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Little Hands Nature Club: Tall, Tall, Trees

Oakwoods Nature Preserve

If you look up and around you, you are bound to see some trees. These amazing plants play an important role in our lives and provide food and shelter for […]

Free

National Moth Week: Adult Moth Hike

Aeraland Recreation Area 1141 Township Road 243, Fostoria, OH

National Moth Week celebrates the beauty, life cycles, and habitats of moths. First, learn what moths are and why they are important. Then we will hike the trails to look for moths and other nocturnal insects that were attracted to sugar baits. We will also look for caterpillars using a UV flashlight, since caterpillars glow […]

Free

National Moth Week: Daytime Moth Hike

Litzenberg Memorial Woods 6100 U. S. 224 West, Findlay, OH, United States

We mostly think of moths being out only during the night. However, many moths are active during the day. Come along as we hike the south side of Litzenberg Memorial Woods in search of our active daytime moths and resting nighttime moths. We will use insect nets to try and locate and capture moths. We […]

Free
Archery Instruction

Archery Instruction – Youth

Oakwoods Nature Preserve

Come out for an archery class led by a Hancock Park District certified archery instructor. All necessary equipment and targets will be provided. You will have an opportunity to learn the basics of archery along with safety measures, while shooting arrows at several targets with a compound bow. How close to your target can you […]

$10.00

Nature Detective

Litzenberg Memorial Woods 6100 U. S. 224 West, Findlay, OH, United States

Be a nature detective along with your friends at Hancock Park District and explore the trails with a magnifying glass. There are fun things to find above and below the ground. You might find a worm, spider, or beetle under a log. Meet at the Shelter.  This free program is open to children ages 4-6 […]

Free

Hidden in Plain Sight

Oakwoods Nature Preserve

There are many animals that are good at hiding. When an animal blends in with its environment, that is known as camouflage. Join us for this program and explore the different forms of camouflage and learn about the animals that use camouflage to hide, such as the octopus, praying mantis, chameleon, and more. Meet at […]

Free

National Moth Week: Family Moth Hike

Riverbend Recreation Area 9250 TR 208, Findlay, OH, United States

Join Hancock Park District and learn about the beauty and importance of moths. First, learn what a moth is, how they are different from butterflies, and about their life cycle and why they are important. Then we will hike the trails to look for moths and other nocturnal insects that were attracted to sugar baits. […]

Free

Richard S. “Doc” Phillips Discovery Center Open House

Oakwoods Nature Preserve

The Hancock Park District Discovery Center will be open for visitation. Visitors can choose to participate in unstructured and/or structured activities. Activities and attractions include birdwatching via the Windows on Wildlife, mounted animals and live animals on display, nature videos, field guides and nature books for reading, touch table and puppets, and seasonal displays and […]

Free

National Moth Week: Moth Night

Oakwoods Nature Preserve

As National Moth Week ends, enjoy a night of mothing, and learn how you can study moths at home. First, learn how to attract moths with lights and help set up a light trap. Then we will head out on the trails where participants can sugar bait their own tree. As we wait for it […]

Free