Park programs, January 25

Seneca County

All ages are invited to a Nature Walk Bird Talk at 8 a.m. Feb. 2 at Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve, south of Bloomville on SR 19.

Dress for a 1 1/2-hour-long hike to discover what is in the preserve. Binoculars are helpful and boots are recommended this time of year. This hike qualifies for the walking stick program.

Whistle Pigs is the topic of a Preschool Pals program at 11 a.m. Feb. 2 at Garlo preserve for children ages 3-5 with an adult companion.

Kids can learn about whistle pigs (also know as ground hogs) and explore the trails looking for clues.

A Toddler Trot called Busy Birds is planned for 4:30 p.m. Feb. 4 at Garlo preserve for children ages 12-36 months with an adult companion.

Kids can learn about backyard birds and go on a short walk to the bird-feeding station.

For more information, call (419) 435-3915 or email scpd_programs

Sandusky County

A bird feeder banding program is planned for 8 a.m. Feb. 2.

Meet at the park district office, 1970 Countryside Place, Fremont. Join researcher Tom Kashmer in observing frequent bird feeder visitors in the winter. Travel to private property around the marshes of Sandusky Bay.

In indoor comfort, view a “window on wildlife” and learn about bird banding research.

The facility is accessible; all ages are welcome. Time may vary based on weather conditions.

Registration is required by calling (419) 638-1027.

Yo-Yo Quilting is planned 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 2 at Creek Bend Farm, Lindsey.

Participants should provide their own yard of yellow and green scrap fabric to help make a corn-themed fundraising quilt. Also, bring matching thread and scissors. Fabric can be plain or print.

No previous quilting experience is needed. Registration is required by calling (419) 334-4495.

Provide a favorite recipe made by Grandma for a Meet Me at the Cabin program at 4 p.m. Feb. 7 at White Star Cabin, 5013 CR 65, Gibsonburg.

Learn basic wood cook stove techniques.

Hancock County

Register by Wednesday for the fifth annual Mother Nature Tea Feb. 4 at Brugeman Lodge, Riverbend Recreation Area, east of Findlay.

The program is offered especially for children ages 4-6 years old and their adult companion. One adult is required for every two children, with no other-aged siblings permitted.

Tea Times are available at 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. After the story, Mother Nature’s busy bee friends will serve child-friendly “tea,” play a seashell matching game and create a rainbow to take home.

Registration is $2. For more information, call (419) 425-7275.

Crawford County

“Splitting Hares” is planned at 2 p.m. Saturday at Lowe-Volk Park, 2401 SR 598.

The program about the differences between hares and rabbits is to be conducted by Dave Dotson, who has had experience raising and judging rabbits.

For more information, call (419) 683-9000.