Park Programs, April 22

Seneca County

• A Craft Creations program on knitting 101 is planned for 5 p.m. Wednesday at Seneca County Park District’s Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve, SR 19 south of Bloomville. Participants can try their hands at basic knitting stitches. No experience needed, but experienced people can join in. Yarn and knitting needles are provided or participants can provide their own. All ages are welcome. Registration is required.

• Youth ages 12-17 are invited to take part in a Discovery Series program about full moons at 8 p.m. April 30 at Clinton Nature Preserve. Teens can join a naturalist to discover something new each month. This month’s topic is learning why moons become full and folklore that goes with it. Dress for the weather. Registration is required.

To register or for more information, call (419) 447-8091 or email lrose@senecacounty


Wood County

• Teens ages 13-18 are invited to join Wood County Park District for Teen Naturalists at 6 p.m. Wednesday at W.W. Knight Nature Preserve, 29530 White Road, Perrysburg. Members are to learn about the natural world and take a closer look at a different topic every month. April’s topic is water and May is an end-of-the-school-year picnic. Registration is required.

• The Carter Ruggers are to meet for their monthly meeting 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Carter Historic Farm, 18331 Carter Road, Bowling Green. Anyone beginning or experienced is welcome to join the group on the fourth Thursday of each month to work on crocheted rugs. Take along materials for personal pieces or work with materials provided for farm pieces. Craft instruction is provided by Friends of the Parks board member Virginia Dean. Anyone new to crocheted rugs can arrive at 6 p.m. this month for a jump-start. Snacks are provided. Registration is required.

• People ages 7 and older are invited to open archery 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Otsego Park, 20000 W. River Road, Bowling Green. Equipment is provided along with brief beginner-friendly instruction from certified instructors. No registration is required.

• Enjoy a full moon walk at 8:30 p.m. April 29 at Cedar Creeks Preserve, 4575 Walbridge Road, Northwood. Stoll under a full Pink Moon and learn moon lore as well as look and listen for nocturnal wildlife. No dogs are permitted. Registration is required.

For more information or to register for programs, visit www.wcparks.org.

Crawford County

• Join Crawford Park District for a spring hike at 10 a.m. Saturday at Carpenter’s Bottom, 3229 SR 98, Bucyrus, which has blankets of spring wildflowers, rich bottomland and a vernal pool. All ages can join Josh for a morning stroll.

• Viewing the Night Sky is planned for 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Lowe Volk Park, 2401 SR 598, Crestline. Join Lowe-Volk Astronomy Club as they share their knowledge and telescope skills with those interested in celestial sights. Take a telescope along or allow the volunteers assist with those provided. Sky targets for spring are M1 (Crab Nebula), M42 (Orion Nebula), M44 (Beehive Cluster) and M65 (Spiral Galaxy). The astronomy club meets each fourth Saturday after sunset.

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

Sandusky County

• Sandusky County Park District is planning a nature photography field trip at 6 p.m. Thursday at White Star Park, Gibsonburg. Explore the parks and take photos of spring beauty. All skill levels are welcome. Registration is required.

• Join a wildflower walk through White Star Park’s Doug Haubert Wetland at 6-8 p.m. April 30. Marsh habitats are full of life in the spring so be prepared to see lots of birds and learn about wildflowers in bloom. Registration is required.