Lucas County Conservation Naturalist Jodi Ogden gave gave a presentation on creatures of nature and things going on at Pin Oak Marsh and Lodge at the May 3 Chariton Rotary Club meeting.
Ogden said that Lucas County Conservation is really happy with the shape that the Cinder Path is in.
She also said that they have three field trips coming up in May at Pin Oak, which will be attended by a homeschool group along with second grade students from Columbus Elementary in Chariton and third grade students from Van Allen Elementary. For each field trip different stations will be set up that will provide students with different things to do.
The Chariton Free Public Library and Ogden have been doing a program called the BookWorm Adventure Club for K-5 grade students at Pin Oak that started in March and meets the second Wednesday of each month. The program held on May 8 was the last one to be held this school year.
In the Book Worm Club, participants read a book for each session that’s generally about nature. At the first session in March they read about the water cycle and the session for April had an Earth Day theme.
In May they read a book called “Track that Scat!” by Lisa Morlock about a girl named Finn who goes on a hike with her dog Skeeter and they see tracks left from various creatures in the mud and the scats left by them on the sidewalk.
Ogden also mentioned the presentation that’s coming up at Pin Oak in June called “The Cats of America: Ancient History and Modern Conservation” given by William R. Clark, Professor Emeritus of Wildlife Ecology at Iowa State University.
Read the May 14, 2019 edition of the Chariton Leader for the rest of the story.