Park programs, March 29

Seneca County

All ages are welcome to a Nature Walk Bird Talk at 8 a.m. April 6 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.

  • Later that day at Garlo preserve, Young Adventurers ages 6-12 can seek salamanders at 11 a.m. Children should wear boots to walk to the vernal pools in the wetlands in search of the creatures.

A nature walk is planned at 4:30 p.m. April 10 at Forrest Nature Preserve for Preschool Pals ages 3-5 with an adult companion. Children should wear boots to explore the trails.

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

Sandusky County

Two Yo-Yo Quilting sessions are planned in early April. The first is 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. April 6 at Creek Bend Farm, 654 S. Main St., Lindsey, and the second is 4:30-6:30 p.m. April 9 at Sandusky County Park District, 1970 Countryside Place, Fremont.

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. Fabric can be plain or print. No previous quilting experience is needed.

Register by calling (419) 334-4495.

Hancock County

Children ages 3-6 with an adult companion are invited to be a cowboy or cowgirl during a “Pony Express” Discovery Story 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Monday at Phillips Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. Other-age siblings are welcome.

An open house is planned 1:30-4:30 p.m. April 7 at the 1847

McKinnis House at Litzenberg Memorial Woods. The program is to focus on the history behind the property.

Visitors are welcome to sample two herb-based soups, hear folk songs, try crafts and play pioneer games and see demonstrations of quilting, woodworking and other skills.

Litzenberg is at 6100 US 224, 6 miles west of Findlay.

Crawford County

An arrowhead and Indian artifact hunt is to take place at 10 a.m. April 6 near Lowe-Volk Park Nature Center, 2401 SR 598, Bucyrus.

All ages can join members of the Johnny Appleseed Chapter 19 of the Archaeology Society of Ohio to walk nearby farm fields for flint and stone remnants of prehistoric cultures. Boots, walking sticks and small digging tools are suggested.

A wildflower walk is planned for 2 p.m. April 7 at Sears Woods, 1486 Mt. Zion Road, Bucyrus.

Join naturalist Warren Uxley to see spring wildflowers. Early spring causes explosive growth in woodlands.

Meet at the parking lot west of Bucyrus.

Learn about wrens with Uxley at 8 p.m. April 11 at Lowe-Volk Park.

Six wren species have been recorded in Ohio, and two of those species are in trouble while a third has disappeared.

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