Gather around the fireplace inside the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve for an open house featuring storytelling, music and outdoor recreation 1-4 p.m. Sunday.
During the first hour, Program Coordinator Stacie Roby is to guide participants in creating campfire stories. Then, the musical duo of Melody Road is to perform traditional campfire songs 2-4 p.m.
Other activities are to include creating a miniature campfire craft and exploring outdoor recreation opportunities. Children also can put on a puppet show and play in an indoor campsite, complete with tent, kayak and picnic area.
Oakwoods preserve is west of Findlay at 1400 Oakwoods Lane.
For more information, visit www.hancockparks.
com or call (419) 425-PARK.
Crawford Park District is offering a program on vernal pools at 1 p.m. March 24 at Carmean Woods State Nature Preserve, Mount Zion Road, Bucyrus.
Join naturalists Josh Dyer and Warren Uxley and Ohio State University student Rob Denton for a program about the life cycles of animals that call Carmean Woods home.
While providing breeding grounds for amphibians, vernal pools contribute to biodiversity. Rubber boots are recommended. All ages are welcome, but there is some difficult terrain.
Meet at Sears Woods parking lot.
Join Uxley at Lowe-Volk Park Nature Center, 2401 SR 598, Crestline, at 7 p.m. March 29 for an in-depth PowerPoint presentation on trillium wildflowers, possibly the most eagerly anticipated wildflowers of early spring. The program will look at the many different forms and colors of the seven trillium species found in Ohio.
For more information, call (419) 683-9000 or visit www.crawfordparkdistrict.org.