Park programs, Aug. 30

Seneca County

A Nature Walk Bird Talk is planned for 8 a.m. Sept. 7 at Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve, SR 19 south of Bloomville.

Binoculars are helpful for walking the trails looking and listening to the sights and sounds of nature. The walk lasts about 1 1/2 hours and qualifies for the walking stick program. All ages are welcome.

Toddlers ages 12-36 months with an adult companion are invited to a squirrel program at 10 a.m. Sept. 7 at Garlo.

Kids can learn about squirrels in Ohio and what they do all day long.

A Backpackin’ Babies program about leaves is set for 10 a.m. Sept. 10 at Steyer Nature Preserve, CR 33, Fort Seneca.

Parents of children up to 1 year old are encouraged to join Linda Rose as she walks the trails looking at the leaves and enjoying the outdoors. Babies can be in strollers, backpacks, front packs or whatever is comfortable for parents.

Enjoy a setting sun hike at 7 p.m. Sept. 10 at Forrest Nature Preserve, CR 6.

All ages are welcome to walk the trails looking and listening as the sun prepares to settle for the day. The walk will last 1 1/2 hours and qualifies for the walking stick program.

Preschool Pals ages 3-5 with an adult companion are invited to a creek walk at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at Forrest preserve.

Children should wear boots or old tennis shoes to walk the creek looking for what lives there. An extra set of clothes is recommended.

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

Sandusky County

Canoe with Eagles is planned Sept 9, 11, 13 and 17.

All programs meet at 4 p.m. at the park office, 1970 Countryside Place, Fremont, to travel to a launch site at Decoy Marsh.

Registration is required with a partner at least 12 years old. Canoes are provided to travel along Green Creek, a prime eagle-watching area.

Call (419) 334-4495 to register.

Hancock County

Join Open Circle Yoga and Wellness Center staff for a free one-hour yoga class in nature at 9 a.m. Sept. 7 at Riverside Park.

All skill levels are welcome and no experience is necessary. Meet at the Waterfalls Pavilion.

Grandparents can take their grandkids for an afternoon of guided hiking and nature journaling with program assistant Ann Keefe 1-3 p.m. Sept. 8 at Phillips Discovery Center in Oakwoods Nature Preserve.

The program is recommended for children ages 7 and older with an adult companion. The program includes a welcome at the center, guided trails hike with multiple journaling stops using park-provided supplies and a return to the center to bind the journal sheets to create a keepsake.

Oakwoods preserve is at 1400 Oakwoods Lane, west of Findlay. Call (419) 425-7275 to register.

Join Bob Sams at 8 a.m. Sept. 8 to help conduct a Bird Diversity and Population Census.

Meet at Findlay’s Reservoir 1, south of Riverbend Recreation Area off CR 208. Participants should bring binoculars to help count all observable birds and accumulate data that will be used to help monitor population trends and more.

Participants must be at least 18.