|County park district plans variety of activities in May|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Saturday, 27 April 2013 08:38|
Cricket frogs, warblers and native plants will be the focus of upcoming programs from the Wood County Park District.
On Thursday, at 6:30 p.m. at the Reuthinger Preserve, Northwood, a Native Nursery Night will be held.
Volunteers may be asked to plant, water, weed or collect seed. Dress to work outdoors and bring gloves if you have them.
Join Hands Day will be recognized May 4 at 10 a.m. at the Wood County Historical Center and Museum on County Home Road just outside Bowling Green.
Help the District improve its parks and preserves on this National Day of Service as they join people across the country volunteering in their communities. Dress to work outdoors.
Science in Action!: Cricket Frogs will be held May 5 at 2 p.m. at the Slippery Elm Trail's Cricket Frog Cove Area. Come learn about the namesake of this park, the tiny cricket frog, and the scientific study being conducted to discover more about their immune defenses.
Meet the researcher and see science in action.
A look at the native plant program for the upcoming year will be held May 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Reuthinger Preserve. Come get a look at the new native plants growing for 2013. Attendees will also take a look at where the parks will be planting the native plants grown by volunteers and tracking other restoration projects.
A "Bird Bonanza" will be held as part of the Pre-Schoolers in the Parks program on May 11 at 10:30 a.m. at William Henry Harrison Park, Pemberville.
At this program, for children 3 to 6 years of age, participants will enjoy a short story and a craft. Adult companions must remain with children for this program. Be prepared for outdoor activities.
A trip to Magee Marsh Wildlife Area will take place May 12 at 9 a.m. Attendees will depart from the W. W. Knight Preserve, Perrysburg.
Participants will be looking for a variety of warbler species as the birds pass through Northwest Ohio on their way to their nesting grounds.
A passenger van will transport the group. Bring a packed lunch. The cost is $5, or $3 for Friends of the Wood County Parks.
To register for programs, visit www.wcparks.org or call (419) 353-1897.
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