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1/28/18 Macro Techniques for Nature 10:00 AM Secor Registration Closed
  This one day class covers macro photography techniques up t 10x magnifications. Both the scientific and artistic aspects of macro photography will be discussed. Learn about bellows, extension tubes, macro lenses and various macro lighting equipment. Macro focus stacking will be discussed in order to create a depth-of-field not possible in one actual shot. Visit Tricountymeetups.com or call (313)804-9266 to register.  
1/28/18 Historical Tours of the Manor House 12:00 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Enjoy a free guided tour of this over 30,000 square foot, Depression-era home and learn about the region's rich history or walk through the first floor in your own time. After touring the Manor House, save time to walk through the Ellen Biddle Shipman Gardens or walk the trails through the spectacular grounds of Wildwood Preserve.  
1/28/18 Adult Learning Series: Wildflowers 2:00 PM Toledo Botanical Garden 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. This week's presenters are Chris and Randy Haar, Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists, who will offer a preview of the wonderful wildflowers of the upcoming season. The Terrace Room is located in the Conference Center.  
1/28/18 Behind The Scenes Of Stranleigh 6:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Ever wonder what is behind all those closed doors? Or, where did the maids work and sleep? Take this unique opportunity to see all four floors of the Wildwood Manor House and discover more about what life was like when the historic home was called Stranleigh. Small groups will tour typically closed spaces from the boiler room to the attic. Space is limited.  
1/29/18 Good Health Walks 11:00 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 min walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace. There will be no walk on federal holidays.  
1/29/18 Invasive Plants in the Landscape - Identification and Management 7:00 PM Toledo Botanical Garden Register
  All plants are not created equally. Some pests can become so abundant they cause issues in the landscape. Come learn about some of these bad characters and what you can do to help rid your landscape of invasive plants. Free!  
1/31/18 Good Health Walks 11:00 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 min walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace. There will be no walk on federal holidays.  
1/31/18 Evening Hike Group 6:00 PM Secor No Registration Required
  Do early winter sunset times have you lamenting the loss of your after work walk in the park? Enjoy an invigorating evening hike through your parks with a naturalist at a time when the parks are usually closed. Sturdy hiking shoes are recommended, dress for the weather.  
1/31/18 Super Blue Moon Night Walk 7:30 PM Secor Register
  Have you ever heard the phrase “once in a blue moon”? Well 2018 is giving us two blue moons, a celestial treat. January 31st blue moon will not disappoint because it is actually a Super Blue Moon! What does this all mean? January 31st will be our second full moon for the calendar month making it a blue moon. It is also a super moon, meaning that the full moon is at its closest orbit to the Earth making it appear bigger and brighter. These two phenomenons happing at the same time make it a super blue moon. Not only is all this happening but if you are awake in the early hours of January 31st you will also experience the super blue moon eclipse. The partial lunar eclipse will happen before sunrise around 6:48 am, and only last a short time before the moon sets. In the Americas, this is the first blue moon eclipse in 150 years. For our evening hike we will only experience the full blue moon. The next blue moon will be March 31st, 2018. Please remember to dress for the weather.  
2/1/18 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.  
2/1/18 Calling All Scouts: Boy Scouts Weather Merit Badge 6:00 PM Swan Creek Preserve Registration Closed
  Ever wondered where the wind comes from, how hail forms or if all clouds are the same? Scouts will find the answers to these questions and more, including rules to keep them safe in dangerous weather. Registration includes two sessions on 1/18/18 and 2/1/18. Sign up for the first session only.  
2/2/18 Groundhog Day 10:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Is spring around the corner? Or will we have six more weeks of winter? Come join us at Wildwood Preserve and explore this magnificent mammal and the legend surrounding it. There will be a groundhog walk, crafts, stories, games and FUN! Hot cocoa and light refreshments will be served.  
2/2/18 Gallery Exhibition 10:00 AM Secor No Registration Required
  Exhibits from the nation's premier nature photographers hang along side images by local talent in this gallery. The National center for Nature Photography at Secor Metropark is the only center of its kind in the country. Regular Gallery hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  
2/2/18 Good Health Walks 11:00 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 min walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace. There will be no walk on federal holidays.  
2/2/18 Garden Keepers Meeting 12:00 PM Secor Registration Closed
  This is for current Garden Keepers as a wrap up their 2017 season!  
2/3/18 Forum on Local Natural History and Research 9:30 AM Off-Site Register
