Program Listings

Preparing for Winter Hike

Tuesday, November 30 02:00 PM

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

Join Linda Rose on the trail as we take in the cool autumn air, sights and sounds. Who and What prepare for the winter in the preserve? This walk will last about 1 ¼ hours and qualifies for the Walking Stick Program. Registration required by email to LRose@senecacountyparks.com at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Backpackin’ Babies—Oh Deer

Friday, December 03 02:00 PM

Schekelhoff Nature Preserve - North Water St, north of wastewater treatment plant, Tiffin

For ages birth to 18 months. Babies need the great outdoors as much as older youth and adults do. They need the exposure to fresh air, new environments and learn more than we think. Spend the afternoon with Linda Rose on the paved path exploring the wonderful world of deer. Come in a front pack, backpack, stroller or just walk. Registration required by email to LRose@senecacountyparks.com at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Owls, Winter’s Nesters

Saturday, December 04 03:00 PM

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

Join Angie Ford as you discover the cool and unique characteristics of one of Ohio’s hardiest bird species.  Old Man Winter can be rough, but these birds can handle it! Registration required by email to LRose@senecacountyparks.com at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Luminary Walk

Sunday, December 05 06:00 PM

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

Join Linda Rose and Angie Ford as you walk the paved path illuminated by luminaries, enjoying the night sky. End with warm refreshments at the picnic shelter. Registration required by email to LRose@senecacountyparks.com at least 24 hours in advance of the program. 6PM - 8PM

Toddler Trot—COLD Walk

Monday, December 06 04:30 PM

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

For ages 18 to 36 months. Join Linda Rose as we walk the trails observing what winter has done to the trees, plants and animals. Registration required by email to LRose@senecacountyparks.com at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Yo Yo Quilting

Thursday, December 09 10:00 AM

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

Join Linda Rose at the log house as we learn the lost art of yo yo quilting in hopes of creating a quilt for the rope bed.  Please bring scrap cotton material, scissors, needle and thread.  No experience needed, it is simple and fun! Registration required by email to LRose@senecacountyparks.com at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Nature Walk Bird Talk

Saturday, December 11 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 of nature in the preserve as we walk the trails. Binoculars helpful. This walk qualifies for the Walking Stick Program and lasts about 1 ¼ hours. Registration required by email to LRose@senecacountyparks.com at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Family Fun Event—Tracks and Scat

Saturday, December 11 11:00 AM

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

Join Linda Rose in learning about the wonders of tracks and scat—who they belong to, how to identify them, and some fun things you will never forget! Registration required by email to LRose@senecacountyparks.com at least 24 hours in advance of the program. All ages. 11AM to 2PM.

Young Adventurers—Wonders of Woodpeckers

Tuesday, December 14 04:30 PM

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

For ages 6-12 years. Join Linda Rose as you walk the trails looking and listening for woodpeckers. Learn some fun facts along the way. Registration required by email to LRose@senecacountyparks.com at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Preschool Pals—Pine Cone Bird Feeders

Wednesday, December 15 04:30 PM

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

For ages 3 to 5 years. Join Linda Rose as we make our own pinecone bird feeder, sure to attract any blue jay, cardinal or chickadee. All supplies provided. Dress appropriately for this outdoor program. Registration required by email to LRose@senecacountyparks.com at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Winter Adaptations Hike

Thursday, December 16 10:00 AM

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

Join Angie Ford as we hike the preserve in search of signs of life and just how much disruption that the winter season can change an animal’s typical lifestyle. Registration required by email to LRose@senecacountyparks.com at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Discovery Series—Bird Count

Saturday, December 18 10:00 AM

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

For ages 12 to 17 years and older.  Join Linda Rose for a morning of counting and identifying the birds seen at the bird feeders and along the trail.  Bird field guides provided.  Registration required by email to LRose@senecacountyparks.com at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Full Moon Hike – Cold Moon

Sunday, December 19 07:00 PM

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

Join Linda Rose as we walk under the light of the “Cold Moon.”  This walk will last about 1 to 1 ¼ hours and qualifies for the Walking Stick Program. Registration required by email to LRose@senecacountyparks.com at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Holiday Hike

Tuesday, December 21 04:30 PM

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

Join Linda Rose on the trail as we take in the cool winter air, sights and sounds.  Look for holiday items as we walk along the gravel path. This walk will last about 1 ¼ hours and qualifies for the Walking Stick Program. Registration required by email to LRose@senecacountyparks.com at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Cookies, Cocoa and Crafts

Thursday, December 23 05:00 PM

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

To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Seneca County Park District, please join the park staff for cookies, cocoa and craft at the log house. Registration required by email to LRose@senecacountyparks.com at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

25th Anniversary Hike - December

Saturday, December 25 03:00 PM

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

Help the Seneca County Park District celebrate the last 25th Anniversary Hike. Learn about the history of this park as you join Linda Rose on this trail. 25th Anniversary T-shirts provided to those who join us. Registration required by email to LRose@senecacountyparks.com at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Winter Camp

Monday, December 27 09:00 AM

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

Mon-Thurs, Dec 27-30 from 9AM to 12PM @ Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve.
For ages 6 to 12 years, spend each morning learning about winter—survival skills, mammals, science experiments and so much more. Be dressed and prepared to be 100% outdoors. Registration is limited. Click here for registration form and further information. Cost $40.

Craft Creations—Bird Feeder Mobile

Tuesday, December 28 02:00 PM

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

Join Linda Rose as we create our own bird feeder mobile using a variety of natural materials.  Sure to spark your inner thoughts, all supplies provided for this fun and learning experience.  Registration required by email to LRose@senecacountyparks.com at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

"25 THINGS" CHALLENGE:

Thursday, December 30 12:00 AM

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To help celebrate the 25th anniversary of the park district, visit our website each month to see what new “25 Things” you will need to find in the county parks and/or Seneca County. Upon completion of this year long challenge, prizes will be awarded. 

GENERAL PROGRAM INFO:

Friday, 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 unless they are designated with "No Registration Required"

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.

 

FALL 2021 PROGRAM GUIDE
Click below to view our complete list of programs for October 2021 through January 2022!
Programs may be subject to change.