Seneca County Park District invites all ages to the monthly Nature Walk Bird Talk 8 a.m. March 17 at Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve. Participants can walk the trails looking and listening to the sights and sounds of the preserve.
Binoculars would be helpful.
The walk last about 1 1/2 hours and qualifies for the walking stick program. Garlo preserve is south of Bloomville on SR 19.
All ages are welcome to a "Looking for Green" hike 11 a.m. March 17 at Forrest Nature Preserve, 701 E. CR 6. Hikers will be looking for green things in the park, including the earliest wildflowers.
Boots are recommended.
Young Adventurers ages 6-12 can learn about "Spring Wonders" 4:30 p.m. March 19 at Schekelhoff Nature Preserve. Kids will be searching for signs of spring in flora and fauna.
Schekelhoff park is off Water Street in Tiffin near the city's water pollution control plant.
Hike with Linda Rose, make some new friends or bring old friends for a walk at 4 p.m. March 20 at White Star Wetlands, 1330 CR 66, Gibsonburg. The walk is in a different location each month so walkers can enjoy the change of seasons.
No registration is needed.
Sandusky County Park District announces hunting season ended Feb. 29. Of the 451 people registered to hunt Ringneck Ridge Wildlife Area and part of White Star Park, 54 were youth. All trails now are open every day.
Park personnel also are announcing scuba diving season at White Star Park begins Saturday.
Water level in the quarry is at a record high, and there has been no ice because of the mild weather, so Divers Inc. plans to begin the season early.
For more information about scuba diving and to see underwater photos of the quarry, visit www.whitestarquarry.com.
For more information on other park programs, call (419) 334-4495 or visit www.lovemyparks.com.
Registration is required by Thursday to join nationally recognized historian and author Elizabeth Topping as she talks about women's fashion during the Civil War. The presentation starts at 10 a.m. in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods nature preserve March 17.
This is the third lecture in the Hancock Park District's Civil War lecture series.
Topping plans to talk about the truth behind what woman really wore and why they wore what they did in the 1860s. Participants can dress at the park and experience fashion of the period firsthand.
Register with $2 at the park office, 1424 E. Main Cross St., Findlay.
Oakwoods preserve is west of Findlay at 1400 Oakwoods Lane.
For more information, visit www.hancockparks.com or call (419) 425-PARK.
Crawford Park District invites everyone to join naturalist Wendy Peyton at Lowe-Volk Park, 401 SR 598, Crestline, 10 a.m. Saturday to experience the making of maple syrup. Follow the sap step-by-step from tree to treat.
At 2 p.m. March 17, the parks will be hosting a hunt for skunk cabbage at Galion Wetland. Skunk cabbage is noted for its ability to generate temperatures that are warmer than ambient air. It can melt its way through snow and flower in late winter.
A former peat bog, the wetland is 6.7 acres north of Heise Park. The group is to meet at the softball field picnic shelter behind the Galion YMCA.
Waterproof boots are recommended.