The Explorer Magazine Summer 2021 - Page 4

For additional information and to register online , visit www . HendricksCountyParks . org

2021 SUMMER PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Directions to McCloud Nature Park , W . S . Gibbs Memorial Park , and the Vandalia Trail can be found on page 3 .
For additional information and to register online , visit www . HendricksCountyParks . org
HUMMINGBIRD SWING Saturday , May 8 • 2 p . m . McCloud Nature Park
Twist wire , wood , and beads together to create a cute little perch for a cute little hummingbird to rest on . We ’ ll provide all the materials and tools needed , but feel free to bring your own wire-working tools if you ’ d like . If you ’ ve already got hummingbirds visiting your feeder , they will use a swing !
RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 6 THROUGH ADULT . CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 16 MUST ATTEND WITH A PARENT OR GUARDIAN WHO IS ABLE TO REMAIN AT THE PROGRAM . FEE : $ 8 / PROJECT ( UP TO 2 PEOPLE PER PROJECT ) ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED BY MAY 4 . APPROXIMATION PROGRAM DURATION : 1 HOUR
WILDFLOWER WANDER Saturday , May 1 • 2 p . m . McCloud Nature Park
Search the trails with a naturalist for the surest sign of spring : blooming wildflowers ! These short-lived spring ephemerals leaf out , bloom , and go to seed quickly , so spot them while you can ! Wear comfortable walking shoes or hiking boots . Feel free to bring your own wildflower field guide or borrow one of ours .
HIKING TERRAIN INFO : EASY TO MODERATE DIFFICULTY , GRAVEL AND NATURAL SURFACES , UP TO 2 MILES . RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 8 THROUGH ADULT . CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 16 MUST ATTEND WITH A PARENT OR GUARDIAN WHO IS ABLE TO WALK THE TRAIL . FREE TO ATTEND NO ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED APPROXIMATE PROGRAM DURATION : 2 HOURS
GUEST SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT Saturday , May 15 • 2 p . m . McCloud Nature Park
We bring in a variety of expert guest speakers throughout the year to discuss various nature-related topics ! Mark the dates on your calendar and then keep an eye on HendricksCountyParks . org and our Facebook page as the dates approach to learn which guest speakers and what topics will be featured each month throughout the year .
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