Park programs, March 3
• Seneca County Park District’s Backpackin’ Babies topic for 5 p.m. Thursday is Beautiful Birds at Schekelhoff Nature Preserve, near Tiffin’s Water Pollution Control Center. Parents, grandparents or care-givers of infants from birth to 18 months are invited to explore the world of backyard birds with fingerplays, stories and puppets. Registration is required.
• Preschool Pals ages 3-5 with an adult companion can learn about Exciting Eagles at 5 p.m. March 11 at Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve, 6777 S SR 19, Bloomville. Kids can learn about bald eagles, their habitat, what they eat, where they sleep and other information as they walk the path looking for clues. There also is to be an eagle craft. Registration is required.
• Every month, a new story is posted in the park district’s Walk & WRead program at Garlo preserve. Once a month, participants can walk the Storybook Trail for a new story. Read six books and earn a prize. The trail is co-sponsored with Bliss Public Library, Bloomville.
For more information or to register for programs, call (419) 447-8091 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the website at senecacountyparks.com.
• Sandusky County Park District has scheduled a spring hike at Peninsular Farms at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Participants should meet at the main office at Countryside Park, Fremont, to travel to the farm, look for early wildflowers and signs of new growth as well as discuss the historical importance of the privately-owned property.
• A bird feeder banding program is set for 8-10 a.m. March 10 at the house at Creek Bend Farm, Lindsay. Participants can see winter birds that visit feeders and be able to help in ongoing bird research. Dress for the weather. Registration is required.
For more information or to register, visit lovemyparks.com or call (419) 334-4495.
• Hancock Park District’s Maple Sugarin’ Pancake Breakfast is to take place 9-11 a.m. Saturday in the Activity Barn at Litzenberg Memorial Woods, US 224 west of Findlay. The breakfast is to include pancakes, syrup, sausage, juice and coffee. Register by noon Friday with $5 per person for ages 4 and older.
• The breakfast coincides with a Maple Sugarin’ program living history experience 9 a.m.-noon that allows visitors to step back in time to see the process Ohio pioneers and Native Americans used to collect sap, transport it to the sugar bush and boil it down to produce sweet maple syrup. Visitors may create a beaded maple leaf key chain in the shelter, walk the trails, enjoy the scenic sap science stop, visit the McKinnis family home and warm up in the Activity Barn with a hot drink and maple sweets sold by Fruths’ Sugarhouse.
For more information or to register for programs, visit hancockparks.com or call (419) 425-7275.