Nature Programming

airfield 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: Winter Tree ID
Saturday, Dec. 17
Harbin Park - Meet at Overlook Shelter
10:30 a.m. – Noon

FREE and open to all ages! Pre-registration is recommended by calling 513-867-5348. Walk ups welcome.  
Winter means no leaves! So how do we identify trees? Why, bark, branching, and buds of course! Join in on this hike to learn how to identify common trees during the winter months. It can be a tricky business! Please dress for the weather.


Let's Go Hiking: Winter Wanderer
Saturday, Jan. 21
Harbin Park - Meet at Overlook Shelter
10:30 a.m. – Noon

FREE and open to all ages! Pre-registration is recommended by calling 513-867-5348. Walk ups welcome.  
Winter is wonderful! While January may be snowy and cold, there are so many neat and interesting things to see during a hike in the wintertime. Though trees may be dormant over the winter, the woods are still very much alive! Let’s go on a hike to see what we can find. Please be prepared and dress for the weather.


Let's Go Hiking: Tracks, Scats & Signs
Saturday, Feb. 18
Harbin Park - Meet at Overlook Shelter
10:30 a.m. – Noon

FREE and open to all ages! Pre-registration is recommended by calling 513-867-5348. Walk ups welcome.  
Animals always leave trails of where they’ve been, but humans can only sometimes see them. Let’s go on a hike to explore Harbin Park and see what animals have been trekking about in the snow and mud, leaving tracks and other signs of their adventures. Please be prepared and dress for the weather.