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  Date Title Time Park Register
4/30/17 Oak Openings Wildflowers 1:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Waiting List
  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.  
5/1/17 Bittersweet Farms Nature Walk: All Ages 10:00 AM Off-Site Registration Closed
  Explore a site outside of the parks with Metropark's interpretive guide. Discover the different habitats found within the forest at Bittersweet Farm, located near Oak Openings Preserve. Bittersweeet Farms is a local agency committed to providing high quality programs for people in the community with autism. Metroparks is proud to offer these nature walks in collaboration with their regular daytime programs. Open to all ages.  
5/3/17 Toddler Trails 10:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  This outdoor, multi-sensory nature play and exploration introduces your toddlers to the natural world and promotes its preservation. Parents accompany and assist in their child's experience at the program. Register toddlers only.  
5/3/17 Stay Active Natually: Walking Group (Ages 55 and Up) 2:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  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 any age is welcome in this walking group.  
5/4/17 Coffee with and for the Birds!: Adult beginner to advanced birders 8:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Waiting List
  What winged jewels decorate Wildwood Metropark this season? Register for one or all of these weekly walks to look at migratory songbirds followed by a cup of bird friendly brew in the Window on Wildlife.  
5/6/17 Forest Therapy Guided Walk Sampler 9:00 AM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Reduce stress and increases well-being! Experience a shortened version of a Forest Therapy journey as a certified guide leads you on this short, nonstrenuous walk designed around activities that invite you to connect with nature by using all of your senses and staying in the present moment. Please dress in layers for this rain or shine event and leave phones and cameras behind. For details, call 419-699-3169. For information on Forest Therapy visit www.natureandforesttherapy.org.  
5/7/17 Oak Openings Wildflowers 1:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  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.  
5/7/17 Celebrate Screen Free Week with a family walk at the park! 2:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  It's screen free week! Step away from your electronics and step into nature. Doctors recommended kids spend two hours or less a day in front of a screen which can be computers, phones, television and video games. We will take a family friendly walk around Wildwood and end at the playground for some fun. this program is in partnership with Mercy's Children's Hospital.  
5/8/17 Biggest Week in American Birding Bird Hike: Beginning Birding Adults & Seniors 9:00 AM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Are you curious about all the fuss over the Biggest Week in American Birding? Never birded before and don't know what to expect? Take a naturalist led hike to learn the basics of birding and spring migration. Then stop at the Window on Wildlife to see some of the common birds of
Oak Openings. Binoculars and bird guides will be provided.
 
5/10/17 Stay Active Naturally: Walking Group (Ages 55 and Up) 2:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  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 any age is welcome in this walking group.  
5/11/17 Coffee with and for the Birds!: Adult beginner to advanced birders 8:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  What winged jewels decorate Wildwood Metropark this season? Register for one or all of these weekly walks to look at migratory songbirds followed by a cup of bird friendly brew in the Window on Wildlife.  
5/11/17 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle to Create (Adults) 4:00 PM Side Cut Register
  Art goes green! Waste, and how we choose to handle it, affects our world's environment—that's YOUR environment. The waste humans create has to be carefully controlled to be sure that it does not harm your environment and your health. Art can be an environmentally sustainable and responsible manner to deal with waste. Join Metroparks and Scrap 4 Art, Thursday afternoons in the park getting your creative on using waste materials to create something new. Every week a different project will be created using surplus donations from Scrap 4 Art. Register all attending program.  
5/12/17 In Celebration of Moms: Nature and Forest Therapy 6:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  As Mother’s Day approaches, indulge yourself or the Moms of your world in a journey led by Certified Forest Therapy Guide, Jewels Daugherty. Nature will work her magic on this spirit, mind and body adventure designed around a short, nonstrenuous walk complete with activities to help you connect with the earth. Fee includes all supplies and professional facilitation. Bring your own reusable hot cup and a light daypack for personal items, but leave phones and cameras behind. Dress in layers for this rain or shine event. For more details, call 419-699-3169. For information on Forest Therapy visit www.natureandforesttherapy.org.  
5/13/17 International Migration Bird Day Celebration Hike 11:00 AM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Get outside yourself and celebrate International Migratory Bird Day! We will discover what birds 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.  
5/14/17 Oak Openings Wildflowers 1:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  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.
 
