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Posted on: February 22, 2021

Next Walk with a Naturalist program for adults is March 11 in Ernie Miller Park

Walk with a naturalist

Discover and learn more about the tree species in Ernie Miller Park during the next in a series of Walk with a Naturalist programs being presented in mid-March at the Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Park. This program is for ages 18 and older, and will encourage physical distancing and COVID-19 safe practices.

For this series, park naturalists lead themed hikes to let participants explore the landscape for hidden gems in the park. Be sure to dress for the weather and muddy conditions on the trail. The March 11 program is called TREEmendous. 

To find this program in the online listings at, browse first under adult and then under nature & outdoors. When using the website’s advanced search, look for the keyword “hiking.”

The Thursday, March 11, session will begin at 9:30 a.m. in Ernie Miller Park 909 North Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe.  Other sessions in the Walk with a Naturalist series are: Bird Bonanza on April 8 (activity number 9093); Spring Ephemerals on April 22 to look for emerging wildflowers in the park (activity number 9094); and Down by the Bank on May 6 to dip nets in the creek and catch some critters (activity number 9095).

The cost for each 90-minute program is $7 per person for Johnson County residents or $8 per person for nonresidents. Preregistration is required. For more information or to register by phone, call (913) 831-3359. To register online at, click on “Activity Search,” and complete a search for any of the activity numbers listed above. 

The My JCPRD Activities catalog is available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches.