Sunday Family Series afternoon nature programs continue in February at Ernie Miller Nature Center, Olathe

Bring the family to the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center in February for Sunday Afternoon Nature Programs for educational and entertaining programs. The programs begin at 2 p.m. and last about an hour and are designed for all ages. A charge of $2.75 per person, payable at the site, helps cover the cost of the programs; children under two are free.

The Ernie Miller Nature Center is owned and operated by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District and is located at 909 N. Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe.

February presentations include:

Feb. 3 Snakes Alive - Snakes Alive - Why is it that these animals seem so terrifying? Could all the stories you have heard be true? See Kansas snakes and explore the facts and fallacies of these legless wonders.

Feb. 10 Monster Quest - Chupacabra, Loch Ness Monster, and Big Foot. Are they fact or fiction? Discover the history behind these folk tales. Hear stories of these legendary creatures and meet live animals often mistaken for imaginary creatures. (Some information may frighten young children. Recommended for ages seven and older) . Feb. 17 Owls: Eyes of the Night- Great Horned, Barred and Screech owls make Ernie Miller Park their home. Join two live owls and us as we discover more about these creatures of the night.

Feb. 24 Wildlife Webs - By day or by night, out of the sky flies a rodent’s nightmare, the birds of prey. Join our Interpretive Staff as they discuss why rodents fear these great birds. Using live birds, participants will see close-up examples of these majestic raptors and their special adaptations.

Search for the keywords "nature programs" to find this program in the JCPRD's Activities Catalog and online listings.

To find these programs in the JCPRD’s Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under fun for all and then under special events. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keywords “nature programs.” For more information on the Sunday Nature Programs, call (913) 764-7759.

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