5/16/17 Blue Week: Lupine in Bloom 10:00 AM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Take part in Blue Week 2017 and Celebrate all the local blue animals and plants. Wild Blue Lupine is one of the signature species of the Oak Openings Region and is the only host plant for the Karner Blue Butterfly larvae. Take a stroll and find some beautiful blue lupine along the way.  
5/17/17 Story Time in the Manor House: Weather and Seasons! (Ages 3-5) 10:30 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  It's warming up outside so we will discover more about how the seasons affect us and all of the creatures who make Wildwood Preserve their home. We'll meet in the Manor House Library for some stories and crafts before taking a short hike outside. Register participating children only.  
5/17/17 Stay Active Naturally: Walking Group (Ages 55 and Up) 2:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  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 any age is welcome in this walking group.  
5/18/17 Coffee with and for the Birds!: Adult beginner to advanced birders 8:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  What winged jewels decorate Wildwood Metropark this season? Register for one or all of these weekly walks to look at migratory songbirds followed by a cup of bird friendly brew in the Window on Wildlife.  
5/18/17 Blue Week: Discover the Birds 8:00 AM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Come discover what "blue" birds live and visit the Oak Openings Region during Blue Week 2017! Take a hike with a park naturalist and search for blue birds such as: bluebirds, blue jays, indigo buntings and anything else blue we can find! Limited binoculars are available to borrow, feel free to bring your own. Bring water, wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather.  
5/18/17 Friends of Side Cut: Owls Up Close 7:00 PM Side Cut No Registration Required
  Join Friends of Side Cut for a special visit from Nature’s Nursery and a few native owls! Explore owl adaptations, natural history, and which species are in your Metroparks. Bring donations to help Nature’s Nursery care for local wildlife: www.natures-nursery.org --Click the link for their wish list.
 
5/19/17 Blue Week: Endangered Species Walk 8:00 AM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Commemorate National Endangered Species Day with an early morning quest to find Lark Sparrows, an Ohio endangered species that nests right here in the Oak Openings Region. This ground nesting sparrow has unique markings and nests among the sand ridges. Bring your binoculars as the dunes are closed to protect their nesting sites. A limited number of binoculars will be available to borrow.  
5/19/17 Radical Reptiles 6:30 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Slither in to play games and explore the amazing world of reptiles with the Toledo Zoo Educational Department.  
5/20/17 Frogtastic Night 7:30 PM Secor Register
  Join the University of Toledo students and hop over to Secor Metropark for a frogtastic night of fun! Kids come early (7:30) to play a frog lifecycle game for prizes! Later (8:00), you will learn the calls of native frogs and toads that reside in the park.  
5/21/17 Oak Opening Wildflowers 1:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Discover what spring ephemerals carpet Oak opening trails as the season progresses. Register for one or all of these walks led by OCVN Naturalists, Chris and Randy Haar.  
5/23/17 Metroparks Mutts: Put a Spring in Your Step (Adults) 7:00 PM Bend View Register
  Hike to a spectacular view of the Maumee River while watching for wading great blue herons blossoming redbud trees. Dogs must be kept on standard 6 foot leash and be up to date on shots.  
5/24/17 Stay Active Naturally: Walking Group (Ages 55 and Up) 2:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  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 any age is welcome in this walking group.  
5/25/17 Coffee with and for the Birds!: Adult beginner to advanced birders 8:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  What winged jewels decorate Wildwood Metropark this season? Register for one or all of these weekly walks to look at migratory songbirds followed by a cup of bird friendly brew in the Window on Wildlife.  
5/25/17 Story Time in the Manor House: Weather and Seasons! (Ages 3-5) 10:30 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  It's warming up outside so we will discover more about how the seasons affect us and all of the creatures who make Wildwood Preserve their home. We'll meet in the Manor House Library for some stories and crafts before taking a short hike outside. Register participating children only.  
5/25/17 CANCELLED: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle to Create (Adults) 4:00 PM Side Cut Register
  Art goes green! Waste, and how we choose to handle it, affects our world's environment—that's YOUR environment. The waste humans create has to be carefully controlled to be sure that it does not harm your environment and your health. Art can be an environmentally sustainable and responsible manner to deal with waste. Join Metroparks and Scrap 4 Art, Thursday afternoons in the park getting your creative on using waste materials to create something new. Every week a different project will be created using surplus donations from Scrap 4 Art. Register all attending program.  

 

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