Program Listings

Snakes of Ohio

Saturday, September 26 07:00 PM

Mercy Community Nature Preserve - 45 St. Lawrence Drive, Tiffin OH 44883

Family event. Join Angie Ford as she discusses the snakes of Ohio and the many benefits they provide. Registration required at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Wander and Wonder

Tuesday, September 29 02:00 PM

Forrest Nature Preserve - 701 E. County Road 6, Tiffin OH 44883 (TR 151 lot)

Spend some time in the preserve using all your senses as you re-connect with nature and discover new things. You may want to bring a blanket to sit upon.   Adult program. Registration required at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Full Moon Hike – Hunters Moon

Thursday, October 01 08:00 PM

Forrest Nature Preserve - 701 E. County Road 6, Tiffin OH 44883 (TR 151 lot)

Join Linda Rose as we walk under the light of the Moon of Falling Leaves, also known as Hunter’s Moon. This walk qualifies for the Walking Stick program. All ages. Registration required at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Nature Walk Bird Talk

Saturday, October 03 08:00 AM

Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve - 6777 S. SR 19, Bloomville OH 44818

Spend the morning looking and listening to the sights and sounds in the preserve. Binoculars helpful. This walk qualifies for the Walking Stick Program. All ages. Registration required at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Family Fun Event—Pumpkin Lore

Saturday, October 03 11:00 AM

Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve - 6777 S. SR 19, Bloomville OH 44818

Spend some time on the trail as you learn about pumpkins—their history, pumpkin parts, folk lore and other fun facts. Registration required at least 24 hours in advance of the program. All ages. 11AM to 2PM.

Hibernation & Migration

Monday, October 05 05:30 PM

Forrest Nature Preserve - 701 E. County Road 6, Tiffin OH 44883

Join Angie Ford as she discusses how Ohio’s common wild creatures make it through the dreary, slushy frigid winters. Ages 6 to adult. Registration required at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Backpackin’ Babies—Fall Things

Tuesday, October 06 06:30 PM

Zimmerman Nature Preserve - 680 E. State Route 18, Tiffin OH 44883

For infants up to 18 months with adult companion. Come in a backpack, front pack, stroller or just be carried as we walk the trail enjoying the fall events taking place in the preserve. Registration required at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Toddler Trot—The Great Pumpkin Hunt

Wednesday, October 07 06:00 PM

Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve - 6777 S. SR 19, Bloomville OH 44818

For ages 18 to 36 months with adult companion. Head out on the trail with Linda Rose, to look for the great pumpkin. Registration required at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Young Adventurers—Nuts, Seeds and Pods

Tuesday, October 13 05:00 PM

Steyer Nature Preserve - 5901 N. County Road 33, Tiffin OH 44883

For ages 6-12 years. Bring your observation skills as you walk with Linda Rose searching for nuts, seeds and pods that will help our wildlife survive the cooler season. Registration required at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Wine Bottle Nature Art

Wednesday, October 14 06:30 PM

Fruth Wetland Nature Preserve - 10130 W. State Route 18, Fostoria OH 44830

Join Angie Ford as you trace and color critters onto a wine bottle.  Mini lights will illuminate the bottles. Registration required at least 24 hours in advance of the program. Cost of $5 per project.

Preschool Pals—Walnut Rolling Fun

Thursday, October 15 05:00 PM

Tiffin University Nature Preserve - 2375 W. County Road 26, Tiffin OH 44883

For ages 3 to 5 years with adult companion. Learn about “Walnuts” as we paint with them, race them down hills, and try to catch them along with a few other activities. Registration required at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Waterfowl Migration/Open Water Areas

Sunday, October 18 03:00 PM

Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve - 6777 S. SR 19, Bloomville OH 44818

Join Angie Ford hiking along the pond and wetlands while looking for migrating waterfowl.  Ages 12 to adult. Registration required at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Discovery Series—Wild Things Pressed Pictures

Monday, October 19 06:30 PM

Forrest Nature Preserve - 701 E. County Road 6, Tiffin OH 44883 (TR 151 lot)

For ages 12 to 17 years and older. Create your own art work by pressing nature items on cloth. All supplies provided. Registration required at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Leaf Collecting & Pressing

Tuesday, October 20 05:00 PM

Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve - 6777 S. SR 19, Bloomville OH 44818

Join Anna McNabb as you walk the trails collecting leaves and learn the art of pressing and how they can be used. Registration required at least 24 hours in advance of the program. Cost of $5 per project.

Wetland Restoration Hike

Thursday, October 22 04:30 PM

Fruth Wetland Nature Preserve - 10130 W. State Route 18, Fostoria OH 44830

Join Linda Rose as we hit the trails to discuss the wetland restoration that has taken place this summer. This walk qualifies for the Walking Stick Program. All ages. Registration required at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Spiders

Tuesday, October 27 05:30 PM

Mercy Community Nature Preserve - 45 St. Lawrence Drive, Tiffin OH 44883

Family event. Join Angie Ford as she discusses these creepy creatures, why they are valuable, some myths, and what great engineers they are. Registration required at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Craft Creations—Corn Husk Couple

Thursday, October 29 06:00 PM

Bowen Nature Preserve - 11891 E. County Road 24, Republic OH 44867

For ages 12 and older. The only thing you need to bring is your sense of creativity as we create a corn husk couple for your fall enjoyment. All supplies provided. Registration required at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Full Moon Hike

Saturday, October 31 07:30 PM

Clinton Nature Preserve - 400 E. Township Road 132, Tiffin OH 44883

Join Linda Rose for the second full moon walk of the month. Is it a Blue Moon or a Halloween Moon or both? This walk qualifies for the Walking Stick Program. All ages. Registration required at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

GENERAL PROGRAM INFO:

Thursday, December 31 12:00 AM

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REGISTRATION:

All programs are free (unless otherwise noted) and open to the public. Social distancing and current protocols by ODH and CDC will be maintained.

REGISTRATION IS CURRENTLY REQUIRED FOR ALL PROGRAMS.

Register by email to: Lrose@senecacountyparks.com
Registrations must be received at least 24 hours in advance.

 

WALKING STICK PROGRAM:

Three hikes are offered each month.  One hike is at Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve and is a nature walk bird talk.  The second hike is always at a different nature preserve with a different theme. And the third hike is a Full Moon Hike.  Attend 4 hikes and earn your walking stick.  Attend another four hikes and earn a medallion and so on.   Just sign in with the naturalist.  No time limits for earning your walking stick.  Benefits include: getting a little exercise, seeing some awesome wildlife, meeting some new people on the trail and last, but not least, it is fun!

 

WALK & WREAD:
Once a month walk the Storybook Trail at Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve for a new story. Walk and read at your leisure. Read six books and earn a prize. Co-sponsored with Bliss Public Library, Bloomville.

 

SUMMER 2020 PROGRAM GUIDE
Click below to view our complete list of programs for June - Sept 2020!
Programs may be subject to change.