CRAWFORD PARKS DISTRICT EVENTS


Purple Martin Colony

Wednesday, June 15 7pm Unger Park, 1303 Bucyrus-Nevada Rd.

The Purple Martin colony at Unger Park is a full-blown success! Join Crawford Park District Naturalist Warren Uxley as he lowers the colony, and we register the achievements for the year. Unger Park is located just west of Bucyrus on Bucyrus-Nevada Road. For more information on programs offered by the Crawford Park District call 419-683-9000, visit our web site at www.crawfordpd.org or follow us on Facebook.

Bird Walk: Summer Residents

Saturday, June 18, 8am Heckert Nature Preserve, 1601 State Route 19

Join Crawford Park District Land Manager and Naturalist, Kyle Bailey, for a family-friendly, fun, and informative bird walk! Spring migration is complete, and summer is taking hold. Ohio summer bird residents such as Wood Thrushes, Acadian Flycatchers, Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, Yellow Warblers, and Baltimore Orioles have begun nesting and raising chicks! Optics are recommended. Some binoculars will be available. Heckert Nature Preserve is located at 1601 State Route 19 west of State Route 602. For more information on other programs offered by the Crawford Park District call 419-683-9000, visit our web site at www.crawfordpd.org or follow us on Facebook.

Stewardship: Herbaceous Vegetation

Saturday, June 18 11am Daughmer Savannah, 786 Marion-Melmore Rd.

Join Crawford Park District Land Manager Kyle Bailey for our monthly Stewardship Program where the focus will be on managing invasive Common Teasel in the last 74 acre remnant of the Sandusky Plains. Help us preserve and restore this rare deep soil Midwest prairie habitat. There will be a brief introduction about stewardship and our target species before heading out into the field. Closed-toe shoes, long sleeves, and pants are required. Dress for the weather. Some gloves and loppers will be available. Daughmer Savannah located at 786 Marion-Melmore Road just north of SR 294. Look for information on other programs offered by the Crawford Park District by visiting their web site at www.crawfordpd.org or by visiting our Facebook page.

Face to Face: Dragons & Damsels

Saturday, June 18 1pm Lowe-Volk Park, 2401 State Route 598

The Crawford Park District invites families to come meet the dragonflies and damselflies of the park up close! We will touch/hold dragonflies and their nymphs, while learning about the life cycle of a dragonfly. Then, we’ll use insect nets to go on a dragonfly hunt! Unicorn Clubtails, Comet Darners, and Turquoise & Azure Bluets should be flying this time of year. Lowe-Volk Park is located 3 miles north of US Route 30. For more information on other programs offered by the Crawford Park District, visit our web site at www.crawfordpd.org or follow us on Facebook

Pollinator Hike

Monday, June 20 2pm Daughmer Savannah, 786 Marion-Melmore Rd.

Celebrate National Pollinator Week and National Hike with a Geek Day with the Crawford Park District by taking a stroll with Naturalist (and nature nerd) Chelsea through the prairie. Our focus will be on observing pollinators in action–not only bees, but also beetles, butterflies, flies, moths, wasps, and even hummingbirds! Daughmer Savannah located at 786 Marion-Melmore Road just north of SR 294. Look for information on other programs offered by the Crawford Park District by visiting their web site at www.crawfordpd.org or by visiting our Facebook page.

Nature Story Time

Tues, June 21, 10am Lowe-Volk Park, 2401 State Route 598

Join the Crawford Park District’s Miss Chelsea on Tuesday mornings throughout the summer for a story in the park! In addition to the story, we will have animal visitors and other nature activities related to the week’s book. If you would like weekly updates on what we’ll be reading and who will be visiting, check out the Crawford Park District’s Facebook Page. Nature Story Time will be held inside the Nature Center if it is raining. Lowe-Volk Park is located 3 miles north of US Route 30. For more information on other programs offered by the Crawford Park District, visit our web site at www.crawfordpd.org or follow us on Facebook

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