Join Seneca County Park District Program Director Linda Rose as she leads a wildflower walk at 5 p.m. May 7 at Steyer Nature Preserve. All ages are welcome to walk the trails and discover what still is in bloom after this year's early start to spring. The walk lasts 1 1/2 hours and qualifies for the walking stick program.
Children ages 3-5 with an adult companion can look for frogs and toads around the ponds and learn the differences between them during a Preschool Pals program at 4:30 p.m. May 9 at Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve.
For more information or to register, call (419) 435-3915 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FREMONT - "Herons & Rookeries" is to be the topic of a Sandusky County Park District program 5-7 p.m. May 8 at Blue Heron Reserve, 2134 CR 260, Vickery. Participants can learn about the big wading bird the park is named after and check the wetlands for herons and egrets. The group then would take short drive to Pickerel Creek to observe heron behavior at nesting sites. Dress for mud and take along binoculars.
Puddle Jumpers ages 5 and younger with an adult companion can learn about "Squirmy Wormy" at 10 a.m. May 10 at Wolf Creek Picnic Area, 2409 S. SR 53, Fremont.
Take along gloves to help prepare the garden during a "Meet Me at the Cabin" program at 2 p.m. May 10 at White Star Cabin, 5013 CR 65, Gibsonburg. Tools are to be provided. Participants can learn about vegetables settlers would have planted in the 1800s.
For more information or to register, call (419) 334-4495 or (888) 200-5577.
FINDLAY - Hancock Park District's 16th annual Fish Festival is set for 8-11 a.m. May 5 at Giertz Lake in Riverbend Recreation Area. The event takes place in cooperation with a trout stocking courtesy of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
Fishing is open rain or shine to youths ages 5-13 who are accompanied by an adult at least 18 years of old. Upon arrival, anglers must register at the Lake Front Activity Center anytime after 7:30 a.m. Fishing is to be allowed at bank only. Children must do the fishing, but limited adult assistance is permitted. All state fishing rules and regulations must be followed, and anglers are asked to take home the first five trout they catch. No catch and release is permitted.
Throughout the morning, registered participant names are to be drawn for random prizes. Participants must be present to win. Prizes are being donated by he Division of Wildlife, WFIN/WKXA/The Fox, Max and Erma's and Centennial Screen Printing and Engraving.
Food and drink concession are to be available by the Findlay Area Civitan Club in shelter 4.
Riverbend Recreation Area is on TR 208, off SR 568 east of Findlay.
For more information, visit www.HancockParks.com or call (419) 425-PARK.
BUCYRUS - A "Birds and Botany Hike" is planned at 9 a.m. May 5 at the Crawford Park District's Sears Woods, 1486 Mt. Zion Road, Bucyrus. Join naturalist Josh Dyer for a casual hike that is to examine the sounds of migrating birds and the beauty of ephemeral wildflowers. All ages are welcome and the walk takes place rain or shine.
For more information, call (419) 683-9000 or visit www.crawfordparkdistrict.org.