  Metroparks is proud to partner with the Library to present this update at the McMaster Center on natural history and recent research of northwest Ohio's rich natural communities, such as the Oak Openings, Maumee River, and Lake Erie marshlands. Enjoy presentations, posters and dialogue about plants, mammals, birds, amphibians, insects, ecology, water quality, geology and more! This year, Metroparks welcomes keynote, Stanley D. Gehrt, Professor of Wildlife Ecology at The Ohio State University, who will present “Ghost dogs: Living with urban coyotes.” Parking garage opens at 9:00 a.m., presentations begin at 9:45 a.m. and the keynote is just before lunch. Program fee includes materials, lunch, courtesy parking at the Library's garage on Adams St. and refreshments. For more information, call 419-407-9701. For vegetarian lunch option, please make note at time of reservation. Reservations required.  
2/3/18 Gallery Exhibition 10:00 AM Secor No Registration Required
  Exhibits from the nation's premier nature photographers hang along side images by local talent in this gallery. The National center for Nature Photography at Secor Metropark is the only center of its kind in the country. Regular Gallery hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  
2/3/18 Maumee Valley Adventurers Travel Circle 2018:How NOT to Hike the Appalachian Trail: Presented by Paul Fuzinski 1:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve No Registration Required
  Join Maumee Valley Adventurers on Saturdays from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. to hike or ski, followed by an interesting travel program at 2:15 p.m. Light refreshments provided. No reservations needed. Enjoy your Metroparks!  
2/4/18 Gallery Exhibition 10:00 AM Secor No Registration Required
  Exhibits from the nation's premier nature photographers hang along side images by local talent in this gallery. The National center for Nature Photography at Secor Metropark is the only center of its kind in the country. Regular Gallery hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  
2/4/18 Historical Tours of the Manor House 12:00 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Enjoy a free guided tour of this over 30,000 square foot, Depression-era home and learn about the region's rich history or walk through the first floor in your own time. After touring the Manor House, save time to walk through the Ellen Biddle Shipman Gardens or walk the trails through the spectacular grounds of Wildwood Preserve.  
2/4/18 Orienteering 101: (Ages 12+) 1:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Put your orienteering skills to the test on our orienteering course. Brief introduction to the course and navigation included. Dress for the weather and wear footwear appropriate for off-trail and uneven ground.  
2/4/18 Adult Learning Series: Metroparks' New Howard Marsh 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. Denis Franklin, Metroparks Natural Resources Supervisor, will highlight our newest Metropark. Howard Marsh, located in Jerusalem Township is scheduled to open in the spring of 2018, just in time for the spring bird migration. Denis will discuss the property acquisition, the wetlands restoration and the park's amenities.  
2/5/18 Good Health Walks 11:00 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 min walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace. There will be no walk on federal holidays.  
2/6/18 2018 Master Gardener Volunteer Training   Toledo Botanical Garden Registration Closed
  This program is for selected volunteers. Recruitment will occur this fall and the classes will be held in the winter of 2018.  
2/6/18 Volunteer Orientation 9:30 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Metroparks of the Toledo Area!
Prior to volunteering, all new volunteers are are encouraged to attend this orientation which enables the Volunteer Services staff to meet prospective volunteers, learn more about their interests,review park policies and procedures, and provide an overview of Metropark volunteer opportunities.

Orientations are held the first Tuesday of most months. [VMT]

 
2/6/18 Calling All Scouts:Senses, Brownie Girl Scouts 6:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Waiting List
  Using our 5 senses is the best way to learn about our world. Brownies will have a chance to put all their senses to the test indoors. We will follow up with a full sensory night hike. Dress for the weather with comfortable walking shoes or boots.  
2/6/18 Fallen Timbers Battlefield Preservation Commission 7:00 PM Fallen Timbers Battlefield No Registration Required
  The Battle of Fallen Timbers helped to shape American history. Help shape the future of this fascinating site by participating in Commission meetings. For further questions emails can be sent to jwiley@rcolaw.com, Julie Wiley President.  
2/7/18 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.  
2/7/18 Good Health Walks 11:00 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 min walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace. There will be no walk on federal holidays.  
2/7/18 Backpacking 101: from Your Metroparks to the Appalachian Trail: (All Ages) 7:00 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  "The journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step." Local hiker Paul Fuzinski will share stories of his incredible 2015 Appalachian Trail "thru-hike" of 2200 miles. Whether you are a seasoned backpacker, a beginner or figuring out your next Metroparks Trail Challenge, you won't want to miss this kickoff to our 2018 backpacking program series.  

 

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