Park programs, Feb. 28
A Nature Walk Bird Talk is planned at 8 a.m. Saturday at Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve. All ages are welcome to walk the trails to see what nature has to offer.
The walk qualifies for the walking stick program. No registration is required.
Young Adventurers ages 6-12 can learn about eagles at Garlo at 10 a.m. Saturday.
The group is to start at the nature center to discuss facts about eagles and then go eagle watching.
Introduce babies to spring sights and sounds during a Backpackin’ Babies program at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mercy Community Nature Preserve.
Parents and caregivers are invited to put babies up to 12 months in a frontpack, backpack or stroller to spend time in the nature center exploring birds through puppets and fingerplays.
Preschoolers ages 3-5 and an adult companion can learn about “T things” at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Forrest Nature Preserve.
Boots are recommended.
Toddlers age 12-36 months with an adult companion can learn about the night sky and animals that might be awake at 6:30 p.m. March 11 at Zimmerman Nature Preserve.
For more information or to register, call (419) 435-3915.
Join Park District researcher Tom Kashmer in observing frequent bird feeder visitors in winter during a bird feeder banding program at 8 a.m. March 8 and 22.
Meet at the district office, 1970 Countryside Place, Fremont, and travel to private property around the marshes of Sandusky Bay. In indoor comfort, view a “window on wildlife” and learn about bird banding research.
The facility is accessible and all ages are welcome. Register by calling (419) 638-1027.
Hike for the Health of It with Linda Rose at 9 a.m. March 8 at the Doug Haubert Wetland Area at White Star Park, 1330 CR66, Gibsonburg.
No registration is needed.
An open house is planned for 1-4 p.m. Sunday at Oakwoods Nature Preserve Discovery Center for volunteers interested in monitoring Hancock County parks’ flora and fauna.
Staff members and volunteers monitor frog and toad populations, bluebird nest box production, wildflower growth, migrating and resident bird populations and, beginning this year, worms.
Those unable to attend should call Sarah Betts at (419) 424-1555.
A Sap to Syrup program begins at noon March 8 at Carlisle/Patton Sugar Camp, 4814 Stetzer Road, east of Bucyrus.
Meet a park naturalist at the sugar camp to learn about collecting sap and turning it into maple syrup.
Celebrate the Year of the Salamander with a program about the growth and development of the spotted salamander at 7 p.m. March 13 at Lowe-Volk Park, 2401 SR 598, Leesville.
Master naturalist Steve Kievit nurtured some eggs which hatched into larvae. He will give details of his success story.
For more information or to register for programs, call (419) 683-9000.