Park programs, May 2

Seneca County

Entries are being accepted for the park district’s annual photo contest. Deadline is 4 p.m. July 3.

The contest is open to amateur photographers and youth. Categories include park district nature preserves, Ohio wildlife, nature and an open category. There is a $5 fee for each adult who enters, but each adult may enter as many photos as they wish. There is no charge for youth.

Call (419) 435-3915 for more information.

Sandusky County

Join Tom Kashmer for bird banding research 8-9:30 a.m. May 10 at Creek Bend Farm, 654 S. Main St., Lindsey. Meet in the parking lot to learn about bird banding research and watch the process up close.

Register by calling (419) 334-4495.

Kayak with Eagles 5-8 p.m. May 11. Meet at the park office, 1970 Countryside Place, Fremont, at 7 a.m. to travel to the launch site at Decoy Marsh.

Register by calling (419) 334-4495.

Children ages 6-12 are invited to a Kids in Nature program on woodland exploration 4:30-5:30 p.m. May 12 at Ringneck Ridge Wildlife Area, 1818 CR 74, Gibsonburg.

Register by calling (419) 334-4495.

Babies up to 18 months old and their caregivers are invited to a Babies in Parks program about frogs and toads 3:30-4:30 p.m. May 13 at Wolf Creek Park Campground, 2701 SR 53, south of Fremont.

Bring a blanket for the new program, which features stories, fingerplays and puppets.

Register by calling (419) 334-4495.

Hancock County

A spring disc golf tournament is planned May 10 at Riverbend Recreation Area, Findlay.

The tournament is open to new and experienced players, and includes a womens division. Players play two rounds of 18-hole disc golf. Prizes include cash and awards.

The entry fee is $20. Onsite registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and play begins at 10 a.m.

For more information, call Tom McManness at (419) 299-3174.

Crawford County

Join park district naturalist Josh Dyer and bird bander Bob Placier for Bird Banding on the Porch 7 a.m.-1 p.m. May 10 at Lowe-Volk Park, 2401 SR 598, Leesville.

The men will be monitoring mist nets to see which birds inhabit or pass through the park.

At the same time, Pancakes in the Park will be taking place 8 a.m.-1 p.m., also at Lowe-Volk.

The fundraiser is to feature pancakes with real maple syrup and ham. Proceeds are to help build a storage building at Lowe-Volk Park.

Also May 10, a bird walk is planned at 9 a.m. at Sears Woods State Nature Preserve, 1486 Mt. Zion Road, Bucyrus.

Meet naturalist Warren Uxley in the parking lot. More migratory birds pass through Ohio in early May than at any other time of year.

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

Compiled by Vicki Johnson, staff writer