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Sunday Family Series begins Jan. 8 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
POSTED: 12/14/2016
Bring the family to the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Nature Center in January for Sunday Afternoon Nature Programs. Presentations begin at 2 p.m., last about 45 minutes, and are designed for all ages. A charge of $3 per person, payable at the site, helps cover the cost of the programs; children under two are free.

January presentations will include:
  • Janaury 8 - Whose Scat is That?: Ever stepped in smelly scat from an animal and thought, “Yuck, whose poop is that?” Yes, I said poop. If you want to be scientific, call it scat. All scat tells a story; unlock the hidden secrets of an animal’s life. Learn to identify our local critters by their scat and tracks. See live animals that make the nature center their home.

  • January 15 - Birds of Prey: By day or night, out of the sky flies a rodent’s nightmare, the birds of prey. Join our interpretive staff as they show why rodents fear these great birds. Using live birds, participants will see up close examples of these magnificent raptors and their special adaptations.

  • January 22 - Being Bold in the Cold: Take a different look at some of the not-so-glamorous animals found in our park such as spiders, snakes, and skunks. These critters may not be loveable to all, but learn why they are important to our lifestyles and environment. Live snakes and spiders will be displayed.

  • January 29 - Kansas Symbols: Celebrate Kansas’ Statehood Day, January 29! Can you name the Kansas Symbols? See some of the natural symbols live and in person, including live animals.

    The Sunday Family series will continue in February with the following presentations: Feb. 5, Predators on the Prowl; Feb. 12, Snakes Alive; Feb. 19, Nature Photography Fun; and Feb. 26, Wildlife Webs.

    The Ernie Miller Nature Center is owned and operated by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District and is located at 909 N. Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe.

    To find these programs in the JCPRD’s Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under fun for all and then under special events. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keywords “nature programs.” For more information on the Sunday Nature Programs, call (913) 764-7759.

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