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Parks district offers flower pressing, Valentine stroll, beer and trivia night PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Wednesday, 12 February 2014 10:29
Register for the following Wood County Park District programs at www.wcparks.org or by calling 419-353-1897.
•    Flower Pressing, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Reuthinger Preserve - Have you thought about what you are going to do with those flowers after Valentine's Day? Come learn how you can preserve flowers with some basic flower-pressing techniques. Make your own plant press to take home. Registration is required, limit 15 people.
•    Full Moon Valentine Stroll, 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. Friday, Carter Historic Farm - Forget the crowded restaurants; bring your sweetheart out to spoon by the light of the silvery moon. Then come inside the Depression Era farmhouse for an old-fashioned Valentine treat and an early 1900s true story about a little girl's school Valentines.
•    Greenhouse Help volunteer opportunity, 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 18, Reuthinger Preserve - Help grow plants at the Native Nursery and Greenhouse. Volunteers may be asked to perform a variety of functions such as transplanting seedlings, filling pots or watering plants. No experience necessary.
•    Frog Monitor volunteer opportunity, 7 to 8 p.m. Feb. 18, Park District Headquarters - Learn how to identify local frogs and toads by sound and develop a greater connection to the parks by volunteering for the Frog and Toad Calling Survey. Volunteers will be trained on how to conduct surveys and identify frog species by sight and sound.
•    What's the Buzz, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19, Reuthinger Preserve - Have you ever wondered what happens inside a bee hive?  Discover what the bees have been up to over the winter and how they are preparing for spring.
•    Great Lakes Beer and Trivia, 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 21, W.W. Knight Nature Preserve: Hankison Great Room - Test your knowledge with a great pairing of microbrew and a Great Lakes trivia competition in a natural setting. Different cheeses will be paired with the beer to highlight complimentary flavors. Prizes will be awarded to the top three groups in the trivia contest. Tour the nature center and meet the program animals after the tasting is over. Participants must be at least 21 years of age. Cost is $15 per person or $10 for Friends members.
•    Woody Plant Removal volunteer opportunity, 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 22, William Henry Harrison Park - Improve wildlife habitats by helping remove unwanted woody plants. Dress to work outdoors and bring gloves if you have them. No experience necessary.
•    The Hunt for the Skunk, 2 to 3 p.m. Feb. 23, Bradner Preserve (meet at Timmons Road access) - Enjoy a wintery hike through the woods searching for skunk cabbage, one of the earliest blooming spring flowers.

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