Naturalist Programs


Going Batty for Bats
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, Hartman Log Cabin

Join us for an exciting evening of learning about these fantastic winged creatures. Learn what’s happening in their world and why they’re so important. Take a short stroll with us on the Hartman trail to look for bats on the move during their favorite time of day. We’ll even get to meet a local animal ambassador. This program is free and open to the public.


Halloween Storytelling and Night Hike
7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, Chilo Lock 34 Park

Join the Dreamweavers and your local naturalists to find out what goes bump in the night on a guided night hike, then relax by the fire as we share spooky-fun stories. This program is free. RSVP to Naturalist Alyssa Rooks at 513-876-9013 or


Pop-Up Naturalist Series – Fossil Frenzy
9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, Sycamore Park

Cincinnati’s fossils are famous and older than the dinosaurs. Learn the names of our Ordovician fossils and join us as we search for them in the East Fork Little Miami River. This program is free and open to the public.


Wildlife Wednesday – TREEmendous Trees
10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, Little Miami Scenic River & Trail Center

Join us in Loveland to learn how trees adapt to seasonal changes and support our local wildlife. Enjoy the fresh air and scenery as we identify trees on a colorful, guided hike. This program is free and open to the public.


Sunset Paddle
5:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, Chilo Lock 34 Park

Enjoy a relaxing evening on the water with the Clermont County Park District. We will meet at 5:30 p.m. near the boat ramp at Chilo Lock 34 Park before our trip. Then we’ll paddle up the Ohio River and into Crooked Run Nature Preserve guided by your local naturalist.

An RSVP is required. Canoe space is limited, but you are welcome to bring your own canoe or kayak. For questions, or to sign up, email This is a free program.


Hikes with Tykes – Fall Colors
9 to 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, Shor Park

Bring your tykes out to Shor Park where we’ll admire the changing colors of the leaves and other changes in nature. We’ll talk about other colors in nature and make a fun fall craft. This program is free and open to the public.


Holiday Craft Workshop
6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, Hartman Log Cabin

Get in the holiday spirit with an evening of DIY crafts and refreshments! This program is free and open to adults. Space is limited, so please RSVP to 513-876-9013 or


Pop-Up Naturalist Series – Native Cultures and Traditions
9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, Hartman Log Cabin

Join us at the historic Hartman Log Cabin as we learn about the different practices and traditions of Ohio’s woodland Indian tribes. We will learn through activities, demonstrations, and a short guided hike. This program is free and open to the public.


Winter Lecture Series – From Farm to Table
6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, Pattison Park Lodge

Winter lectures are back for a second season. This series is a great opportunity to learn the ins and outs of different interesting topics each month. This month’s topic is all about options for living off your land, how to get started and the importance of homesteading and supporting local farmers markets. This program is free and open to the public.


Stargazing at Shor
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, Shor Park

Meet us at Shor Park for an evening under the stars. We’ll take a short walk around the park, look for constellations, and learn more about these giant balls of gas. This program is free and open to the public.