"Hike for the Health of It" this year with Linda Rose to get some sun and have some fun. The first monthly hike is to take place at 2 p.m. Jan. 23 at Wolf Creek Park Campground, SR 53, north of Tiffin and south of Fremont.
Participants are to walk a different park each month, listen to nature's music and enjoy adventures during the change of seasons.
No registration is needed.
The next "Meet Me at the Cabin" program on rug braiding is planned 4:30-6:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at White Star Park Log Cabin, 5013 CR 65, Gibsonburg, south of the park's main entrance.
Bring a yard or two of cotton material, scissors, needle and thread to learn the old-fashioned way rugs were made.
Registration required by calling (419) 334-4495 or (888) 200-5577.
Open to ages 5 and older and their families, participants can arrive any time to play a game or two with a nature-based theme. Games include memory games, trivia and board games about butterflies, Lake Erie, insects and birds.
No registration is required.
New this year, Hancock Park District is starting a monthly outdoor bird monitoring program. Join Bob Sams, natural resource assistant, at 1 p.m. today for the first monitoring session. Participants should meet at the Gatehouse at Litzenberg Memorial Woods.
The program is an adult nature education session and is limited to people ages 18 and older. It qualifies for Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist credit hours.
Crawford Park District is to feature Ohioan Tom Arbour during a nature photography exhibit Jan. 21 beginning at 1 p.m.
Visitors can meet Arbour and view samples of his work at Lowe-Volk Park Nature Center, 2401 SR 598, Crestline.
The exhibit continues through Feb. 18.
Directions to Lowe-Volk Park can be found at www.crawfordparkdistrict.org or call (419) 683-9000 for further information.