4th Annual Nature Day
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Clay County Fairgrounds
9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (rain or shine)
Activities, Displays, Speakers and Workshops Include:
Magic Gardener at noon
Raptor Program: Birds of Prey at 11 a.m.
Stream Sampling and Testing Forestry
Invasive Plants Hiking Trail
Edible and Medicinal Plants Herbs
Exercise and Nutrition Geocaching
Scouting and Camping Campfire Cooking
- Butterfly Gardening Monarchs
Archery ATV Safety
Birds and Bird Watching State Parks
Answers to Lawn & Garden Problems
Come enjoy a fun and educational morning at the Clay County Fairgrounds! Activities will feature nature crafts, bird house building and s’mores. Visit with hawks and owls at the raptor program at 11 a.m. At noon, there will be a presentation by the Magic Gardener. For all the gardeners out there, there will be information on butterfly gardening, invasive plants, edible and medicinal plants, as well as, answers to your lawn and garden questions. You will be able to learn about forestry and water quality at the stream sampling and testing. Children will be able to catch ’critters’ in the creek at the 10 a.m. ‘Creek Stomp’. Explorers will be able to hike the trail or try their hand at geocaching. There will also be information on fitness and exercise. All activities are free and open to everyone. There is even a drawing for prizes for those who attend. We hope to see everyone at the Nature Day!
The Photography Contest will be held again this year. There will be a division for Youth and Adults so start taking pictures. Theme for the contest is Out My Backdoor. Entries are due Friday, September 7th to the Purdue Extension Office. Photos need to be framed for hanging or salon mounted. Contact the Extension office for more information at 812-448-9041.