Park programs, May 17

Sandusky County

A Canoe Odyssey is planned at 7 p.m. May 26, meeting at the park district office, 1970 Countryside Place, Fremont.

Participants are to travel with Tom Kashmer on Green Creek to the mouth of the Sandusky River through Muddy Creek Bay to Muddy Creek. Canoes and lifejackets are provided.

Call (419) 334-4495 to register.

Hancock County

Learn what animals are endangered in Ohio at an Endangered Species Day open house 6-9 p.m. today at Phillips Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve.

Participants also can see success stories of animals now thriving, along with games and activities for children.

Oakwoods preserve is at 1400 Oakwoods Lane, Findlay.

The program “Who’s at Home?” is to take place 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday at McKinnis House.

The free program is to focus on quilting. Stop by the 1847 house and experience what life was like in Hancock County more than 165 years ago.

The house, in Litzenberg Memorial Woods, is at 6100 US 224, 6 miles west of Findlay.

Visit the Discovery Center 1-4 p.m. Sunday to learn about night-flying moths with program assistant Chris Allen.

All ages can see moths on display, along with butterfly caterpillars being raised. Children’s activities include caterpillar and butterfly tunnels, crafts and a story at 2 p.m.

Learn about tracks in the park with program assistant Chris Allen at 2 p.m. Saturday at Riverbend Recreation Area. Meet at shelter 1 to hike the trails looking for and identifying tracks.

Riverbend Recreation Area is at 16618 TR 208, off SR 568 east of Findlay.

A Wee Ones program about butterflies is planned at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday at the Discovery Center for children ages 3 and younger with an adult companion. Other-aged siblings are welcome.

The program includes a story, activities and a craft about butterflies.

Crawford County

Lake Erie Invasives are the topic of a program at 2 p.m. May 25 at Lowe-Volk Park, 2401 SR 598, Bucyrus.

Eugene Braig, who teaches fisheries management at The Ohio State University’s School of Environment and Natural Resources and is program director for Aquatic Ecosystems OSU Extension, is to speak.

Springtime at Daughmer is planned for 2 p.m. May 26 at Daughmer Savannah State Nature Preserve, 786 Marion Melmore Road, Bucyrus.

Meet naturalist Warren Uxley to learn about Daughmer’s rarest plants. Most of the prairie plants at Daughmer should be flowering in mid- to late-summer.

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

Compiled by A-T Staff Writer Vicki Johnson.