Park programs, April 12

Sandusky County

A salamander search is planned for 9 a.m. April 20 at White Star Trail by the Tracks, 4899 CR 65, Gibsonburg.

Hike the woods to search for the elusive salamander. Salamanders like wet areas, so boots are suggested.

Stargazing is back at sunset April 20 at Wolf Creek Park Campground. All ages are welcome to view the night sky with telescopes set up by Sandusky Valley Amateur Astronomers.

Drive to the end of the campground road at the southern entrance to Wolf Creek Park, 2701 SR 53.

A “Families Enjoying Nature” wetland walk is planned 4:30-6:30 p.m. April 22 at Doug Haubert Wetlands at White Star Park, 1330 CR 66, Gibsonburg.

Bring cameras, bug boxes, dip nets or other outdoor gear for exploring. The group will search for birds, bugs, frogs and learn about plants.

“Go Fly A Kite” is happening 5-7 p.m. April 23 at White Star Barn, 5013 CR 65, Gibsonburg. All ages are welcome and supplies are to be provided to celebrate National Kite Month by making a simple sled kite.

The program is to take place rain or shine.

Yo-Yo Quilting is planned 5-7 p.m. April 24 at White Star Cabin.

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.

Hancock County

Join natural resource assistant Bob Sams at 8 a.m. April 20 to help conduct a Bird Diversity and Population Census.

Meet at the Discovery Center in Oakwoods Nature Preserve. Participants should bring binoculars to help count observable birds and accumulate data to be used to help monitor population trends, land management effectiveness, and as a tool for long-term habitat change and planning.

Hiking distances and times will vary, but be prepared for at least 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours on the trails. This is an Adult Nature Education program, and participants must be adults.

No registration required. The preserve is at 1400 Oakwoods Lane, west of Findlay.