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Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park is located at 1775 Darby Creek Dr. in Galloway, four miles off of Route 40 just east of west Jefferson. For more information about the park or the programs it offers, call 895-6365.

Darby Creek Butterfly Count, Aug. 4, at 9 a.m. –  Spend the morning identifying and counting butterflies and skippers.

•Aquatic Adventure, Aug. 4, at 1 p.m. – Search Big Darby Creek for insects, crusaceans and fish. Meet at the Naturalist office.

Mussels of Darby Creek, Aug. 5, at  1 p.m. – Go knee-deep in the stream to find mussels. Meet at Indian Ridge Bulletin Board.

Photo Nuts Photography Club, Aug. 8, at 7 p.m. – Learn techniques for photographing sunrises and sunsets. Meet at Cedar Ridge Lodge.

Incredible Insects, Aug. 11, at 10 a.m. – Search for 6-legged hoppers, runners and flyers. Ages 6-12 Meet at the Naturalist Office.

Night Flyers, Aug. 12 at 8:30 p.m. – Search for bats and moths. Meet at the Naturalist Office.

Preschoolers: Damsels and Dragons, Aug. 14, at 9:30 or 11 a.m. – Explore the world of dragonflies and damselflies with a craft, activities and a short hike.

Brown Bag Lunch Special: Cold Blooded Creatures, Aug. 17, at 11:30 a.m. – See live reptiles and amphibians. Meet at the Naturalist Office.

•Night Hike and Campfire, Aug. 18, at 8 p.m. – Take a 2-mile hike through the woods and enjoy a campfire. Bring food to grill and seating. Meet at the Naturalist Office.

Reptiles, Aug. 19, at 1-4 p.m. – See live snakes and turtles and enjoy reptile activities.

•Preschoolers: Damseld and Dragons, Aug. 24, 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. – Explore the world of dragonflies and damselflies with a craft, activities and a short hike. Meet at Cedar Ridge Lodge.

•Howl at the Moon, Aug. 27, at 8 p.m. – Bring your leashed dog on a 2-mile hike. Meet at the Naturalist Office.

Full Moon of Thunder Hike, Aug. 28, at 8 p.m. – Enjoy a fast-paced 4-mile hike through woods and fields. Meet at the Naturalist office.

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