Park programs. Nov. 11
• A Craft Creations program on rug braiding is planned for 2 p.m. Nov. 18 at Seneca County Park District’s Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve, 6777 S. SR 19, Bloomville. Participants can learn the lost art of hand rug-braiding. Take along a yard of cotton material, scissors, needle and thread. No experience is needed. All ages are welcome. Registration is required.
For more information or to register for programs, call (419) 447-8091 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the website at senecacountyparks.com.
• A Senior Stroll is planned for 9 a.m. Nov. 19 at Creek Bend Farm’s Wilson Nature Center, 654 S. Main St., Lindsey. Seniors can enjoy a leisurely stroll through the park in search of wildlife. Registration is required.
For more information or to register, visit lovemyparks.com or call (419) 334-4495.
• Crawford Park District has Wild Wednesday set for 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lowe-Volk Park, 2401 SR 598, Crestline. Participants can take part in an hour of nature exploration. Program topics vary and may include a story, short hike, craft or a visit from an animal. The program is for preschoolers and their parents. Dress for the weather. Morning and afternoon programs are similar.
• A nature hike is planned Saturday at Cooperrider-Kent Bog State Nature Preserve in Portage County. The sphagnum bog is a rare occurrence in Ohio and Cooperrider is a good example. Gray birch and tamarack trees are abundant. Meet Warren Uxley at the Lowe-Volk Park parking lot at 9 a.m. to caravan for the 1.5-hour drive.
For more information, call (419) 683-9000 or visit www.crawfordpark
• A fly-tying program by Wildwood Anglers is set for 6 p.m. Thursday at Wood County Park District’s W.W. Knight Nature Preserve, Friends’ Green Room, 29530 White Road, Perrysburg. Join Brad Dunkle, local fly-fishing guide and owner of Wildwood Anglers, for a small group intro to fly tying. Material and tools are provided. Registration is requiredwith $12 per person.
• A Wild Skills program about bow-drilling is planned for 6-8 p.m. Friday at W.W. Knight Nature Preserve, 25930 White Road, Perrysburg. Participants can build and test their own bow-drill fire-starting kit as well as learn about the evolution of fire-starting, which materials work best and how to identify the best wood for the job. Wood is provided. Take along a knife capable of substantial wood carving. Registration is required, with a $10 fee. Participants must be ages 13 and older.
• An Ohio Decoy Collectors and Carvers Demo is set for 1-4 p.m. Saturday at Otsego Park, 20000 W. River Road, Bowling Green. Participants can learn the process of carving hunting decoys and see examples of decoys along the banks of the Maumee River. Carving enthusiasts are to be on hand to demonstrate techniques and share their expertise. No registration is needed.
• Learn how to make holiday baking mix jars 1-4 p.m. Saturday at Carter Historic Farm, 18331 Carter Road, Bowling Green. Drop by any time between 1 and 3:30 to learn how to package gift cookie and cake mixes in jars for cute and convenient gifting. Materials and ingredients for two jars are provided as well as decorative instruction cards for recipients.
• Learn about hidden Insects such as galls, cocoons and egg cases 1-2:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at Sawyer Quarry Nature Preserve, 26940 Lime City Road, Perrysburg. Insects don’t completely disappear with the arrival of cold weather; some hide in plain sight while they wait for spring. Join a naturalist to look closely for hidden winter homes.
• A homeschoolers program called Native American Lifeways and Games is planned for 10-11:30 a.m. Nov. 19 at W.W. Knight Nature Preserve, 25930 White Road, Perrysburg. Travel back in time to the Great Black Swamp, where the Anishnabe people made a livelihood well before European settlers moved in. Experience the Anishnabe way of life, get hands on with tools and take part in games.
To register for programs, visit
www.wcparks.org or call (419) 353-1897.