Living History Days — Join the Crawford Park District at Lowe-Volk Park on June 3-4. This annual historical event celebrating Crawford County’s Revolutionary War connection. The CPD partners with our local re-enactment group, Colonel Crawford’s Company, to put on this event. There will be re-enactments of Colonel Crawford’s capture, period demonstrations, historical presentations, tomahawk throwing, lantern and bus tours, and much more. Bring the family to experience history as it was in Crawford County.
Hear Birdy, Birdy — Calling all bird nerds to Lowe-Volk Park on May 4 at 5 p.m. Come to the Nature Center for National Bird Day. We’ll play bird themed games and have other activities and then take a hike to see or hear who’s around in the Park.
Bird Walk at Sears Wood — at 9 a.m. on May 6 at Sears Woods in Bucyrus. More migratory birds pass through Ohio in early May than at any other time of the year. This massive movement of warblers, tanagers, flycatchers, vireos, thrushes and more is truly spectacular. Meet Warren Uxley at the Sears Woods parking lot.
Tellin’ Tales: The Sandusky River — This program is at 2 p.m. May 6 at Lowe-Volk Park. The Sandusky River has been a major environmental force in Crawford County and Ohio for centuries. Its physical and life supporting characters have had far reaching effects on the balance of ecosystems. Beginning with a general summary of the Sandusky River watershed, each attendee will have an opportunity to share their personal experiences related to the great and powerful Sandusky. From a childhood wading experience, or the sight of your first blue heron, to seeing the river extend past its boundaries in a raging flood, oral history will be shared. Bring any Sandusky River photos, news reports or items that will add to the richness of this learning experience.
Leesville History — Lear about the Leesville Jail and hear stories of the Leesville Rascals on May 6 at 3:15 p.m. at Lowe-Volk Park. A catch-up session on the Leesville Jail is planned along with a focus on a few of the ornery Leesville residents whose antics were documented in local newspapers. Bring any information or photos that you may have that relate to the topic. Anyone who has a connection to Leesville or is interested in the history of our area is welcome to participate.
Homeschool in Nature: Archery — This program is May 11 at 2 p.m. at Lowe-Volk Park. The park district is aiming to end the Homeschool in Nature Series with a little outdoor recreation fun. Sign up to nock an arrow and hit your mark on the target. The session is for homeschoolers ages 5-12 years. Call the Park District to reserve your spot in each class by May 10.
Bird Banding at Lowe-Volk Park — Join us from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 13. In conjunction with the Pancake Breakfast, we’ll be banding birds in the bird viewing room of the Nature Center. Join Bob Placier, Josh, and Lisa for a morning of science. They’ll be monitoring mist nets to see which birds inhabit or pass through Lowe-Volk Park. Banding is used to track trends in bird populations, among other research applications. All ages are welcome. Join us for the fun and grab some pancakes in support of your Park District.
Pancakes in the Park fundraiser — Fill up on pancakes Saturday, May 13 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lowe-Volk Park. Come and support your parks while satisfying your appetite. Pancakes topped with real maple syrup, add a side of delicious ham, and a great morning will be had enjoying and supporting your Park District.
Fly-tying program at Lowe-Volk Park — The fun starts at 1 ap.m. May 20. Dave Meadows will lead this informative program on fly-tying. Knowledge of matching the correct fly to the correct fishing goal is central to the process. Meadows will cover the basic tools and skills needed to construct artificial flies that fish will attack.
Nature Hike at Daughmer Savannah — It starts at 3 p.m. May 22, Many of the threatened plant species found at Daughmer are at their best in late spring. There is also an assemblage of colorful breeding birds, butterflies and dragonflies. Meet Warren Uxley at the Daughmer parking lot.
Race through the Woods at Unger Park — Program starts at 5 p.m. May 24. What better way to spend National Scavenger Hunt day than to go racing through Unger Park to find the items on your scavenger hunt list. Some items will be easy to find and others you will have to search for. Race back to the start and see if you have the fastest time.