|Park district offers programs on bee keeping, box turtles|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Monday, 15 July 2013 09:27|
Wood County Park District will host the following upcoming programs and events. Register for programs at www.wcparks.org or call (419) 353-1897.
‚ÄĘ¬†¬† ¬†Introduction to Bee Keeping, Tuesday, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Reuthinger Preserve. Come learn the basics of bee keeping. We will cover what you will need and what you need to know to keep your own bees at home.
‚ÄĘ¬†¬† ¬†Native Nursery Nights, Volunteer Program, Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m., Reuthinger Preserve. Join us on Thursday nights this summer at the Native Plant Nursery and Greenhouse at Reuthinger Preserve. Volunteers may be asked to plant, water, weed or collect seed. Dress to work outdoors, and bring gloves if you have them.
‚ÄĘ¬†¬† ¬†Fire by the River, Friday,¬† 6 to 9 p.m., Otsego Park. Come enjoy a night by the mighty Maumee River. We will make corn fritters and have a great night sitting around the fire. Bring your own chair.
‚ÄĘ¬†¬† ¬†Feeding Time: Box Turtle, July 22, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., W.W. Knight Nature Preserve, Friends' Green Room. Have you ever seen a box turtle eat? Do they have teeth to chew their food? Learn about what they eat and other fun facts as we get a close look at one of our program animals.
‚ÄĘ¬†¬† ¬†Sensory Garden Exploration, July 24, 10 to 11 a.m., W.W. Knight Nature Preserve, LOONA. Visit the garden to engage in a sensory smorgasbord. We have plants to engage all of our senses, and even some to eat.
‚ÄĘ¬†¬† ¬†Native Nursery Nights, Volunteer Program, July 25, 6 to 8 p.m., Reuthinger Preserve.
‚ÄĘ¬†¬† ¬†Wild Wetlands, July 27, 10 to 11:30 a.m., W.W. Knight Nature Preserve, Front Porch. Look for creatures around and in the wetland and learn how they make this habitat a special place. We will be going in the wetland to look for creatures, so wear water shoes that will stay on your feet and clothes to get wet and muddy.
‚ÄĘ¬†¬† ¬†Honeysuckle Removal, Volunteer Program, July 27, 10 a.m. until noon, Otsego Park. Help improve wildlife habitat by removing non-native honeysuckle. Dress to work outdoors and bring gloves if you have them.
‚ÄĘ¬†¬† ¬†Stream Quality Monitoring, Volunteer Program, July 27, 1 to 3 p.m., Otsego Park. Help monitor the water quality of the Maumee River. No experience necessary. Volunteers will go in the river, so dress appropriately and have proper footwear.
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