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Stream Stomping

Aeraland Recreation Area 1141 Township Road 243, Fostoria, OH

Explore our local stream life by using nets to find fish, crayfish, water striders, and macroinvertebrates living in the South Branch Portage River. Hancock Park District will talk about life in stream habitats, the importance of stream studies, and take a closer look at the things we find. Each participant must wear closed-toed shoes and […]

Free

Butterfly Hike

Aeraland Recreation Area 1141 Township Road 243, Fostoria, OH

Summer is in session and the butterflies are fluttering. Join Hancock Park District and take a hike through Aeraland Recreation Area searching for butterflies. Due to the presence of milkweed on the property, there is a good chance to see monarch butterflies. We might also see black swallowtails, viceroy, spicebush swallowtails, and more. Meet at […]

Free

Fuzzy – Wuzzy Hike

Aeraland Recreation Area 1141 Township Road 243, Fostoria, OH

There are a lot of things in nature that are fuzzy or that start out that way and then change. Baby ducks are fuzzy and then they get feathers. Caterpillars are fuzzy sometimes and then they become butterflies. Plants can have fuzzy looking flowers because of the pollen and cattails become that way with time. […]

Free

Bug Hunters

Aeraland Recreation Area 1141 Township Road 243, Fostoria, OH

Let us explore the world of insects. First, learn what makes an animal an insect. A story will be read by Hancock Park District staff about the subject. We will then use insect nets and magnifying glasses to search for insects in the park, such as ladybugs, crickets, caterpillars, ants, and butterflies. As we find […]

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