Lunch with Nature series offered at park

Registration is open for the first four programs in 2015 in the Lunch with Nature series at Paynetown State Recreation Area, 4850 S. State Road 446, Bloomington.

Participants can bring a sack lunch to eat during the indoor presentation. Afterward, the naturalist leads a short hike that follows up on the program’s theme.

Each program is free, but attendance is limited to 12 people. Advance registration is required.

Programs begin at 11 a.m. and last about 90 minutes.

Details and registration for each program are at the following links:

Jan. 26: Science of Snow;; register by Jan. 21

Feb. 23: Owls in Love;; register by Feb. 19

March 30: Spring Migration;; register by March 26

April 27: Nature’s Architects;; register by April 23

Entrance to Paynetown is free January through March. Entrance starting in April is $5 per in-state vehicle or $7 per out-of-state vehicle.