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  Date Title Time Park Register
4/24/18 Birding 201 6:30 PM Off-Site Registration Closed
  Birding 201 will introduce you to what birds live in Northwest Ohio and where you can
find them in our 15 Metroparks. Register at toledolibrary.org/events.
 
4/25/18 Fallen Timbers Spring Health Walk 8:30 AM Fallen Timbers Battlefield Registration Closed
  Make Wednesday mornings between the Spring Equinox and Memorial Day your time to get outside and get moving as you take in the beauty of Spring. An interpreter will share seasonal highlights and lead you on this moderately-paced walk along a 1.5 mile loop trail. Estimated walking time 35-45 minutes.  
4/25/18 Active Adult 55+ 2:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Registration Closed
  It's important to stay active at all ages and equally important to spend time in nature. Come move, learn and socialize as we take a gently paced nature walk around Wildwood. Dress accordingly for the weather and we welcome all ages in this walking group.  
4/26/18 Wake Up With the Birds 8:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Registration Closed
  Make Thursday morning your bird watching time! Bring your favorite morning beverage and join us in Wildwood's Window on Wildlife for this informal viewing and interpretation of our feathered friends. At 8:30, we may venture out to take a quick look in nearby trees and meadows (optional). No birding experience necessary.  
4/26/18 Tales and Trails: Ages 3-5 10:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Registration Closed
  Park adventures for our youngest visitors. Preschoolers, toddlers and their guardians enjoy story time, a nature walk and a craft to take home. There is a different theme each session. Please dress for the weather.  
4/28/18 Waterfowl, Warblers, and Other Winged Wonders 9:00 AM Pearson Registration Closed
  Come study the spring migration of the thousands of birds which fly through this area every year. From warblers to waterfowl to raptors and everything in between, our feathered friends are always a sight to behold! A short walk follows.  
4/28/18 Toledo Naturalist Association Fieldtrip: Manhattan Marsh Exploration 9:00 AM Off-Site No Registration Required
  Come out for an early preview of Manhattan Marsh. Join Metroparks Natural Resources Supervisor Denis Franklin for a walk around the 70 acre site and learn the details about how the Metroparks plan to turn this degraded marsh into a functional wetland and learning laboratory for both the public and the students at the Chase STEM Academy. While it is already a decent birding location, this former estuary of Swan Creek has incredible potential to become a real focal point.Parking is available in the Chase STEM Academy lot at 600 Bassett St.  
4/28/18 Buzz about Bees 3:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Registration Closed
  Over 4000 bee species are native to North America. Butterflies, birds and bugs are also pollinators. Search for local pollinators as we distinguish between species, spot look alike imposters and appreciate their roles in nature and human food production.  
4/29/18 Nature at Night Hike 8:00 PM Pearson Registration Closed
  Walk in the park after dark on a hike that focuses on nature at night and seasonal wildlife. We will discover the wonders of the night at a time when normally park visitors are not allowed in the park. Dress accordingly for the weather and let's get outside!  
4/30/18 Beginner Birding 9:00 AM Pearson Registration Closed
  If you are interested in joining in on all of the birding hype but want something slower paced, join the Metroparks for a beginner birding hike on the boardwalk on the north side of
Pearson.
 
