A big sign that weather is warming up is the increase in bird activity, from raptors to robins. Here are some free opportunities where you can get out and experience our fine feathered friends for yourself.
Birds of Prey, Sun 3/4, 1 p.m. at Miami Whitewater Forest/Visitor Center
Explore raptors during this live animal program.
Heron Rockery Viewing Weekend, Sat 3/17 & Sun 3/18, 1-4 p.m. at Winton Woods/Winton Centre
Stop by Winton Centre for written directions to a great blue heron viewing spot. Spotting scopes will be provided.
Birding 101, Sat 4/21, 1 p.m. at Woodland Mound/Seasongood Nature Center
This base- level birding program will graduate attendees to the ranks of beginning birders.
Up With the Birds Walk, Sat 5/5, 7 a.m. at Sharon Woods/Harbor Parking Lot
Rise and shine for a hike around Sharon Lake to see feathery friends. Bring binoculars! For ages 8 and up.
Birdy Scavenger Hunt, Sun 5/6, 1-3 p.m. at Woodland Mound/Seasongood Nature Center
Pick up a scavenger hunt sheet, search for birds and return findings for a prize.
Bird Behavior Hike, Sun 5/20, 9 a.m. at Woodland Mound/Seasongood Nature Center
Go in search of birds exhibiting their different habits for survival.
A valid motor vehicle permit is required to enter the parks ($10 annual, $3 daily for Hamilton County residents). Learn more at 513-521-7275 or visit greatparks.org.