Nature Programming

Fairfield Parks & Recreation has partnered with MetroParks of Butler County to offer a variety of nature programming throughout the year, at no cost! While several of the programs are free, registration is required by calling 513-867-5348 or stopping by our offices in the Fairfield Community Arts Center at 411 Wessel Dr. in Fairfield. 

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LET'S GO HIKING!

FALL FOLIAGE
Saturday, Oct. 16 at Harbin Park, meet at the overlook shelter
10:30 a.m. – Noon

FREE and open to all ages! 
Pre-registration is recommended by calling 513-867-5348.
As the weather cools and the days get shorter, the trees begin to change too. In preparation for winter, leaves change colors to beautiful reds, oranges, yellow, and even purples! Let’s go on a hike to view these wonderful seasonal changes.

Winter Tree ID
Saturday, Nov. 20 at Harbin Park, meet at the overlook shelter
10:30 a.m. – Noon

FREE and open to all ages! 
Pre-registration is recommended by calling 513-867-5348.
Trees sure look different come wintertime! How can we figure out what species of tree it is while the leaves are gone? Let’s go hiking to identify trees in the winter, using other parts of the tree such as the bark, buds, and branches.

Migrate, Hibernate or Tolerate
Saturday, Dec. 18 at Harbin Park, meet at the overlook shelter
10:30 a.m. – Noon

FREE and open to all ages! 
Pre-registration is recommended by calling 513-867-5348.
Different animals have many unique survival tactics in order to survive Ohio’s winters. Some leave for warmer weather, some sleep through it, and others grin and “bear” it. Let’s go on a hike to learn about these animals. How would you prefer to spend the winter?


NATURE PROGRAMMING

AUTUMN NIGHT SKIES
Friday, Oct. 22 from 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Harbin Park, meet at the overlook shelter

FREE and open to all ages!
Registration is recommended by calling 513-867-5348. 
The moon on this night will be in the Waning Gibbous phase, as we come off October’s full moon. At 97% visibility, this is still a tremendously bright moon! Join in for fun night-time activities as we learn what the world is like when the sun goes down.