Naturalist Programs


Friday Night Hikes – Owl Prowl
8 to 9:15 p.m. Friday, June 1 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.


Yoga in the Park*
9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturdays, beginning June 2 at Sycamore Park

We are excited to offer free yoga in the park again this summer from June to September. Adults of all levels can enjoy the sounds of nature as certified instructors from East Cincy Yoga guide students through each session and leave you feeling rejuvenated and energized. A water bottle is required. Complimentary mats will be provided on a first come, first serve basis. Reservations are NOT required but if you have any questions, please call Lori at East Cincy Yoga (513-331-9525).

*Please be sure to check Clermont County Park District’s Yoga in the Park Facebook event page for weather-related cancellations and updates.


Family Canoe Day
9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sunday, June 3 at Chilo Lock 34 Park

Get the family together and paddle down the Ohio River with your county naturalists. We’ll canoe a mile upriver to the Crooked Run estuary and keep an eye out for wildlife. Space is limited and reservations are required. Call Lead Naturalist Jana Marshall to sign up at 513-240-2615.







Friday Night Hikes – Family Campfire Night
7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, June 15 at Chilo Lock 34 Park

Join us for some evening entertainment by the fire. Learn what animals might be moving around at night and listen for them during our night hike through Crooked Run Nature Preserve. Free and open to the public.











Wildlife Wednesday – Fossil Frenzy
10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 20 at Little Miami Scenic River & Trail Center

Did you know that Cincinnati is famous for its fossils? Cincinnati’s fossils are older than the dinosaurs! Learn about the ancient animals that lived here during the Ordovician period and search for their fossils in O’Bannon Creek. Free and open to the public.









Wildlife Wednesday – Drip, Drip, Drop: Water Conservation
10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 18 at Little Miami Scenic River & Trail Center

Become a junior scientist and investigate our important natural resource – water. Learn how the water cycle works and test water quality by using different methods used by real scientists! Free and open to the public.










Friday Night Hikes – Birds and Butterflies Hike
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 27 at Shor Park

Summer is the perfect time to catch a glimpse at the beautiful array of butterfly species in Clermont County. During this moderate 1 mile hike, we will see how many different birds and butterflies we can find, while learning about their natural history and enjoying an evening at Shor Park. Free and open to the public.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail on Joe-Pye-Weed











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