Naturalist Programs


Pop-Up Naturalist Series – Wildflower Walk – CANCELLED
10 to 11 a.m. Sunday, March 25, at Sycamore Park

Join us as we keep an eye out for emerging spring wildflowers. These plants are a special treat because they only bloom for a short time every spring. Learn how to identify these plants and what makes them unique. Free and open to the public.


Nest Fest 2018
10 to 12 p.m. Saturday, April 7 at Sycamore Park

Join us for some spring-themed fun! Learn how to identify bird eggs and nests. Use your “owl eyes” for our egg hunt, and meet birds of prey up close with our friends from RAPTOR, Inc! Free and open to the public.


Friday Night Hikes!
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 13 at Shor Park

Spring evenings tend to be teeming with life from our noisy amphibian friends. Join us for a hike around the wetlands of Shor Park as we look and listen for frogs, toads, and whatever else we can find! Free and open to the public.


Wildlife Wednesdays – Helpful Habits
10 to 11 a.m. April 18 at Little Miami Scenic River & Trail Center

It’s easy being green! Naturalists will demonstrate simple ways to reduce your carbon footprint. Children and adults of all ages will learn about the impacts that affect our planet and the changes in our daily habits that will make all the difference! Free and open to the public.


Pop-up Naturalist Series – CCPD Production of The Lorax
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 20 at Pattison Park Lodge

You are invited to our pre-Earth Day celebration. Families will enjoy a live performance of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, as well as snacks, hands-on activities and much more. Don’t miss out on all the fun and laughter. Free and open to the public.


Spring Litter Clean-up
9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, April 21 around Clermont County

The Spring Litter Clean-Up is an annual volunteer event held in many communities across Clermont County and the East Fork Little Miami River Watershed. Volunteers can enjoy the outdoors and do their part to clean up their local parks, streams, and lakes. Visit for more information and to sign up at a clean up site.



Pop-Up Naturalist Series – Composting 101
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10 at Hartman Log Cabin

Composting is good for your garden and for our planet! Join your county naturalists to learn about the importance of composting
and how to get started. Free and open to the public.


Matt Maupin Memorial Fishing Derby for Kids
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 12 at Pattison Park Lakeside

Join the East Fork Bass Anglers and Clermont County Park District for a kids (ages 15 and under) fishing derby! Prizes will be awarded in three age categories for biggest fish, smallest fish, and the most weight. Prizes are also awarded for a casting contest. Fishing equipment and bait provided on first come first served basis. Registration begins at 10 a.m. Free and open to the public.


Wildlife Wednesday – Nature Babies
10 to 11 a.m. May 16 at Little Miami Scenic River & Trail Center

Have you ever wondered what a baby opossum is called? Or how wildlife young survive the big, brave world? Find all the answers during our Nature Babies program and meet our live education ambassadors. We’ll have some hands-on learning activities and a make and take craft for your little ones! Free and open to the public.


Friday Night Hikes – Owl Prowl
8 to 9:15 p.m. Friday, May 18 at Sycamore Park

Don’t miss our second hike of this series. Sycamore Park is just teeming with wildlife but many are snoozing and hiding out during the day. Be a “night owl” with Clermont County Park District’s Naturalists as we explore the forest at night in search of our feathered friends! Free and open to the public.


Wild Edibles Luncheon
11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, May 19 at Hartman Log Cabin

Learn about the plants you can eat in your own backyard and fill up on some prepared wild edibles during our delicious luncheon. Program cost is $6 per person. To register, call 513-876-9013 or email Naturalist Alyssa Rooks at


Please contact Lead Naturalist Jana Marshall—Westhoven at 513-240-2615 for information on Park District Naturalist Programs.