Park district offers several weekend options


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So many things to do in the out-of-doors in Ohio. Attend the parks program and learn more.

So many things to do in the out-of-doors in Ohio. Attend the parks program and learn more.


Stream Fishes of the Sandusky

Saturday, May 21 11 a.m. Sandusky Headwaters Preserve

Sportfish like bass and walleye get lots of attention due to their larger size and economic importance. However, there are many more species of stream fishes – from suckers to darters – in our waterways that play crucial roles in our aquatic habitats. The Crawford Park District invites the public to join staff from the Ohio Division of Wildlife to explore these small, but important, links in riverine food chains.

Division staff will demonstrate stream fish sampling, including electrofishing. Crawford Park District staff will also be on hand to demonstrate stream quality monitoring techniques. Old shoes are recommended. Sandusky Headwaters Nature Preserve is located at 2400 SR 598, 3 miles north of US Route 30. For information on other programs offered by the Crawford Park District call 419-683-9000, visit our website at www.crawfordpd.org or follow us on Facebook.

Magee Marsh/Lake Erie Bird Watching

Saturday, May 21 at 7 a.m. Magee Marsh – Meet at Lowe-Volk Park

May is peak time for spring migration in Ohio, and Lake Erie provides much suitable habitat and myriads of opportunities to view birds. Join Crawford Park District staff for a co-lead field trip with the Richland County Park District staff to the world-famous warbler capital of the world Magee Marsh. We will carpool from Lowe-Volk and head to Magee Marsh searching for warblers, vireos, thrushes, and flycatchers. Then we will work our way along the Lake Erie Coastline stopping at other famous locations such as the recently opened Howard Marsh, Maumee Bay Boardwalk, Ottawa Wildlife Refuge, and other sites searching for waterfowl, gulls, shorebirds, and other local rarities. \

We will eat lunch at the famous Blackberry Corner Tavern known for their assortment of fresh pie. This is a family friendly program. Dress for the weather. Optics are recommended. Please call the Crawford Park District at 419-683-9000 to register. Lowe-Volk Park is located 3 miles north of US Route 30. For information on other programs offered by the Crawford Park District call 419-683-9000, visit our website at www.crawfordpd.org or follow us on Facebook.

Ohio Summer Adventure Day Trips

Saturday, May 21 at 10 a.m. Lowe-Volk Park

The Crawford Park District invites you to come and learn about exciting places you can go in our Central Ohio Area for hiking, camping, nature activities, geology, and archeology. Central Ohio has a lot of exciting parks, museums, nature and wildlife centers, festivals, and attractions that would make great family adventures this coming summer.

This is a one-hour lesson and a handout listing a wide variety of Central Ohio Adventures will be provided. Call the Crawford Park District at 419-683-9000 to register. Walk-ins are welcome. Lowe-Volk Park is located 3 miles north of US Route 30. For information on other programs offered by the Crawford Park District call 419-683-9000, visit our website at www.crawfordpd.org or follow us on Facebook.

Feeding Day

Sunday, May 22 1 p.m. Lowe-Volk Park

The animals that reside in the Crawford Park District’s Lowe Volk Park Nature Center get a variety of food. Some prefer worms or mice while others gobble up leafy greens and vegetables. Stop by to help Naturalist Lisa feed some of our animal ambassadors. Lowe-Volk Park is located 3 miles north of US Route 30. For information on other programs offered by the Crawford Park District call 419-683-9000, visit our website at www.crawfordpd.org or follow us on Facebook.

Book Club

Monday, May 23 6 p.m. Lowe-Volk Park, 2401 State Route 598

Do you love nature and love to read? With the abundance of books available for nature lovers, sometimes it is hard to choose the next great book to read. Join the Crawford Park District’s Book Club and we will figure it out together. Come armed with your favorite book about nature or a nature centered book you want to read and be ready to make your case to the club. Meetings are held at the Lowe-Volk Park Nature Center. Lowe-Volk Park is located 3 miles north of US Route 30. For information on other programs offered by the Crawford Park District call 419-683-9000, visit our website at www.crawfordpd.org or follow us on Facebook.

So many things to do in the out-of-doors in Ohio. Attend the parks program and learn more.
https://www.galioninquirer.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/38/2022/05/web1_Magee-Marsh.jpgSo many things to do in the out-of-doors in Ohio. Attend the parks program and learn more.

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