Park programs, May 31

Seneca County

Nature Walk Bird Talk is set for 8 a.m. June 8 at Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve on SR 19, south of Bloomville.

All ages are welcome to walk the trails looking and listening to the sights and sounds of nature. Binoculars are helpful.

Later the same day, a Leave No Child Inside Natural Play Day is planned 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Garlo.

Spend the afternoon on the trails following areas of natural play – build a fort, search for critters and jump like frogs. Ten stations and activities are planned.

A Track & Trail program, “Research in the Preserve,” is to take place 1-4 p.m. June 14 at Steyer Nature Preserve for ages 12-17.

Participants can learn to key out plants and trees for easy identification, explore what lives under logs, rocks and creeks and discover how data is kept and why research is important.

Steyer preserve is at Abbott’s Bridge on CR 33, east of Fort Seneca.

Sandusky County

A Leave No Child Inside Play Day is planned 5-8 p.m. June 8 at Wolf Creek Campground, 2701 SR 53, south of Fremont.

Kids can spend the evening playing naturally. They will get a list of clues to find activity areas – cross the creek, build a fort, jump like a frog, make s’mores and other activities.

Fishing with Ranger Dan is set for 10 a.m. June 10 at White Star Park, Sycamore Shelter, 925 S. Main St., Gibsonburg. Learn fishing techniques. Bait and poles provided or participants can provide their own.

Register by calling (419) 334-4495.

The Clyde Fishing Festival 9 a.m.-noon June 13 at South Main Reservoir, Clyde. Bait is provided and some loaner equipment is available.

Kids also can participate in a casting contest, crafts and a “how to filet a fish” demonstration.

Hike for the Health of It at 2:30 p.m. June 13 at Doug Haubert Wetlands of White Star Park, 1330 CR 66, Gibsonburg.

A Movie in the Park is set for 9 p.m. June 14 at White Star Park barn, 5013 CR 65, Gibsonburg.

Enjoy the park district’s new outdoor cinema system purchased by Sandusky County Communities Foundation and People for Parks.

For the movie title, check park information boards or call (419) 334-44957.

Hancock County

New acreage at Oakwoods Nature Preserve is open to visitors. The 10.72-acre property, recently acquired by Hancock Park District through a Clean Ohio Fund grant, has a variety of recreational features including the 4-acre Dold Lake with deck and picnic tables, woodlands, an open area for recreational activities and McKinley Trail.

The trail does not yet loop around the lake completely, but is to be completed. Public fishing is available at Dold Lake with bass, crappies and catfish. Fisherman can fish by bank or boat.

Oakwoods preserve is at 1400 Oakwoods Lane, Findlay.

Northwest Ohio Woodland Association is presenting a tree care workshop 9 a.m.-noon June 15 at Riverbend Recreation Area.

The workshop is to provide two courses of study for community homeowners and woodland owners. The homeowner’s track will cover tree selection and planting, selecting the right tree care vendor, and a tree walk with tree Identification, pruning and general tree care. The woodland track will include tree selection and planting, timber stand improvement, tree Identification and pests and preparing for a logging job.

Register by June 10 by calling (419) 424-5004.

Crawford County

A living history celebration is on tap Saturday and Sunday at Lowe-Volk Park, 2401 S. SR 598, Bucyrus.

Colonel Crawford’s Co. is planning reenactments of running the gauntlet and the capture of Col. Crawford.

Hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and a lantern tour 8-10 a.m. Saturday. Sunday hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Lowe-Volk is 3 miles north of US 30.

A youth fishing derby is planned 9-11 a.m. June 8 at Lowe-Volk Park.

Join volunteer Rob Farson for a morning of family fishing. Kids ages 5-12 will receive a gift bag of goodies.

Prizes will be awarded in three age groups. Bluegill, bass and catfish can be hooked and returned to the pond.

For more information

or to register, call (419) 683-9000.