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  Date Title Time Park Register
2/22/18 Tales and Trails 10:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Park adventures for our youngest visitors. Preschoolers, toddler 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.  
2/23/18 Winter Wanderings Nature Walk 1:30 PM Farnsworth Register
  Join a park naturalist as we explore Farnsworth Metropark. Look for signs of wildlife, explore how birds and animals survive the winter and learn how to identify a tree with no leaves! Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress according to weather.  
2/23/18 Nature at Night Hike 6:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Walk in the park after dark on a hike that focuses on nature at night and seasonal wildlife. We will discover the night wonders at a time when visitors are not normally allowed in the park. Dress for the weather and let's get outside!  
2/24/18 Family Hike: Discover the Dunes 1:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Enjoy an afternoon stroll with the whole family while on a guided nature tour with a park interpreter and experience your favorite Metroparks from a new perspective.  
2/24/18 Winter Wanderings Nature Walk 1:30 PM Farnsworth Register
  Join a park naturalist as we explore Farnsworth Metropark. Look for signs of wildlife, explore how birds and animals survive the winter and learn how to identify a tree with no leaves! Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress according to weather.  
2/25/18 Adult Learning Series: Oaks and their Pests 2:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Enrich your knowledge of the natural and cultural history of our region through this weekly lecture series featuring an indoor presentation followed by
an optional, short naturalist led hike. Amy Stone, Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator with the Ohio State Extension, Lucas County, will speak on Oaks and their pests. The different species of Oak trees found in the Metroparks will be discussed along with some of the pests that affect them.
 
3/1/18 Wake Up With the Birds 8:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  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.  
3/2/18 Winter Wanderings Nature Walk 1:30 PM Providence Register
  Join a park naturalist as we explore Providence Metropark. Look for signs of wildlife, explore how birds and animals survive the winter and learn how to identify a tree with no leaves! Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress according to the weather.  
3/3/18 Forest Bathing: Experience the Healing Powers of the Forest 10:30 AM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Reduce stress and increase well-being! Experience a shortened version of a Forest Bathing journey as a certified guide leads you on this short, nonstrenuous walk. Feel the healing qualities of the forest with activities that invite you to connect with nature by using all of your senses. Please dress in layers for this rain or shine event and leave phones and cameras behind. For more information on Forest Bathing visit www.natureandforesttherapy.org.  
3/3/18 Winter Wanderings Nature Walk 1:30 PM Providence Register
  Join a park naturalist as we explore Providence Metropark. Look for signs of wildlife, explore how birds and animals survive the winter and learn how to identify a tree with no leaves! Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress according to the weather.  
3/4/18 Adult Learning Series: Making Rain Gardens Work with Native Plants 2:00 PM Fallen Timbers Battlefield Register
  Enrich your knowledge of the natural and cultural history of our region through this weekly lecture series featuring an indoor presentation followed by an optional, short naturalist led hike. The March 25th session will be held at Farnsworth Roche Debouf Shelter. This week, Hal Mann of the Wild Ones Oak Openings Region Chapter, will introduce the concept of rain gardens. Learn why they are important, how they work and how to make them most effective using native plants. Hal will cover the do's and don'ts and why these gardens provide a host of ecological benefits and aid storm water management.  
3/7/18 Toddler Trails 10:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  This outdoor, multi-sensory nature play and exploration introduces your toddlers up to three years old to the natural world and promotes its preservation. Parents accompany and assist in their child's experience at the program. Register toddlers only.  
3/7/18 Get to Know Your Trails 1:00 PM Swan Creek Preserve Register
  Get outside yourself and get on the trails with a park naturalist. We will look at the flora and fauna of northwest Ohio as we explore a new trail each month. This is a great way to experience our beautiful Metroparks and all they have to offer us. Please wear sturdy shoes and dress according to weather.  
3/8/18 Wake Up With the Birds 8:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  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.  
3/8/18 Tales and Trails 10:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Park adventures for our youngest visitors. Preschoolers, toddler 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.  
3/10/18 Winter Gardening Series 9:00 AM Toledo Botanical Garden Register
  to be determined  
3/10/18 Super Smelly Skunk Cabbage 10:00 AM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  What's that smell? It's not a skunk, it's skunk cabbage! Did you know that skunk cabbage is one of the first wildflowers to emerge in the spring? Come learn about this very interesting plant, where it can be found in the Metroparks and the animals that depend on it. Wear sturdy shoes and dress accordingly for the weather.  
3/11/18 Adult Learning Series: Secor Park's Supervisor Steve Stockford Will Speak 2:00 PM Fallen Timbers Battlefield Register
  Enrich your knowledge of the natural and cultural history of our region through this weekly lecture series featuring an indoor presentation followed by an optional, short naturalist led hike. The March 25th session will be held at Farnsworth Roche De Boeuf Shelter. Steve will be speaking on Northwest Ohio birds.  
3/12/18 2018 Hort Hikes at Toledo Botanical Gardens 6:00 PM Toledo Botanical Garden Register
  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)  
3/15/18 Wake Up With the Birds 8:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  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.  
3/15/18 Hurray for Homeschoolers: Seeds 10:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  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.  
3/16/18 Volunteer Training: Oak Openings Preserve Highlights 1:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  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).  
3/18/18 St. Patrick's Hike and Treasure Hunt 1:00 PM Providence Register
  Hooray! Spring is upon us! Celebrate with a nature walk along the canal towpath to Lock 44. At the lock, kids will enjoy a treasure hunt, searching for gold coins to be exchanged for prizes inside the Heritage Center. Cap off the afternoon with a visit to the Isaac Ludwig Mill for St. Paddy's punch and see how Metropark millers are gearing up for the 2018 grist milling season.  
3/18/18 Adult Learning Series: A Hooting Good Time! 2:00 PM Fallen Timbers Battlefield Register
  Enrich your knowledge of the natural and cultural history of our region through this weekly lecture series featuring an indoor presentation followed by an optional, short naturalist led hike. From resident birds to winter visiting species, today's program will address the life histories and conservation of owls and offer tips on when and where to search for them. Presented by Kim High, Metroparks Naturalist/Historical Interpreter. (Please note that next week's program on March 25th will be held at Farnsworth Roche De Boeuf Shelter.)  
3/18/18 Volunteer Training: Falen Timbers Battlefield Park Highlights 3:30 PM Fallen Timbers Battlefield Register
  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).  
3/19/18 Volunteer Training: Oak Openings Preserve Highlights 6:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  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).  
3/20/18 Celebrate Spring Hike! 5:30 PM Side Cut Register
  The days are getting longer and spring is here! Come celebrate the vernal equinox on a naturalist led hike to uncover what springtime secrets are awaiting us. Please wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather.
Bring a reusable water bottle.
 
3/21/18 Story Time in the Manor House: Owls Fly By (Ages 3 to 5) 10:30 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  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.

This months' topic: Owls Fly By

 
3/21/18 Short Hort 4:00 PM Toledo Botanical Garden Register
  to be determined  
3/22/18 Wake Up With the Birds 8:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  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.  

 

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