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Get To Know Backyard Birds

10 Feb , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

This Saturday brings the Family Friendly Bird Day presented by the Richland County Park District.

This event will be a virtual one, with videos being premiered throughout the day. All present various aspects of backyard birding for the whole family, and will be presented on the following schedule:

9 AM – Identifying Winter Birds with Jason Larson

10 AM- Bird in the Hand with Steve McKee

11 AM- Feeding Birds (including fun activities for DIY bird feeders) with Jason Larson

1 PM- Bird Q&A with Jason Larson and Amanda Kriner on Zoom More…

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Friends Group Announces Name Change; Launches New Website

27 Dec , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

A local not for profit support group has changed its name to more closely match its mission, while unveiling a new website to more clearly tell that story.

This past week, the Friends of Gorman Nature Center announced its new name, Friends of the Richland County Park District on social media. The change was effective December 7.

According to the announcement, “The Friends provides volunteer assistance, along with the coordination and financial support for programs and events that take place at all areas covered by the Richland County Park District. More…

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Gorman Nature Center Goes To The Dogs

25 Sep , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

Fall is a great time for exercise. Temperatures decrease, the foliage provides a wonderful backdrop, and there’s time to shed a few extra pounds before winter steps in.

One great place to do so is Mansfield’s Gorman Nature Center.

And while you’re at it — why not take your four legged animal with you? Gorman loves dog hikers, and has published a new video to provide some advice. More…

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Park District Celebrates 25 Years Of The B&O Trail

13 Sep , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

The Richland County Park District is in the mood to celebrate.

It was 25 years ago on October 7 that the Richland B&O Trail began its existence and welcomed its first bikers, walkers, and joggers. To celebrate, the District is inviting you to do three things according to a recent social media post.

First, you are invited to watch a virtual tour of the Trail produced by the District and Matt Drones On; that video can be viewed here. More…

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Park District Offering Pair Of Saturday Opportunities

10 Jul , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse; Richland County Park District

This Saturday, the Richland County Park District will be offering two opportunities to get to know the outdoors.

First, Naturalist Kyle Bailey will be hosting the second Magnificent Moths and Caterpillar program of the season. Learn about the natural history of months through a “moth lighting” — setting out a sheet with lights to attract the flying insects and then inspecting the property for larval caterpillars. The lighting will take place after a talk about moths and mothing. More…

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Upcoming Nature Events To Put On Your Calendar

4 Feb , 2020  

The Richland County Park District has a lot of great events planned for 2020 at Gorman Nature Center in Mansfield. Most of the events are free and designed for the whole family. We are lucky to have such a great space in our backyard – make sure to mark your calendar for some of these fun and educational programs! More…

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Summer Under The Stars In Mansfield’s New Inflatable Planetarium

17 Aug , 2019  

The stars come alive under Richland County skies during “The Night Sky,” a monthly astronomy program hosted by the Richland County Park District at Gorman Nature Center in Mansfield.

This month will see the initial use of an exciting new addition to this program. Purchased with proceeds from a donation received by the Park District from the Hire Foundation in Lexington, an inflatable and portable planetarium will mean that weather cancellations are a thing of the past. More…

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Richland County B&O Trail Reopens

20 Jun , 2019  

The unusually large amount of rainfall over the last several days has caused havoc across the county, with several roads facing temporary closures.

Not only were roads impacted, but so were other kinds of thoroughfares, including bike trails, paths, and walkways. The longest of such routes, the Richland County B&O Trail, was impacted. On Monday, the Richland County Park District informed its Facebook followers that fallen trees and conditions had necessitated its closure. More…

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B&O Trail Rides To Help Celebrate Rails To Trails Opening Day

22 Mar , 2019  

The Richland County Park District, along with the Slow Roll Mansfield and Slow Roll South (Lexington) cycling groups, are hosting two rides on the Richland B&O Trail on April 13 as a part of the @railstotrails 2019 Opening Day celebration. More…

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Park District Hosting Recruitment Fair – With Perks!

3 Feb , 2019  

Fans of the outdoors – here’s an opportunity to help promote stewardship of natural resources and to have fun at the same time.

The Richland County Park District is hosting a Volunteer Recruitment Fair on February 19 from 10 AM to Noon at Gorman Nature Center, 2295 Lexington Avenue in Mansfield. Those who attend will learn about volunteer opportunities in the areas of: More…

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Park District Seeking Volunteers, Bringing Up Discoverers Participants

24 Aug , 2018  

The Richland County Park District is looking for volunteers.

They are currently in need of individuals to help with: maintaining the B&O bike trail, school programs, greeting visitors at Gorman Nature Center, outdoor maintenance at GNC, and more. Individuals who volunteer regularly can attend volunteer only field trips and nature walks, appreciation dinners, and receive GNC membership perks. More…

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