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For more information about Preservation Parks of Delaware County or to register for a program, call 740-524-8600, extension 3 or email register@preservationparks.com. The offices of Preservation Parks are at 2656 Hogback Road in Sunbury.

Register now for Summer Solstice Campout

The Summer Solstice Campout will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 21. Spend the night camped under the stars during the longest day of the year at Shale Hollow Preserve, 6320 Artesian Run. Space is limited and registration is required by June 14. Children must be age 5 and older.

No registration is necessary to attend these programs:

* Late Spring Night Hike, 9 p.m., Friday, June 6. Experience the sights, sounds and smells of the woods and fields at night, without the aid of light. Ages 5 and older. Gallant Woods Preserve, 2151 Buttermilk Hill Road.

* Golden Marathon, 1:30 p.m., Monday, June 9. Join us for a 1- to 2-mile walk at Inniswood Metro Gardens, 940 S. Hempstead Road, Westerville. For more information, visit our website and click on the program calendar.

* Creating a Butterfly Haven, 6:30 p.m., Thursday, June 12. Create a colorful sanctuary for butterflies in your backyard using different plants and herbs. Ages 18 and older. Deer Haven Preserve, 4183 Liberty Road.

* Walk into the Past, 6:30 p.m., Saturday, June 14. Learn how geologic forces shaped Shale Hollow Preserve. Wear boots or sturdy shoes. Meet in lower parking area. Ages 8 and older. Shale Hollow Preserve, 6320 Artesian Run.