Winter Activities

When the weather turns cold in Hardin County, the fun is just beginning! 

Explore the views and solitude of the trails provided for you at one of our many parks!

Is the snow piling up? No worries, visit Calkins Nature Area to check out a pair of cross-country skis.


  1. Conservation Calendar

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  1. Sat Mar. 20

    Socially Distanced Lunch and Learn: All About Otters Bring your lunch to the park, take a seat, and learn about some unique wildlife with Calkins’ Nature Area staff members. The first weekend we will be discussing the unique characteristics of otters, the habitats they call home, and why they are an important species for our aquatic ecosystems.
  2. Sat Mar. 27

    Socially Distanced Lunch and Learn: Foxes and Coyotes Bring your lunch to the park, take a seat, and learn about some unique wildlife with Calkins’ Nature Area staff members. This program will be all about foxes and coyotes. Foxes and coyotes are most active throughout the spring because it is their breeding season. Learn about the behavior of our wild canines, some of the key features that make foxes and coyotes different, and how we utilize predator hunting and trapping to control the booming populations of these sly predators.
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Just strap on your boots or snowshoes and explore the beauty of winter. You just may spot a white-tailed deer or wild turkey scratching through the snow to find a meal or watch the dark-eyed juncos hopping stem-to-stem across the prairie, stripping seeds off the dried prairie grasses.

WinterMorning

On very cold mornings, you may spot a sun dog, like the one shown below. These are expectionally bright and are accompanied by a vertical sun pillar, parhelic circle (the horizontal line), the 22 degree halo and a circumzenithal arc.

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