Park Programs, April 19

Seneca County

Seneca County Park District is seeking entries for its 13th annual photo contest. Entries must be received by June 28.

The contest is open to all amateur photographers. Youth ages 5-15 are encouraged to enter the children’s contest.

Photos must be taken within Seneca County for the Park District, Wildlife and Nature categories.

A public viewing is to take place July 7 at Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve, Bloomville.

For a complete set of guidelines and entry information, call (419) 435-3915.

Sandusky County

A Canoe with Eagles program is planned April 29, April 30, May 1, May 13 and May 14.

Participants should meet at 5 p.m. at Sandusky County Park District, 1970 Countryside Place, Fremont, then travel to the launch site at Decoy Marsh. Registration is required with a partner at least 12 years old.

Call (419) 334-4495.

Discover the health of the Sandusky River by searching for critters that live in it during a Stream Quality Monitoring program 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. May 4 at Wolf Creek Canoe Launch, 2409 S. SR 53, Fremont.

Register by calling (419) 334-4495.

Hancock County

Registration is due today for a “Folk Music in 19th-Century America and the Dulcimer” program to take place at 10 a.m. Saturday at Phillips Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve.

Join living history interpreter Lisa Culbertson as she leads a brief historical lecture discussing early American folk music commonly known and sung during 1800s and its relation to the dulcimer and Appalachia. Afterward, attendants can enjoy music played on the Scheitholt, a little-known German cousin of the instrument.

There is no fee. Oakwoods preserve is west of Findlay at 1400 Oakwoods Lane.

A “Sheep to Shirt” program is planned 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday at the 1847 McKinnis House.

Participants can find out how wool taken from sheep is made into a clothing. And then they can visit the McKinnis House. Guests will be invited to see how wool was spun into yarn more than 160 years ago. Visitors will be able to try their hand at spinning with a drop spindle and carding.

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

Crawford County

A Birding for Kids program is planned for 9 a.m. April 27 at Lowe-Volk Park, 2401 SR 598, Bucyrus.

Children ages 7-17 interested in birds can join naturalist Josh Dyer to learn about identifying backyard birds. Binoculars and guides are to be provided.

Then, adults can join Dyer at 7 p.m. April 30 at Lowe-Volk Park to learn about managing land for wildlife.

He plans to talk about the history and techniques of wildlife management and what people can do with their property. Wildlife management is a tool used to balance the needs of wildlife with the needs of people.