FRIENDS OF CAESAR CREEK is a non-profit independent organization dedicated to preserving our natural resources through educational and historical programs and activities.  

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EVENTS 2019

Butterfly Census

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Visitor Center

Saturday, July 6th, 10:00 am – Noon

Do you like butterflies?  Would you like to learn more about these winged creatures or share your knowledge?  Please join the Caesar Creek Park Rangers for our annual count in conjunction with the North American Butterfly Association. NABA was formed to promote awareness of butterfly conservation and the benefits of butterfly gardening, observation and education.  
For more information or to register call the Visitor Center, 513-897-1050.

Nature Night!

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Visitor Center

Saturday, August 3rd, 9:00 pm to Midnight

Join Park Rangers with a fun night of bat working and mothing. No registration required.

Meteor Shower

Saturday, August 10th

Caesar Creek State Park  Beach

Watch the peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower on the beach.  Fun activities, star-gazing, a bonfire and more.
No registration required.

 

Take A Warrior Fishing Event and Ohio Free Fishing Day!

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Visitor Center

Saturday, August 24th, 7:00 am to 2:00 pm

Veterans and their families have the opportunity to join local sportsman through the sport of fishing. Veterans who register for this event will have all fishing gear supplied for them. A BBQ luncheon will also be provided for Veterans and their families. If you would like to volunteer or donate to this event contact a Park Ranger for more information! Bring your kids to the Visitor Center and borrow a fishing pole, bait your hook and fish at our Kid’s Fishing Pond!
To register call: 513-897-1050.

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Naturalist/Fossil Program for Home Schooled Children

U.S. ArmyCorps of Engineers Visitor Center

Friday, September 13th, 10:00 am to Noon

Do you home school your children?  Would you like to have them experience the same type of program that school and other groups do?  Well come on out to the Visitor Center and join in to learn about the environment, animals and fossils of Caesar Creek! (Pre-registration is required, call 513-897-1050)

Monarch Butterfly Day

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Visitor Center

Saturday, September 14th, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Take part in an international study that tracks the migration of Monarch butterfly as it journeys toward Mexico.  Help to capture, tag, record and release the butterflies to help scientists understand how these fragile insects make the remarkable journey over 2,000miles.  Please wear long pants and bring butterfly nets if you have them.  

(Pre-registration is required, call 513-897-1050)

 

Prairie Seed Collecting

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Visitor Center
Saturday, September 21st, Noon to 2:00 pm

Join the Park Rangers and learn about Ohio’s native prairie plants. Come prepared to collect prairie seeds, which will be used to restore other prairies in southwest Ohio. Wear long pants, bug repellant and sunscreen. Bring gloves and small brown paper bags if you have them. For more information call the Visitor Center, 513-897-1050. No registration required.

Owl Moon Hike

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Visitor Center

Saturday, November 2nd, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

We begin with the story, Owl Moon, which tells of a father and daughter on a winter hike in search of a Great-Horned Owl.  After the story we will go in search of Caesar Creek owl species.  In November, owls re-establish territories and prepare for nesting.  Please dress for the weather and bring a flashlight if you have one. Registration is required.  This is a Friends of Caesar Creek Program, $2 per person. To register, call the Visitor Center at 513-897-1050.

 

Banding Day

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Visitor Center

Saturday, November 9th, 8:00 am to 11:00 am

Join Park Rangers and professional bird banders as they increase research on local avian species. This is your chance to see these magnificent animals up close.  No registration required.

Audubon Christmas Bird Count

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Visitor Center

Thursday, December 19th, 6:00 am to 5:00 pm

Calling all birders!  We need your help with our 11th Annual Caesar Creek Lake / Spring Valley Marsh Christmas Bird Count.  For early risers we will look and listen for owls at 6:00 am.  We will regroup at the Visitor Center at 8:30 am, break into teams and search for waterfowl and songbirds.  We will meet at the Visitor Center at 1:00 pm for a hot lunch sponsored by the Friends of Caesar Creek. Experts and beginners are encouraged to attend.  Come out for all or part of the day.  
For more information or to register call the Visitor Center, 513-897-1050. 

 

 

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