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January 15, 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Ernie Miller Nature Center
Winter is a wonderful time for bird watching. Chickadees, woodpeckers, juncos, cardinals, and more can be seen busily eating at the feeders to warm their little bodies. Enjoy the comfy Wildlife Viewing Room at Ernie Miller Nature Center every Tuesday in January and February to sit, drink free coffee, and visit while watching our feathered friends. For more information call (913) 826-2800.
January 15, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Ernie Miller Nature Center
Discover the fun in making organic fertilizer inside your home with vermiculture! Make your own worm bin, complete with a half-pound of worms to take home. You will learn how to care for your worms, troubleshoot problems, and how to make worm tea. For more information call Outdoor Education Specialist Andrea Joslin at (913) 826-2806. One worm bin per paid registrant. Registration deadline: January 9.
December 26, 2018 - January 31, 2019
Collection sites are: the parking lot at The Theatre in the Park in Shawnee Mission Park, with a separate entrance at 7710 Renner Road, Shawnee; the Heritage Park Marina parking lot, 16050 Pflumm Road, Olathe; the north side of the parking lot at the marina at Kill Creek Park, 11670 Homestead Lane, Olathe; and new this year, Big Bull Creek Park, 20425 Sunflower Road, Edgerton.
Trees will be collected during regular winter park hours, which are 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., except at Shawnee Mission Park, which opens at 6 a.m. in the winter.
No yard waste will be accepted - only Christmas trees. Wrappers should be removed from the discarded trees as well as any remaining decorations; particularly "icicles" and decorations made from mylar, shiny plastic, or aluminum.
There is no charge for the disposal of trees and this program is open to anyone regardless of residency. For additional information, call Visitor Services at the JCPRD Administration Building in SMP at (913) 888-4713.