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Summer programs continue at Jefferson County Park

Jul 18, 2018

Jefferson County Conservation is offering several upcoming summer programs, including a National Moth Week activity, at Jefferson County Park.

“Insect Road Show” is set at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Jefferson County Park Nature Center. The program is geared for adults. Anyone who has an unknown insect in the garden can scoop it up in a jar and have entomologist Moni Hayne identify it and explain its role in the backyard habitat. No registration is necessary.

“Night Owls for 1st & 2nd Graders” is planned 8-10 p.m. Monday at the Jefferson County Park Nature Center. The program is an introduction to nature at night for students going into first and second grades. The fee is $10, $5 if accompanied by an adult. Registration in advance is required by calling 472-4421 or emailing Jefferson County Naturalist Therese Cummiskey at therese@jeffersoncountyconservation.com.

“Prairie Stroll” is planned at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday starting with a prairie insect presentation indoors at the nature center and then heading out to the nearby prairie. Hayne and prairie enthusiast M.J. Hatfield will talk about the insects and plants that are a vital part of the prairie The program is geared to adults. It is free and requires no registration.

“Moth Night” is being offered at 10 p.m. and again at 11:30 p.m. July 25 beginning in the nature center. Learn about the beauty and diversity of moths from Hayne, who will be joined by Hatfield. “You don’t have to have kids to participate, but all kids must be accompanied by an adult,” said Cummiskey. The program is in recognition of National Moth Month. No fee or registration is required.

“Archery Basics” for youth going into fifth-grade or above is set from 6-8 p.m. July 26. Naturalist Brittney Tiller will teach the basics of shooting with a bow and arrow in the outdoor skills camp. Registration in advance is required by calling 472-4421 or emailing therese@jeffersoncountyconservation.com. The fee is $10.

Jefferson County Conservation has more programs planned throughout the summer. To see details, read the Naturally Speaking newsletter on the Jefferson County Conservation website at www.jeffersoncountysonservation.com under the “What’s New & Edu. Programs” tab.

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