|Mushrooms, fish, brain exercises on tap for park district programs|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Monday, 13 May 2013 09:45|
Mushrooms, fish and brain exercises will all be in the offing with upcoming programs from the Wood County Park District, beginning Wednesday.
"May Shrooms," a two-part program focusing on mushroom identification, will be held Wednesday at 6:16 p.m. at the W. W. Knight Nature Preserve Friends' Green Room, Perrysburg, and Saturday, at 10 a.m. at a location to be announced. Attendees will learn fungi identification basics and then go out to learn in the field; mushroom sampling may also take place. Registration is required, and attendees must go to the Wednesday session to come on the Saturday field trip.
A Native Nursery Night will be held Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Reuthinger Preserve, Northwood. Volunteers may be asked to plant, water, weed or collect seed, should dress to work outdoors, and bring gloves if available.
"Something Fishy in our Streams?" will be held May 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Otsego Park. Attendees will take a look at a number of fish that live in the area, and should come prepared to get in the river as this will be a hands-on program.
Planting Natives will be the topic May 23 at 6 p.m. at the Rudolph Savanna. The native plants that were grown in the Park District's greenhouse are ready to plant in the parks and preserves. Join staff members as they plant some at the Rudolph Savanna. Tools will be provided, and volunteers should dress to work outdoors and bring gloves if they have them.
"Off-Trail Adventures" will he held for 10 to 12 year olds May 25 at Cricket Frog Cove and June 8 at Bradner Preserve. Registration is required. Drop off the kids to go cross-country with a naturalist for woods, field, and dunes explorations. Sturdy footwear and play clothes are a must; a snack and small water bottle recommended. Apply sunscreen and insect repellent, if desired, before drop-off.
"Exercise Your Brain" will be May 26 at 9 a.m. at the Slippery Elm Trail at Bowling Green. Enjoy a bike ride on the trail while learning about the trail and wildlife that reside near it. Riders will go from the beginning of the trail at the Montessori School in Bowling Green to the Rudolph Depot. The return trip will be about 10 miles, with a snack awaiting upon returning.
To register, visit www.wcparks.org or call (419) 353-1897.
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