County parks are busy places during March

W.W. Knight Preserve

From WOOD COUNTY PARK DISTRICT

Native Bees and Bee Houses

Wednesday, March 76:30 – 8:30 pm

J.C. Reuthinger Preserve

30370 Oregon Road, Perrysburg

Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists Suzanne Nelson and Dean Babcock will present on native bees and how to encourage them to visit your backyard. You will complete your own mason bee house with guidance from the program leaders.

Register at www.wcparks.org, or call (419) 353-1897

Native American Moccasin Making Workshop Series

Tuesdays, March 6, 13, 20, and 27; 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Carter Historic Farm

18331 Carter Road, Bowling Green

Learn the skill of making authentic Native American moccasins over the course of four sessions. The Plains two-piece style will be featured. Attendance at all sessions is required. Cost: $20; FWCP $15.

Register at www.wcparks.org, or call (419) 353-1897

EcoLit Book Group Meeting

Thursday, March 8, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

W.W. Knight Nature Preserve: Hankison Great Room

29530 White Road, Perrysburg

For this meeting, please read The Boilerplate Rhino: Nature in the Eye of the Beholder, essays by David Quammen. Group meets once a month. Register for any or all. Discussion leader: Cheryl Lachowski, Senior Lecturer, BGSU English Dept. and Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist (OCVN).

Register at www.wcparks.org, or call (419) 353-1897

 

CPR Certification at the Park

Saturday, March 108:00 am – noon

Park District Headquarters

18729 Mercer Road, Bowling Green

Get certified in adult, child, and infant CPR and AED use and learn choking relief. This American Heart Association course is taught by certified Park District staff. Participants must be 14 years of age. Registration deadline is March 3Card certification cost: $20.

Register at www.wcparks.org, or call (419) 353-1897

Community & Parks Open Forum

Wednesday, March 14th  5:00 – 7:00 pm

N Baltimore Public Library

230 N. Main Street, North Baltimore

Learn about the new and exciting opportunities with the Wood County Parks. Your input matters. Share your thoughts with us to help shape the future of the parks. Light refreshments and good company provided.

Archery Skills: M-Archery Madness!

Friday, March 166:00 – 7:30 pm

William Henry Harrison Park

644 Bierley Ave, Pemberville

Beginning archers build their skills in this fun and instructional program, where we’ll focus on body posture and aiming, eventually progressing to moving ball targets! All archery equipment provided, personal gear welcome (inspected at program). Must be 7 years of age or older. Cost: $5/$3 FWCP.

Register at www.wcparks.org, or call (419) 353-1897

Working with Black Swamp Soils Series                         

Sundays, March 18April 22, & May 201:00 – 3:30 pm

W.W. Knight Preserve

29530 White Road, Perrysburg

Working with the soils of the Great Black Swamp can be a challenge. In this workshop series participants will learn how to identify the soils on their property; test soil for various properties and learn how to mitigate some of the challenges. Topics will include soil management, native plants, ways to attract wildlife and sustainability. Sign up for the March 18 session only and plan to attend the April and May sessions.

Register at www.wcparks.org, or call (419) 353-1897

Spring Solstice Woodcock Wander                         

Tuesday, March 207:30 – 9:00 pm

Slippery Elm Trail: Cricket Frog Cove

14810 Freyman Road, Cygnet

As the sun sets a very special bird begins preparing for one the best aerial courtship displays in North America. He goes by names such as: bogsucker, timberdoodle, mudbat and many more. This will be a twilight hike under a crescent moon. We will listen for nocturnal wildlife and gaze at a sky full of stars. Register at www.wcparks.org, or call (419) 353-1897

 

Teen Naturalists  

Wednesday, March 216:00 – 7:00 pm

Wednesday, April 256:00 – 7:00 pm

Wednesday, May 166:00 – 7:00 pm

  1. W. Knight Nature Preserve

29530 White Road, Perrysburg

Join our teen naturalist club! We’ll take a closer look at a different topic each month, covering everything from astronomy to zoology. Meetings are held once a month. during the school year. Meetings will resume in the fall. March: Birds and Migration. April: Water. May: End-of-school-year picnic. Register at www.wcparks.org, or call (419) 353-1897

 

Board Game Night

Thursday, March 226:00 – 8:30 pm

Carter Historic Farm

18331 Carter Road, Bowling Green

Did you know that Monopoly, Sorry and Scrabble were all popular in the 1930s? Board games were a great way to keep the family entertained during the long cold winter. Come join us to play some old favorites or bring something new to try. Snacks provided. Register at www.wcparks.org, or call (419) 353-1897

PiPs – Preschoolers in the Parks: What Does the Fox Say?

Friday, March 2310:00 – 11:00 am

W.W. Knight Nature Preserve

29530 White Road, Perrysburg

Children 3-6 years of age enjoy an activity and craft while learning about the mysterious, yet musical, fox! Adult companions must remain with children for this program. Register atwww.wcparks.org, or call (419) 353-1897

Black Frog Beer and Trivia

Friday, March 23, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Otsego Park: Thompson Stone Hall

20000 W. River Road, Bowling Green

Test your knowledge with a great pairing of microbrew and a frog and toad trivia competition in a natural setting. A Black Frog Brewery representative will discuss the different beers offered. Prizes will be awarded to the top three groups in the trivia contest. Cost: $15 per person/$10 FWCP.  Register at www.wcparks.org, or call (419) 353-1897

Community & Parks Open Forum

Saturday, March 241:00 – 3:00 pm

Wood County District Public Library Meeting room

251 N. Main Street, Bowling Green

Learn about the new and exciting opportunities with the Wood County Parks. Your input matters. Share your thoughts with us to help shape the future of the parks. Light refreshments and good company provided.

 

Senior Nature Hike Series

Mondays, March 26April 9April 23, and May 7, 10:00 – 11:30 am

March 26: Sawyer Quarry Nature Preserve

26940 Lime City Road, Perrysburg

April 9: Bradner Preserve

11491 Fostoria Road, Bradner

April 23: WW Knight Nature Preserve

29530 White Road, Perrysburg

May 7: Cedar Creeks Preserve

4070 Walbridge Road, Northwood

Join a naturalist for exercise and the wonder of watching the seasonal changes. The hikes will offer a true mind-body connection. Sign up for one week or all three. Register atwww.wcparks.org, or call (419) 353-1897

 

Spring Wildflower Walk                         

Tuesday, March 276:00 – 7:30 pm

Sawyer Quarry Nature Preserve

26940 Lime City Road, Perrysburg

Woodland wildflowers put on a brief, but beautiful show on the forest floor. Join us for a naturalist led stroll to see who is starring this month. Learn why these flowers are called ephemerals. Register at www.wcparks.org, or call (419) 353-1897

Blue Moon Walk                         

Saturday, March 318:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Bradner Preserve

11491 Fostoria Road, Bradner

The second full moon of March; a Blue Moon lights the way on this naturalist-led night hike. Track nocturnal wildlife, call owls and gaze at a sky full of stars. Register at www.wcparks.org, or call (419) 353-1897

Bird Song I.D.

Saturday, March 319:00 am – noon

Bradner Preserve: Nature Interpretation Center

11491 Fostoria Road, Bradner

Learning bird songs can seem daunting, but we’ll look at ways to improve your skills through field experience and the use of technology to learn some common bird songs. Register atwww.wcparks.org, or call (419) 353-1897

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