3:00 PM.

You will learn how to identify at least 20 trees during this nature hike! Anyone is welcome from students with projects to tree hobbyists to general nature lovers.

Hikers...

Sunday, September 28th
3455 Poole Road (513) 385-4811
Cincinnati, OH 45251
Hikes start at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm.

Greenacres Foundation

Come make a fish print and learn about the ancient practice called "Gyotaku" (fish rubbing). Fish printing originated in Japan or China in the early 1800s to preserve...

Saturday, September 27th
Izaak Walton League Lodge - Cincinnati Chapter
544 Branch Hill-Loveland Rd
Loveland, OH 45140
Open House style, drop in any time between 1:00 - 3:00 pm.

Come learn about fly fishing! Buckeye United Fly Fishers (BUFF) members will teach you how to tie a simple lure and cast using a fly fishing rod and reel into a target hoop. BUFF...

Saturday, September 27th
Izaak Walton League Lodge - Cincinnati Chapter
544 Branch Hill-Loveland Rd
Loveland, OH 45140
Stop by between 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.

We'll use equipment the pros use to see how healthy the water is in the Little Miami River and learn about Greenacres Saturday Stream Snapshot Citizen Monitoring Program....

Saturday, September 27th
Izaak Walton League Lodge - Cincinnati Chapter
544 Branch Hill-Loveland Rd
Loveland, OH 45140
Open House style: Drop in any time between 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.

Izaak Walton League

This is a basic introduction to canoeing. Participants will learn all you will need for a safe canoeing trip including how to select the proper equipment, how to maneuver the...

Saturday, September 27th
544 Branch Hill-Loveland Rd
Loveland, OH 45140
Multiple times throughout day Session 1: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Session 2: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Ever wanted to try your hand at archery? Ever wanted to try your hand at archery? Instructors will show you the proper way to load and shoot arrows at a stationary target....

Saturday, September 27th
544 Branch Hill-Loveland Rd
Loveland, OH 45140
Open House style: drop in any time between 12:00 - 3:00 pm.

Ever wanted to try your hand at sports shooting? This basic introduction session is for beginners with minimal gun handling experience who may be interested in taking a rifle...

Saturday, September 27th
544 Branch Hill-Loveland Rd
Loveland, OH 45140
Open House Style: drop in any time between 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.

MetroParks of Butler County

Walking in the natural world is good for your body, mind and spirit. Earlier this year there was a controlled burn at the meadow. Let's investigate and discover the...

Saturday, September 27th
Forest Run MetroPark Wildlife Preserve Area
1810 New London Rd
Hamilton, OH 45013
Hike starts at 10:00 AM and ends around 11:30 AM.

Ohio Department of Natural Resources

This is an introductory course to Kayaking for students 12 years old and older. Students will be able to sign up for a timeslot at the Izaak Walton League on the day of the...

Saturday, September 27th
Izaak Walton League Lodge - Cincinnati Chapter
544 Branch Hill-Loveland Rd
Loveland, OH 45140
There are Three Times throughout the day: 8 paddlers per time slot: 10:00 - 11:00 am 12:00 - 1:00 pm 2:00 - 3:00 pm Come early to reserve your spot! Reservations are taken early on Saturday morning.

Learn from a State Watercraft Officer how to properly throw a throwbag to rescue a drowning victim!

Directions: Take Exit 52 off I-275 onto Loveland-...

Saturday, September 27th
Izaak Walton League Lodge - Cincinnati Chapter
544 Branch Hill-Loveland Rd
Loveland, OH 45140
Open House style: Drop in any time from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.

Catch and identify critters found in rivers and streams and learn how these critters are used to determine the health of a river. Actual sampling will take place in the Little...

Saturday, September 27th
Izaak Walton League Lodge - Cincinnati Chapter
544 Branch Hill-Loveland Rd
Loveland, OH 45140
This is an open house style event from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.

ODNR Division of Watercraft will have a patrol vessel on site. Feel free to climb on board and take a tour!

Directions: Take Exit 52 off I-275 onto...

Saturday, September 27th
Izaak Walton League Lodge - Cincinnati Chapter
544 Branch Hill-Loveland Rd
Loveland, OH 45140
Open House style: drop in any time between 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.

Oxbow Inc.

Join your guides in the Wetland to watch herons gather and get ready for there night roost. A beaver may...

Saturday, September 27th
Oxbow, Inc
17000 Main Street
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025
Starts at 5:30 pm and finishes by 7:30 pm.

Join your guides in the Wetland to watch herons gather and get ready for there night roost. A beaver may wander by as sunset approaches. A Bald Eagle may fly over looking for a...

Sunday, September 28th
Oxbow, Inc
17000 Main Street
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025
Hike starts at 5:30 pm and finishes by 7:30 pm.

The Land Conservancy of Hamilton County

Experience life on a working farm and discover the way food connects us to soil, sun, water and each other. We will lead you to discover how vegetables, herbs and flowers are...

Saturday, September 27th
Turner Farm
7400 Given Road
Indian Hill, OH 45243
Hour-long tour by hay wagon begins promptly at 1:00 PM

Western Wildlife Corridor

For this annual fall event, Western Wildlife Corridor offers two hikes where you can learn about the plants and animals living on Bender Mountain. Both offer hikes through...

Saturday, September 27th
Bender Mountain
6480 Bender Road
Cincinnati, OH 45238
9:30 am - 12:00 pm.

YMCA Camp Ernst

Camp Ernst is a residential summer camp where happy campers get a chance to ride horses, go boating, try out our zip line, airwalk, climbing wall and...

Sunday, September 28th
7615 Camp Ernst Road
Burlington, KY 41005
Drop in any time between 1:00 - 3:00 pm.

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