Park programs, March 15

Seneca County

A “Life Along the River” program is planned at 5 p.m. March 26 at Clinton Nature Preserve for Young Adventurers ages 6-12.

Children can learn what animals use the river and why.

Register by calling (419) 435-3915.

Sandusky County

A bald eagle tour is to begin at 11:30 a.m. March 23 at the park office, 1970 Countryside Place, Fremont.

The program is open to ages 12 and older. The group is to caravan the eastern half of the county to find bald eagles and their nests.

Yo-Yo Quilting is planned 4:30-6:30 March 25 at the park office. Participants should provide a yard of yellow-and-green scrap fabric to help make a corn-themed fundraising quilt. Also, bring matching thread and scissors.

Register by calling (419) 334-4495.

Hancock County

All are invited to help Bob Sams conduct a Bird Diversity and Population Census, starting at 8 a.m. March 23 at shelter 3 in the Big Oaks Area of Riverbend Recreation Area.

Participants should bring binoculars to help count observable birds and accumulate data that will be used to help monitor population trends, land management effectiveness, and as a tool for long-term habitat change and planning.

No registration is required. Riverbend is at 16618 TR 208, Findlay, via SR 568 east and TR 208.

Naturalist Michelle Rumschlag plans to lead a First Days of Spring Hike at 4 p.m. March 23.

Meet at the gatehouse off the parking lot at Litzenberg Memorial Woods. Join the group to see what plants and animals are out on the spring equinox.

Litzenberg Memorial Woods is at 6100 US 224, west of Findlay.

Crawford County

Vernal pools are the topic of an 11 a.m. March 23 program at Carmean Woods State Nature Preserve, Mt. Zion Road.

Join naturalists for a look at the life cycles of the animals that call Carmean Woods home. Rubber boots are recommended. All ages are welcome.

A program on the environmental concerns of fracking is set for 2 p.m. March 23 at Lowe-Volk Park, 2401 SR 598, with Melanie Houston, a

representative from the Ohio Environmental Education Council.

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