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Wildflowers, fish study, trail ride offered by park district this month PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Monday, 05 May 2014 08:29
Register for the following Wood County Park District programs at www.wcparks.org or by calling 419-353-1897.
•    Wildflower Wednesdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Baldwin Woods Preserve, Euler Road Access, Weston — They’re back, and there’s nothing like colorful spring blooms to warm up after the long, cold winter. Look for trillium, lupine, columbine and more.
•    Planting Natives, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Slippery Elm Trail at Portage Road — The native plants grown in the park district’s greenhouse are ready to plant in the parks and preserves. Join in planting some at the Rudolph Savanna. Tools will be provided. Dress to work outdoors, and bring gloves if you have them.
•    Bluebird Trail Maintenance, 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. May 12, Baldwin Woods Preserve, 14080 Range Line Road, Weston — Join a newly-formed group of volunteers to help naturalist staff maintain paths for bluebird nest box monitoring. Bring work gloves and dress for the weather. Loppers, pruners and other equipment will be provided.
•    Full Flower Moon, 8:15 to 8:15 p.m. May 14, Otsego Park, 20000 West River Road, Bowling Green — Sunset followed by the full moon – enjoy the sights and sounds of nature as darkness falls along the Maumee River.
•    Native Nursery Nights, 6 to 8 p.m. May 15, Reuthinger Preserve, 30730 Oregon Road, Perrysburg — Volunteers at the native plant nursery and greenhouse may be asked to plant, water, weed or collect seed. Dress to work outdoors, and bring gloves if you have them.
•    Just Beneath the Surface, 1 to 3:30 p.m. May 18, William Henry Harrison Park, Riverview Shelter, 644 Bierley Ave., Pemberville — Discover what fish are swimming in local rivers and streams. Guest speaker Todd Crail will be on hand to search for the hidden treasures of the Portage River. Wade into the river to assist in netting fish to study on shore. Bring waders or come prepared to get wet; a limited number of waders will be available.
•    Ride with a Ranger, 4 to 5 p.m. May 18, Meet at Slippery Elm Trail: Black Swamp Preserve — Enjoy a leisurely bike ride on the Slippery Elm Trail from Bowling Green to Portage and back. Meet at the Maple Street parking lot in the Black Swamp Preserve.
 

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