Second-gen cousins enjoy Big Backyard


Submitted photos A quartet of cousins began a second-generation of Greene County families participating in Greene County Parks & Trails’ (GCP&T) Big Backyard program at the Narrows Reserve Nature Center. The father of one of the young nature explorers also attended the program when he was a child. Here, GCP&T Intermittent Naturalist Jared Merriman reads a story about hibernating animals. The next session of Big Backyard will be held 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. or 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, at Narrows and will focus on making maple syrup.


A program participant selects a sunflower to hide within the Narrows Reserve Nature Center.


Leading a hike to showcase places where wildlife could shelter in the winter, GCP&T Intermittent Naturalist Jared Merriman points out a tree cavity that would make a warm place for a wildlife home.


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A quartet of cousins began a second-generation of Greene County families participating in Greene County Parks & Trails’ (GCP&T) Big Backyard program at the Narrows Reserve Nature Center. The father of one of the young nature explorers also attended the program when he was a child. Here, GCP&T Intermittent Naturalist Jared Merriman reads a story about hibernating animals. The next session of Big Backyard will be held 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. or 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, at Narrows and will focus on making maple syrup.

A program participant selects a sunflower to hide within the Narrows Reserve Nature Center.

Leading a hike to showcase places where wildlife could shelter in the winter, GCP&T Intermittent Naturalist Jared Merriman points out a tree cavity that would make a warm place for a wildlife home.

Submitted photos A quartet of cousins began a second-generation of Greene County families participating in Greene County Parks & Trails’ (GCP&T) Big Backyard program at the Narrows Reserve Nature Center. The father of one of the young nature explorers also attended the program when he was a child. Here, GCP&T Intermittent Naturalist Jared Merriman reads a story about hibernating animals. The next session of Big Backyard will be held 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. or 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, at Narrows and will focus on making maple syrup.
http://xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/web1_StoryTime.jpgSubmitted photos A quartet of cousins began a second-generation of Greene County families participating in Greene County Parks & Trails’ (GCP&T) Big Backyard program at the Narrows Reserve Nature Center. The father of one of the young nature explorers also attended the program when he was a child. Here, GCP&T Intermittent Naturalist Jared Merriman reads a story about hibernating animals. The next session of Big Backyard will be held 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. or 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, at Narrows and will focus on making maple syrup.

A program participant selects a sunflower to hide within the Narrows Reserve Nature Center.
http://xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/web1_GirlFlower.jpgA program participant selects a sunflower to hide within the Narrows Reserve Nature Center.

Leading a hike to showcase places where wildlife could shelter in the winter, GCP&T Intermittent Naturalist Jared Merriman points out a tree cavity that would make a warm place for a wildlife home.
http://xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/web1_HikeGroup.jpgLeading a hike to showcase places where wildlife could shelter in the winter, GCP&T Intermittent Naturalist Jared Merriman points out a tree cavity that would make a warm place for a wildlife home.
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