Park programs, May 23
Toddlers ages 12-36 months with an adult companion can go on a mammal hunt at 6 p.m. June 2 at Mercy Community Nature Preserve on the grounds of Mercy Tiffin Hospital.
Kids can walk the trails looking for mammals and feel furs along the way.
Preschoolers ages 3-5 with an adult companion can learn about cottontails at 6 p.m. June 4 at Zimmerman Nature Preserve, SR 18 next to Autumnwood Care Center.
Kids can hunt for cottontails and learn interesting facts about the forest creatures.
Children ages 6-12 are invited to Tom Sawyer Days 2-4 p.m. June 6 at Tiffin University Nature Preserve.
Learn about “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” as the group reads a chapter from the book and then creates an activity to go with it. Be prepared to get wet and dirty.
To register, call (419) 435-3915.
Puddle Jumpers ages 5 and younger can try fishing 10-11 a.m. June 2 at Decoy Marsh, 2700 CR 259, Fremont.
Provide a pole or borrow one. Bait is provided. Call (419) 334-4495 to register.
Hike for the Health of It with Linda Rose 2-3 p.m. June 2 on the North Coast Inland Bike Trail at Tea Kaufman Homestead, 2126 CR 292, Bellevue. No registration is needed.
Register by Thursday with $4 for the 14th annual Peter Rabbit Tea, which features “Mrs. Tittlemouse,” as read by Beatrix Potter.
Tea is offered June 2 at 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m., and June 3 at 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. at Litzenberg Memorial Woods. After the story is read in the Activity Barn, “tea” is to be served in the McKinnis House. Following tea, participants are to meet “Mrs. Tittlemouse” and participate in a garden scavenger hunt.
Children must be ages 4-6, and no other-aged siblings can attend. One adult is required for every two children.
Litzenberg Memorial Woods at 6100 US 224, 6 miles west of Findlay.
People who like to paint or draw outdoors are invited to join the Plein Air Artists, an Adult Nature Education Program open to adult and teen artists, professional or amateur, who use any medium conducive to working outdoors.
The next session is 6-8 p.m. June 4 at Riverbend Recreation Area. Bring supplies and equipment needed. There is no fee and registration is not necessary. If it rains, the session will be scrapped.
Riverbend Recreation Area is at 16618 TR 208, off SR 568, east of Findlay.