Go on skunk walk, get farm equipment refresher with Wood County parks


Reservations and registrations can be made for these programs with the Wood County Park District by calling the main office at 419-353-1897 or visiting wcparks.org.

Hiking for Health is set for Fridays, this week, April 14 and May 26, from 10:300-11:30 a.m. This week’s is at Sawyer Quarry Nature Preserve, 26940 Lime City Road, Perrysburg. Join a naturalist for exercise and the wonder of watching the seasonal changes. The hikes will offer a true mind-body connection. Sign up for one week or all.

Go on a Skunk Cabbage Walk on Saturday from 10:30 a.m.-noon at Bradner Nature Center, 11491 Fostoria Road. Meet Wood County’s earliest blooming wildflower and learn how it can melt its way through snow and attract pollinators in late winter. The class will start indoors for a short introduction to this amazing plant and then hit the boardwalk and march forth to find it. Dress for the weather.

Give some Greenhouse Help on Tuesday and March 14, 21 and 20 from 10 a.m.-noon at J.C. Reuthinger Memorial Preserve, 30730 Oregon Road, Perrysburg. Assist the stewardship department with the native plant program by transplanting seedlings and performing other tasks in the warmth of the greenhouse. All tools and materials provided.

Paddling Prep: Kayaks & Gear Informational is set for March 8 from 6:30-8 p.m. at W.W. Knight Nature Preserve. The options for kayaks, life-jackets and paddles are vast. Learn the reasons behind the diversity of these items as well as other equipment to make educated decisions about your gear and safety. Get connected with our schedule of kayak and canoe trips and classes to take your paddling to the next level.

Make Maple Syrup with the Wood County District Public Library on March 11 from 1-2 p.m. on March 11 from 1-2 p.m. at Carter Historic Farm. Staff will share information about making maple syrup along with the library’s Children’s Place staff sharing the story of 1957 Newbery Award-winning novel “Miracles on Maple Hill.” This nostalgic story is available to checkout from the library and through Hoopla digital services.

Safe Transport of Farm Equipment is set for March 12 from 1-3 p.m. at Carter Historic Farm. Join Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Will Richardson to learn or refresh your memory on the safe transport of farm equipment and machinery on the roads. Topics will include subjects such as chaining, width/height/length/weight requirements, lights and flags, reflective tape, transporting large quantities of fuel and more. Improve your knowledge of and compliance with Ohio’s laws and regulations relating to transport of equipment to improve safety for all.

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