CRAWFORD PARK DISTRICT EVENTS


Fall Hike

Sunday, Nov. 7 • 1 p.m.

Sandusky Headwaters Preserve, 2400 State Route 598

Come enjoy a relaxing stroll along the trails of your newest preserve! Join Crawford Park District Director Josh as he points out key features and projects that make Sandusky Headwaters the newest gem of your park system. All ages welcome.

Nature Hike

Sunday, Nov. 7 • 3 p.m.

Sears Woods State Nature Preserve, 1486 Mt. Zion Road

The last flowering plants and insects of the year can be seen along the trail at Sears Woods. Everything from dragonflies to migrating warblers is possible during this time of seasonal change. Meet Warren Uxley at the Sears Woods parking lot located on Mt. Zion Road, west of Bucyrus.

Bustling Bears

Wednesday, Nov. 10 • 5 p.m.

Lowe-Volk Park, 2401 State Route 598

Kids, the Crawford Park District invites you to bring your adults to learn about bears that live in North America. While the Black Bears that live in Ohio might be slowing down and denning up soon, we will stay active with ways to learn all about them and their behaviors. In addition to seeing some bear biofacts, you will also make a craft to take home.

Birding Basics

Saturday, Nov. 13 • 8 a.m.

Lowe-Volk Park, 2401 State Route 598

Curious about birding, but don’t know how to get involved? Join Crawford Park District Land Manager and Naturalist Kyle Bailey for an interactive, family-friendly program suitable for all ages. Autumn is winding down and so is migration. Woodlands are alive with winter species such as chickadees, titmice, nuthatches, and Brown Creepers. This program will focus on birding basics such as learning how to identify common Ohio species, when and where to bird, how to bird, what to look for, and much more. Please bring binoculars or cameras to better view the birds. Binoculars are limited and will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

Stewardship Program: Woody Species

Saturday, Nov. 13 • 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Sandusky Headwaters Preserve, 2400 State Route 598

Do you enjoy getting your hands dirty while contributing to preserving our native habitats? Then come out and assist Land Manager Kyle Bailey with the Crawford Park District’s monthly Stewardship Program. We will be focusing our attention on removing unwanted woody species such as Glossy Buckthorn (Frangula alnus), Autumn Olive (Elaeagnus umbellata), Honeysuckle (Amur sp.), Tree-of-Heaven (Ailanthus altissima) and more. We will begin with a brief introduction about stewardship and our target species before heading out into the field. Closed-toe shoes are required; long sleeves and pants are suggested. There is a possibility of contact with Poison Ivy. Dress for the weather. Some gloves and loppers will be available.

Millipedes & Centipedes

Saturday, Nov. 13 • 2 p.m.

Heckert Nature Preserve, 1601 State Route 19

Join Crawford Park District Naturalist Abby on a hike through Heckert Nature Preserve to find some of the “many-legged” creatures that live under logs and leaf litter in our forests. Dress for the weather as the event will happen rain or shine unless severe weather is present.

Owl Prowl

Saturday, Nov. 13 • 7 p.m.

Lowe-Volk Park, 2401 State Route 598

Did you know that Ohio is home to eight species of owls with only four species being full-time residents? The Crawford Park District invites you to come to Lowe-Volk Park to learn about these amazing avian predators of the night. We will meet in Lowe-Volk Nature Center to discuss the natural history of owls before heading out onto the property to listen and look for owls.

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For information or to register for events, contact the Crawford Park District office at 419-683-9000. Visit the website www.crawfordparkdistrict.org or visit the Facebook page to see a schedule of events.

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For information or to register for events, contact the Crawford Park District office at 419-683-9000. Visit the website www.crawfordparkdistrict.org or visit the Facebook page to see a schedule of events.

Follow @GalionInquirer on Twitter. Like The Galion Inquirer on Facebook.