HOCKING HILLS STATE PARK - March 2019

 

Sunday March 3
10:00 AM THE WONDERS of OLD MAN’S CAVE - Meet the naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin for a short hike and discover some facts about the history of the area and the rock formations that are found throughout the park.

Thursday March 14
6:00 PM WOODCOCK WATCH – Join the naturalist at the Rt 374 Cedar Falls upper parking area to witness one of the most elaborate bird courtship displays in Ohio.  Please keep in mind that these birds are weather dependent and will not perform in bad weather.

Friday March 15
10:00 AM “RIDGETOPS & HOLLERS” – Ever wonder about the difference between a ridgetop and a ‘holler’?  Join the naturalist at Ash Cave parking area to find out.

Saturday March 16
10:00 AM CONKLE’S CREEP – Conkle’s Hollow state nature preserve is one of the most unique locations in the Hocking Hills.  Join the naturalist for a short hike to find out why.  Meet in the parking area. No pets allowed in the nature preserve please
2:00 PM REPTILES- They say there are no snakes in Ireland.  Their loss, because we have plenty; along with some turtles and lizards…. Come to the naturalist cabin to learn about a few of the reptiles that make the Hocking Hills home.

Sunday March 17
9:00 AM WHISPERING CAVE St. Patrick’s HIKE- Meet the naturalist at the trailhead located by the cabin/lodge area for a moderately strenuously hike to the second largest recess cave in the park!

Friday March 22
7:00 PM HISTORIC LANTERN TOUR of ASH CAVE- The mystery of Ash Cave is special as far back as the last Ice Age and beyond.  Join the naturalist in the parking lot area to explore Ash Cave by lantern light and learn this special history first hand.  We supply the lights…you supply the imagination. (Please no pets at the lantern tour)

Saturday March 23
10:00 AM SCALAWAGS & RENEGADES - The Ohio Frontier was full of heroes and shady characters.  Meet at the Shelter House at the Rock House to hike and explore our local history.
2:00PM– BIRDS, BIRDS, & MORE BIRDS: Come down to the Naturalist Cabin located by the A -Frame Bridge.

Sunday March 24
10:00AM ASH CAVE HIKE-Join the Naturalist at the Ash Cave parking lot for a nice leisurely hike into Ash Cave to learn about some of the local history and geology of the area.

Friday March 29
10:00 AM CEDAR FALLS STROLL - Join the naturalist to explore Cedar Falls and discover the unique natural & cultural history of this area of the park.

Saturday March 30
10:00 AM THE WONDERS of OLD MAN’S CAVE - Meet the naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin for a short hike and discover some facts about the history of the area and the rock formations that are found throughout the park.
2:00 PM HOCKING’S BIRDS OF PREY - Join the naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin for a closer look at Sunday March 31
1:00 PM SKINS & SKULLS – Meet the naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin to see what critters make the Hocking Hills home.