Reservations and registrations can be made for these September programs with the Wood County Park District by calling the main office at 419-353-1897 or visiting wcparks.org.
Hibernate, Hike or Hunker will be held Wednesday from 6-7:30 p.m. at W.W. Knight Nature Preserve, 29530 White Road, Perrysburg. As winter approaches there are a myriad of strategies that our local animals use to deal with our sometimes-harsh Ohio winters. Bring the family to meet some of our animal ambassadors, feel some furs and how you might help some critters overwinter near you.
Planting Natives is set for Thursday from 9:30-11 a.m. at W.W. Knight Nature Preserve, 29530 White Road. Get started volunteering at wcparks.org/volunteer. Join in a quest to restore the natural ecosystem by helping plant native plants grown in the greenhouse. All tools provided.
Native Nursery Night is set for Thursday from 5:30-7 p.m. at J.C. Reuthinger Memorial Preserve, 30730 Oregon Road, Perrysburg. Get started volunteering at wcparks.org/volunteer. Help plant, maintain and harvest seed from the native plants in the nursery. All tools provided. Training will be provided at the beginning of the program.
Art in Park: Buckthorn Ink will be held Friday from 6-8 p.m. at W.W. Knight Nature Preserve. Forage buckthorn from W.W. Knight Nature Preserve and then create natural ink with the foraged berries. All participants will take home the ink they make as well as their own pad of high-quality art paper. Registration required. This class is appropriate for teens and adults. Cost: $10.
Crochet For Kids will be held Saturday from 1-3 p.m. at Carter Historic Farm, 18331 Carter Road. Children will be taught the basics of crochet and learn how to make a scarf. Kids can improve their hand-eye coordination, gain a sense of accomplishment through crafts, connect with their past and develop a new hobby. Crochet hook and yarn will be included. Snacks will be provided.
Friends’ Free Little Library Event will be held Saturday from 2-3:30 p.m. at Cedar Creeks Preserve, 4575 Walbridge Road, Northwood. Enjoy an afternoon with the Friends of the Parks and a park naturalist. Celebrate the Free Little Library with a craft and snacks. Program animals representing species that can be found in the parks will be on hand.
Nurture the Nursery will be held Oct. 18 from 10 a.m.-noon at J.C. Reuthinger Memorial Preserve. Get started volunteering at wcparks.org/volunteer. Help plant, maintain and harvest seed from the native plants in the nursery. All tools provided. Training will be provided at the beginning of the program.
A program on garlic will be held Oct. 19 from 6-7 p.m. at Carter Historic Farm. Garlic is an easy addition to the garden, but do not wait until spring to plant it. Garlic is best when planted in the fall. Learn which varieties do well in Ohio. We’ll also cover how and when to plant, how to dry, and how to calculate how much to hold back for replanting the next year. Leader: Michelle Wallace, Regional ANR extension educator.