Park programs, Feb. 10

Seneca County

• Seneca County Park District invites teens ages 12-17 to a Discovery Series program bird count at 9 a.m. Saturday at Garlo Heritage Preserve, 45 St. Lawrence Dr. Each month, young people can join a naturalist to discover something new and exciting in the nature preserves. This month, participants can check the bird feeders and the trail as they count the number and species of birds they see. An ODNR bird book and CD will be provide to enhance learning at home.

• Enjoy a full moon hike at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at Tiffin University Nature Preserve, 2375 W CR 26. Spend an evening walking the trails under the light of Baby Bear Moon. Dress for wintery conditions.

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.

• Join us at the Wilson Nature Center for stories, crafts and adventure. Please register child attending, adults need not register. Registration required at www.lovemyparks.com.

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

Hancock County

• Join Hancock Park District naturalist Michelle Rumschlag at 7:30 p.m. the Feb. 19 for a Full Moon Supermoon Hike at Riverbend Recreation Area, 16618 TR 208, off SR 568, east of Findlay. This month’s full moon is the closest supermoon of the year, only 221,733 miles from Earth. Participants ages 5 and older can see it during a one-mile hike. Meet at shelter 3.

For more information or to register for programs, visit hancockparks.com or call (419) 425-7275.

Crawford County

• 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.

• Puppet Pals ages 3-7 with an adult companion can see Wetland Wonders at 6 p.m. Thursday or 11 a.m. Friday at Lowe-Volk Park. Kids can learn about who uses wetlands throughout the year such as a great blue heron, raccoon and other animals, and see how wetlands are ever-changing habitats. A puppet show is included.

• Just Hike It at 10 a.m. Saturday at Unger Park, 1303 Bucyrus-Nevada Road, Bucyrus. Enjoy the benefits of getting outside and taking a hike such as lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, increasing happiness levels and curbing depression. Plus there is always something new to see. Join monthly treks through the parks and learn photo journaling to document how the parks and trails change from season to season.

• Kids in fifth grade and younger accompanied by an adult are invited to a Bluebird Bonanza at 6 p.m. Feb. 19 at Lowe-Volk Park. Joy Etter-Link is to lead a program to discover why bluebirds are important and how kids can help them. The program includes activities and crafts.

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

Wood County

• Escape the Nature Center with Wood County Park District Friday at W.W. Knight Nature Preserve, 29530 White Road, Perrysburg. Two sessions are planned at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Participants will use their wits, nature knowledge and teamwork skills to solve puzzles and escape the nature center. Cost is $10 per person. Registration is required.

• A public CPR course is planned for 8 a.m.-noon Saturday at the park district headquarters in the ”ªøCommunity Classroom, 18729 Mercer Road, Bowling Green. People ages 14 and older can get certified in adult, child and infant CPR and AED use as well as learning choking relief. The American Heart Association course is taught by certified park district staff. Card cost is $20.

Participants must be 14 years of age. Card cost: $20. Registration is required.

• Learn quick pickle making and tasting 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Carter Historic Farm, 18331 Carter Road, Bowling Green. Join in trying out several brining techniques with several vegetables, and then compare the results with additional snacks. Registration is required.

• Learn about Winter in the Old Northwest: Ohio’s Natives, Settlers, and Soldiers 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at William Henry Harrison Park, 644 Bierley Ave., Pemberville. Visitors can experience a Wood County winter of the past with historians from the 1st Sub-Legion of the United States, Henry County Historical Society and Pemberville Historical Society. Reenactors are to demonstrate the gear, weapons, clothes, tactics and other aspects of historic soldiers, settlers and Native Americans of the pivotal 1790s through 1812. No registration is needed.

• Take a full Full Snow Moon Walk 6:30-8 p.m. Feb. 19 at Slippery Elm Trail: Black Swamp Preserve, 1014 S. Maple St., Bowling Green. If the full moon lives up to its name, there will be snowshoes on hand to borrow. Regardless of snowfall, hikers can hit the trail and discover what is happening in the nocturnal world. Registration is required.

To register for programs, visit www.wcparks.org or call (419) 353-1897.

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