Last month of Project FeederWatch

GREENVILLE — Calling all birders! Join Darke County Park District, and participate in the last month of Project FeederWatch, every Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. through March 30.

This is a unique ‘Citizen Science’ program organized by Cornell University which studies winter bird populations. Observations from here in Darke County may be used in scientific journals and shared with ornithologists and bird lovers nationwide.

“No matter your birding level, beginner or expert, we need your help,” said a spokesperson.

Bird watchers will gather inside the Nature Center at Shawnee Prairie Preserve, 4267 State Route 502 West, and count the birds that visit the bird-feeding station. Drop in anytime on Tuesday or Wednesday from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. to help with the project. There will be warm drinks and goodies available for those enjoying nature from the comfort of an armchair on a chilly early spring day.

For more information on Project FeederWatch or if you have any questions about any of the many other programs offered by the Darke County Park District, call the Nature Center at 937- 548-0165.

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Staff report