5/2/18 Fallen Timbers Spring Health Walk 8:30 AM Fallen Timbers Battlefield Registration Closed
  Make Wednesday mornings between the Spring Equinox and Memorial Day your time to get outside and get moving as you take in the beauty of Spring. An interpreter will share seasonal highlights and lead you on this moderately-paced walk along a 1.5 mile loop trail. Estimated walking time 35-45 minutes.  
5/2/18 Toddler Trails: Toddlers 0-to 3 years with their adult companion 10:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Registration Closed
  This outdoor, multi-sensory nature play and exploration introduces your toddlers up to three years of age to the natural world and promotes its preservation. Parents accompany and assist in their child's experience at the program. Register toddlers only.  
5/3/18 Coffee with and for the Birds 8:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Registration Closed
  What winged jewels decorate Wildwood Metropark this season? Register for one or all of these weekly walks to look for nearby migratory songbirds followed by a cup of bird friendly brew in the Window on Wildlife.  
5/6/18 Oak Openings Wildflowers 1:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Registration Closed
  Discover what spring ephemerals carpet Oak Openings trails as the season progresses. Register for one or all of these walks led by OCVN Naturalists Chris and Randy Haar. Starts April 15th and is Sunday weekly through 5/27/18.  
5/7/18 Volunteer Training: Side Cut Park Highlights 6:00 PM Side Cut Registration Closed
  Park Specific natural and cultural history, interpretation and volunteerism are the focus of this outdoor training that feature a different Metropark each month. Open to all interested adults and recommended for Metropark Volunteers (VMT).  
5/9/18 Fallen Timbers Spring Health Walk 8:30 AM Fallen Timbers Battlefield Registration Closed
  Make Wednesday mornings between the Spring Equinox and Memorial Day your time to get outside and get moving as you take in the beauty of Spring. An interpreter will share seasonal highlights and lead you on this moderately-paced walk along a 1.5 mile loop trail. Estimated walking time 35-45 minutes.  
5/10/18 Coffee with and for the Birds 8:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Registration Closed
  What winged jewels decorate Wildwood Metropark this season? Register for one or all of these weekly walks to look for nearby migratory songbirds followed by a cup of bird friendly brew in the Window on Wildlife.  
5/12/18 International Migratory Bird Day Celebration Hike 11:00 AM Oak Openings Preserve Registration Closed
  Get outside yourself and celebrate international Migratory Bird Day! We will discover what migrants are moving through our area in one of the best birding locations in Oak Openings. Binoculars and bird guides will be provided. No experience necessary.  
5/13/18 Oak Openings Wildflowers 1:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Registration Closed
  Discover what spring ephemerals carpet Oak Openings trails as the season progresses. Register for one or all of these walks led by OCVN Naturalists Chris and Randy Haar. Starts April 15th and is Sunday weekly through 5/27/18.  
5/14/18 Lupine in Bloom 10:00 AM Oak Openings Preserve Registration Closed
  Wild Blue Lupine is one of the signature species of the Oak Openings Region and is the only host plant for the Federally Endangered Karner Blue Butterfly larvae. Take a naturalist led walk as we enjoy this beautiful plant that is state listed in Ohio as a potentially threatened species.  
5/14/18 2018 Hort Hikes at Toledo Botanical Garden 6:00 PM Toledo Botanical Garden Registration Closed
  Come out and enjoy an educational walk at the Toledo Botanical Garden (TBG). This monthly walk will highlight plants throughout the garden and include their seasonal interests-flowers, fruits, bark and more! It will be a great time to check out plants that you may want to consider for your own landscape. (Second Monday of the month, except for June)  
5/16/18 Fallen Timbers Spring Health Walk 8:30 AM Fallen Timbers Battlefield Registration Closed
  Make Wednesday mornings between the Spring Equinox and Memorial Day your time to get outside and get moving as you take in the beauty of Spring. An interpreter will share seasonal highlights and lead you on this moderately-paced walk along a 1.5 mile loop trail. Estimated walking time 35-45 minutes.  
5/16/18 All Things Blue 9:00 AM Oak Openings Preserve Registration Closed
  It's Blue Week 2018! Come and discover all things blue at Oak Openings Metropark on a naturalist led walk as we look for Wild Blue Lupine, Blue Birds, Blue Jays, Blue Violets, Blue Racer Snakes and more!  
5/16/18 Story Time in the Manor House (Ages 3 to 5) 10:30 AM Wildwood Preserve Registration Closed
  We'll meet in the Manor House Library for some stories, games and a craft before taking a short hike outside, please dress for the weather. Join us monthly for a different topic. Register participating children only.  
5/16/18 Short Hort 4:00 PM Toledo Botanical Garden Registration Closed
  to be determined  
5/17/18 Coffee with and for the Birds 8:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Registration Closed
  What winged jewels decorate Wildwood Metropark this season? Register for one or all of these weekly walks to look for nearby migratory songbirds followed by a cup of bird friendly brew in the Window on Wildlife.  
5/17/18 Birds of Blue Hike 9:00 AM Oak Openings Preserve Registration Closed
  Come discover what "blue" birds live and visit the Oak Openings Region during Blue Week 2018! Take a hike with a park naturalist and search for Blue Birds, Blue Jays, Indigo Buntings and everything blue we can find. Binoculars will be provided but feel free to bring your own. Bring water, sturdy shoes and dress for the weather.  
5/17/18 Hurray for Homeschoolers: Search for Frogs and Salamanders 6:00 PM Side Cut Registration Closed
  Parents, do you need some help with subject matter? Metroparks can design a special program just for your learning group. Call 419-407-9789. Or sign up individually for the themed programs below. Register participating children only.  
5/18/18 Endangered Species Day: Lark Sparrows 8:00 AM Oak Openings Preserve Registration Closed
  The Lark Sparrow is an endangered species in Ohio and nests right here in the Oak Openings Region. It's a sparrow that has unique markings and nests on the ground in Oak Openings Preserve among the sand ridges along Girdham Road. Bring your binoculars if you have them. If not, we will provide.  
5/18/18 Volunteer Training: Swan Creek Preserve Highlights 1:00 PM Swan Creek Preserve Registration Closed
  Park Specific natural and cultural history, interpretation and volunteerism are the focus of this outdoor training that feature a different Metropark each month. Open to all interested adults and recommended for Metropark Volunteers (VMT).  

 

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