Park Programs

Seneca County

• Seneca County Park District’ invites Preschool Pals ages 3-5 with an adult companion to an Autumn Adventure at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Mercy Community Nature Preserve, 45 St. Lawrence Dr. Kids can learn about autumn as they walk the trail, and then make an autumn collage. Registration is required.

• The monthly Nature Walk Bird Talk is set for 8 a.m. Saturday at Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve, 6777 S SR 19, Bloomville. All ages are welcome to walk the trails to see what nature has to offer. Dress appropriately for a one to 1 1/2-hour walk. Binoculars are helpful and cameras are welcome. The walk qualifies for the walking stick program. No registration is required.

• White-tails are the topic of a Family Fun event 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Garlo preserve. Families can explore the nature preserve with deer-related activities inside and outside. Learn about deer, their life cycle, what they eat and where they live as well as do deer puzzles. No registration is required.

• During a Discovery Series program at 7 p.m. Nov. 12, teens ages 12-17 can learn about owls of the area at Schekelhoff Nature Preserve, Water Street. Each month, young people can join a naturalist to discover something new and exciting in the nature preserves. This month, teens can learn about owls and their role in the environment.

• Young Adventurers ages 6-12 are invited to a woodpecker program at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at Tiffin University Nature Preserve, 2375 W. CR 26. They can learn about types of woodpeckers living in the woods and then search for woodpeckers and woodpecker holes.

For more information or to register for programs, call (419) 447-8091 or email lrose@senecacountyparks.com. Visit the website at senecacountyparks.com.

Sandusky County

• Sandusky County Park District invites toddlers and preschoolers to a Tales to Tails program at 10 a.m. Thursday at Creek Bend Farm’s Wilson Nature Center, 654 S. Main St., Lindsey. The program includes story time, crafts and adventure. Registration required.

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

Hancock County

• A Family Gathering open house is set for 1-4 p.m. Nov. 11 at Hancock Park District’s McKinnis House, Litezenberg Memorial Woods, 6100 US 224, west of Findlay. Travel was slow and difficult in 1847, which means visitors were a special occasion. The family is to receive relatives and listen to the exchange of news and gossip as the McKinnis family visits. Food is to be prepared and shared during the free event. Registration is not required.

For more information or to register for programs, visit www.lovemyparks.com or call (419) 334-4495.

Crawford County

• Crawford Park District invites children to a Toddler Trot at 5 p.m. Thursday at Lowe-Volk Park, 2401 SR 598, Crestline. Toddlers can talk turkeys with Josh and McKinley as well as take part in a craft and game. For kids not quite in school and younger. Registration is required.

• A Movie in the Park is planned at 2 p.m. Nov. 11 at Lowe-Volk Park. The movie, popcorn and an additional activity are provided. Take along a pillow and blanket to sit on.

For more information, contact (419) 683-9000 or visit www.crawfordpark

district.org.

Wood County

• A Turkey Tomfoolery program is set for 6-7:30 p.m. at Wood County Park District’s Otsego Park’s Thompson Stone Hall, 20000 W. River Road, Bowling Green. Wild turkeys are being seen frequently, and kids can learn about one of the largest birds in the parks. Participants can finish the evening with games and activities. Registration is required.

• An EcoLit Book Group meeting is to take place 7-9 p.m. Thursday at W.W. Knight Nature Preserve, 29530 White Road, Perrysburg. For this meeting, read “Mind of the Raven” by Bernd Heinrich. The group meets once a month. Register for any or all. Discussion leader is Cheryl Lachowski, senior lecturer, Bowling Green State University English Department and Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist.

• A Wild Skills program called Shelter-Skelter is planned for 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday at W.W. Knight Nature Preserve, 25930 White Road, Perrysburg. Outdoors people should be prepared for when an adventure turns south, and having a shelter to get out of the elements can be a life saver. Participants can get hands-on and learn to build one using only nature. Registration is required.

• Take part in a Native American Experience at 7 p.m. Nov. 13 at Otsego Park’s Thompson Stone Hall. Find out what life was like for Native Americans as they coped with pressure from European settlers. Join guest speaker Taylor Moyer, Toledo School of the Arts humanities teacher and living historian, as he describes the interaction between the two cultures from a Native American perspective. Details of clothing, tools and other artifacts will be woven into the narrative. Registration is required.

To register for programs, visit

www.wcparks.org or call (419) 353-1897.

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