Park programs, March 28

Seneca County

Join Seneca County Park District for a Nature Walk Bird Talk at 8 a.m. April 5 at Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve, SR 19 south of Bloomville.

All ages are welcome to walk the trails to see what nature has to offer. Dress warmly for the one- to 1 1/2-hour walk. Binoculars are helpful.

The walk qualifies for the walking stick program. No registration is required.

Families are welcome to join a salamander search at 10:30 a.m. April 5 at Garlo preserve.

Boots are recommended for hiking the wetlands looking for salamanders and their larva. All ages can learn about the life cycle and other interesting facts.

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

Sandusky County

Sandusky County Park District is planning a bald eagle tour 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. April 5.

Meet at the park office, 1970 Countryside Place, Fremont, to tour eagle nests. Bring binoculars and spotting scopes or share those provided to observe nesting, feeding and territorial behaviors.

The program is for ages 15 and older. Registration is required by calling (419) 334-4495.

Stargazing is set for sunset April 5 at Wolf Creek Campground, 2701 SR 53, Fremont.

All ages are welcome to view the night sky with telescopes set up by Sandusky Valley Amateur Astronomers, or participants are invited to provide their own binoculars, telescopes and questions about astronomy. Drive to the end of the campground road at the southern entrance to Wolf Creek Park.

No registration is required.

Hike for the Health of It at 6 p.m. April 6 at Decoy Marsh, 2700 CR 259, Fremont.

No registration is needed. Just show up and walk with naturalist Linda Rose.

Hancock County

Join program assistant Chris Allen at 1 p.m. April 5 for a hike to look for signs spring is on its way, such as the first wildflowers and babies in their nests. Meet at the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve.

Earthworm monitoring is set for 7 p.m. April 8 and 9. Volunteers are to help survey earthworms on park property as part of the Great Lakes Worm Watch Earthworm Survey.

Locations vary.

Earthworms are to be extracted with the liquid mustard extraction method.

No experience is necessary. All ages are welcome.

Wildflower monitoring is planned for 1 p.m. April 9 and 10. Join Natural Resource Coordinator Sarah Betts to document wildflowers as they emerge and bloom along the trail at Litzenberg Memorial Woods throughout the spring, summer and fall.

Meet at the main parking lot. No fee or registration is required. Monitoring generally lasts 1 1/2 hours or longer.

For more information or to register, call (419) 334-4495.

Crawford County

Crawford Park District invites all ages to an arrowhead and Indian artifact hunt at 10 a.m. April 5 at Lowe-Volk Park Nature Center, 2401 SR 598.

Wear boots if the ground is wet.

A fly-tying program is planned for 1 p.m. April 6 at Lowe-Volk Park Nature Center.

Mohican Fly Fishers Club, along with veteran fly tyer Dave Meadows, are providing the class on the art of fly tying.

Meadows started tying flies in 1967 and has studied under greats such as Orin Champion, Curt Thompson, Phil Baldwin and Kim Boal.

Participants are to receive hands-on instruction.

Call (419) 683-9000 for more information.

– Compiled by Vicki Johnson, staff writer