Park District offers November events


The Wood County Park District is offering a variety of programming during November including events tied to Native American Heritage Month.

Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist Certification Program

Tuesday, November 6; 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Park District Headquarters

18729 Mercer Road, Bowling Green

This informational session will explain the details of this excellent natural resources education program. Beginning in April, this certification program is coupled with community-based volunteer service. Sessions include many topics such as birds, interpretation, ecology, native plants, mammals, insects, geology, and more! Certification co-sponsored by OSU Extension.Register at, or call (419) 353-1897


Turkey Tomfoolery

Thursday, November 8, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Otsego Park

Thompson Stone Hall

20000 W. River Road, Bowling Green

Wild turkeys are being seen much more frequently here in Wood County. Bring the kids out to learn about one of the largest birds in our parks, we will finish the evening with some games and fun activities. Register at, or call (419) 353-1897


EcoLit Book Group Meeting

Thursday, November 8, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

W.W. Knight Nature Preserve

Friends’ Green Room

29530 White Road, Perrysburg

For this meeting, please read Mind of the Raven by Bernd Heinrich. 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, or call (419) 353-1897


Wild Skills: Shelter-Skelter

Saturday, November 10; 10:00 – 11:30 am

W.W. Knight Nature Preserve

25930 White Road, Perrysburg

Be prepared for when your adventure turns south. Having a shelter to get out of the elements can be a life saver! Get hands on and learn to build one using only the nature around you. Register at, or call (419) 353-1897


The Native American Experience

Tuesday, November 13; 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Otsego Park: Thompson Stone Hall

20000 W. River Road, Bowling Green

What was life like for Native Americans as they coped with pressure from European settlers? Join guest speaker Taylor Moyer, Toledo School of the Arts humanities teacher and living historian, as he describes the interaction between the two cultures from a Native American perspective. Details of clothing, tools and other artifacts will be woven into the narrative.Register at, or call (419) 353-1897


Fly tying by Wildwood Anglers

Thursday, November 15, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

W.W. Knight Nature Preserve

Friends’ Green Room

29530 White Road, Perrysburg

Join Brad Dunkle, local fly fishing guide and owner of Wildwood Anglers, for a small group intro to fly tying. All material and tools provided. Registration required, no walk–ins. Cost: $12, FWCP $8. Register at, or call (419) 353-1897


Wild Skills: Bow-drill Workshop

Friday, November 16; 6:00 – 8:00 pm

W.W. Knight Nature Preserve

25930 White Road, Perrysburg

Build and test out your own bow-drill fire-starting kit. Learn about the evolution of fire-starting, which materials work best, and how to identify the best wood for the job. Wood provided. Bring your own knife capable of substantial wood carving. $10/$5 FWCP. Leader: Craig Spicer

Emerge: Cap 20. Must be 13 years of age or older (minors must have release of liability sign by adult before attending). Carving and knife skills will not be covered in depth – please become familiar and practice before attending. Full-tang knives preferred, with blades less than 5” long. Register at, or call (419) 353-1897


Ohio Decoy Collectors and Carvers Demo

Saturday, November 17, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Otsego Park

20000 W. River Road, Bowling Green

Learn the process of carving hunting decoys, and see examples of decoys along the banks of the Maumee River. Carving enthusiasts will be on hand to demonstrate techniques and share their expertise. No registration needed



Holiday Baking Mix Jars

Saturday, November 17; 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Carter Historic Farm

18331 Carter Road, Bowling Green

Drop by anytime between 1:00 and 3:30 to learn how to package gift cookie and cake mixes in jars for cute and convenient gifting. Materials and ingredients for 2 jars provided, as well as decorative instruction cards for recipients. Register, or call (419) 353-1897



Hidden Insects: Galls, Cocoons and Egg Cases

Sunday, November 18; 1:00 – 2:30 pm

Sawyer Quarry Nature Preserve

26940 Lime City Road, Perrysburg

Insects don’t completely disappear with the arrival of cold weather, some hide in plain sight while they wait for spring. Join a naturalist as we look closely for these hidden winter homes.  Register at, or call (419) 353-1897


Homeschoolers: Native American Lifeways and Games

Monday, November 19; 10:00 – 11:30 am

W.W. Knight Nature Preserve

25930 White Road, Perrysburg

Travel back in time to the Great Black Swamp, where the Anishnabe people made a livelihood well before European settlers moved in. Experience the Anishnabe way of life, get hands on with tools, and take part in some fun and games! Register, or call (419) 353-1897



Who, Who, Who’s There Owl Walk

Tuesday, November 27, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Bradner Interpretive Center

11491 Fostoria Road, Bradner

We will be on the hunt for owls, especially Ohio’s largest resident owl. We will start indoors for a short talk and then hit the trail for some owl calling. Dress for the weather. The program is cancelled in case of high winds or rain.  Register, or call (419) 353-1897