The Crawford Park District invites everyone to a program on the Monarch butterfly on Monday, Sept. 12 at 5 p.m. at Unger Park, 1303 Bucyrus-Nevada Road. Learn about the life cycle of the Monarch butterfly, its need for milkweed plants, and its migration to Mexico.
Participants may help Kansas University with Monarch migration and population research by attempting to capture, tag, and release Monarch butterflies. Nets will be provided. For information, call 419-683-9000.
Ice Cream Hike
Join Crawford Park District Naturalist Lisa Bogard, as she takes a discovery hike and finds the yummy ice cream toppings that nature provides for us on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 4:30 p.m. at Lowe-Volk Park, 2401 Ohio 598.
When participants return to the Nature Center after the hike, they will make homemade ice cream and top it with some of nature’s treats. If you plan to take part, you must register by Sept. 12 at 419-683-9000.
Schanzenbach Prairie Hike
Join the Crawford Park District for a special tour of a tall-grass prairie Sunday, Sept. 18 at 2 p.m at 4924 Henry Cooper Road. For several years, Mark Schanzenbach has gathered botanical specimens from all over Ohio, and he is eager to share the many spectacular and unusual species he has collected. He has also added a wetland to start his own piece of Crawford County natural history, a planting of native cranberry. Join Mark at his house to hear his story of starting a prairie. For information, call 419-683-9000.
Once abundant, beavers were eliminated from the state in the 1800s. Today they can be found all over Ohio….including Crawford County. Joy Etter-Link will share fascinating facts about this large rodent through fun activities and a craft on Monday, Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. at Lowe-Volk Park. Kids will get to take home their own beaver-chewed stick! The program is for kids up to grade 5. Call 419-683-9000 for information.
The park district invites you to come to Unger Park and participate in our version of the Hunger Games on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 5:30 p.m. at Unger Park. We will have four stations participants will rotate through: archery, BB gun shoot, tomahawk throwing, and sling casting. All equipment will be provided. This is for kids ages 7 and older, including adults!
For more information on Unger Games or any other park program, contact the Crawford Park District office at 419-683-9000, visit their web site at www.crawfordparkdistrict.org or by visiting follow the park district Facebook page.