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Spring Wildflowers Hike

Aeraland Recreation Area 1141 Township Road 243, Fostoria, OH

Before the leaves on the trees shade the forest floor, the warm soil will produce spring wildflowers. Flora, such as spring beauties, bloodroot, and dog-tooth violet should be available for viewing. The trail may be wet and muddy, so wear appropriate shoes. Meet at the shelter.  This free program is open to those 18 and […]

Free

Wee Ones: Animal Alphabet

Riverside Park

From A to Z, there is an animal for each letter of the alphabet. Join us as we practice our ABCs in a fun, outdoor style. We will walk through Riverside Park, pass by some Animal Alphabet signs, and have fun with the alphabet. Meet at the Waterfalls Pavilion.  This free program is open to […]

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Herps for Homeschoolers

Oakwoods Nature Preserve 1400 Oakwoods Lane, Findlay, OH

Join Hancock Park District for this program about reptiles and amphibians and learn about what makes reptiles and amphibians unique. Join the parks as they go hiking, look for frogs and snakes, and do a craft that shows the life cycle of a frog. Hop and slither over for a fun learning experience. Meet at […]

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Bird Songs for Beginners

Oakwoods Nature Preserve 1400 Oakwoods Lane, Findlay, OH

If you love listening to birds in your yard or out in the park, but you do not know the names of the birds, then join Hancock Park District for Bird Songs for Beginners. You can listen to the songs and calls of common backyard birds, discuss their purpose, and learn how to identify birds. […]

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Spring Search, Flap, Prance and Hop

Oakwoods Nature Preserve 1400 Oakwoods Lane, Findlay, OH

During this scavenger hunt, Hancock Park District and friends will search for things in nature, but if you find a feather, you will flap our arms like a bird. If you find an animal track, you might prance like a deer or hop like a rabbit. Children might get dirty, even wet, and muddy, so […]

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Birdhouse and Bird Feeder Creations for Homeschoolers

Oakwoods Nature Preserve 1400 Oakwoods Lane, Findlay, OH

Homeschool students will have an opportunity to create a birdhouse and a bird feeder. They will use milk jugs, soda bottles, popsicle sticks, twigs, buttons, and more. Supplies will be provided. Since paint and permanent markers will be used for decorating, appropriate clothing should be worn. This program takes place at two times, ages 6-9 […]

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Dance of the Timberdoodles

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

Every spring a small odd-looking bird called an American Woodcock performs a special sky dance in the twilight. Join Hancock Park District for a night hike as they search for timberdoodles and hope to observe their sky dance. Information will be provided about the American Woodcock, its cool features, and why it performs the sky […]

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Dragons: Fiction and Fact

Oakwoods Nature Preserve 1400 Oakwoods Lane, Findlay, OH

Dragons are mythological creatures having resemblance to snakes and lizards. But where did the concept of a dragon come from? In this program, you can explore the history of dragon myths from around the world and find out what caused our ancestors to imagine these fantastic creatures of legend. Meet at the Discovery Center.  This […]

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Colors of Spring

Oakwoods Nature Preserve 1400 Oakwoods Lane, Findlay, OH

Spring has finally arrived. From wildflowers to birds, there are wonderful colors to see. Join us for Colors of Spring to learn about colors and how to mix colors to make new colors. Meet at the Discovery Center.  This free program is open to ages 3 and under with an adult; other aged siblings are […]

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Snail Hike

Oakwoods Nature Preserve 1400 Oakwoods Lane, Findlay, OH

Snails prefer to live on the wet forest floor. After reading a story about snails, we will hike the trails in search of our slimy shelled friends and their hiding places. We will also look for animals that like to live alongside snails like pill bugs and salamanders. Meet at Shelter 3.  This free program […]

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