Park programs, March 1

Seneca County

All ages are invited to a Nature Walk Bird Talk at 8 a.m. March 9 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 hike qualifies for the walking stick program.

Toddlers can look for animal signs during a program at 11 a.m. March 9 at Garlo preserve. Children ages 12-36 months with an adult companion should dress to be outdoors. Boots are recommended.

For more information, call (419) 435-3915.

Sandusky County

Yo-Yo Quilting is planned 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. March 9 at Creek Bend Farm, 665 S. Main St., 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.

Puddle Jumpers are to be at Wolf Creek Campground, 2701 S. SR 53, Fremont, for a “Tracks, Scat & Other Facts” program at 10 a.m. March 12.

Children ages 5 and younger should dress for the weather to search for animal tracks, animal droppings and other animal signs.

Hike for the Health of It at 1 p.m. March 12 at Ringneck Ridge, 1818 CR 74, Gibsonburg. No registration is needed to walk with naturalist Linda Rose.

Hancock County

An update and training session for the Ohio Frog and Toad Calling Survey is to take place at 7 p.m. March 4 at Oakwoods Nature Preserve.

Learn about the research that has been collected in Hancock County and how to become a leader or assist on one or more established township routes. Information collected goes into permanent records of the park district, ODNR and Ohio Amphibian Conservation.

Planetarium Night, at 7 p.m. March 8 at Phillips Discovery Center at Oakwoods preserve, is to focus on the vernal equinox on the first day of spring.

Participants can find out what’s going on in the night sky during the day of equal parts light and dark.

Oakwoods is at 1400 Oakwoods Lane, west of Findlay.

Compiled by Vicki Johnson, A-T Staff Writer.