Program Listings

Flying Squirrels

Wednesday, June 23 02:00 PM

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

Squirrels, flying acrobats of the night sky, here in Ohio!  One of the most prominent squirrel species and the most secretive!  Come learn about these interesting critters with Angie Ford. Registration required by email to LRose@senecacountyparks.com at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Eastern Screech Owl Nesting Box Walk, Talk & Installation 6/24

Thursday, June 24 01:00 PM

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

Join Nature Preserves Manager Troy Gibson in discussion of the Eastern Screech Owl's nesting requirements, habitat and nest box design. After a short discussion we will take a hike and install a nest box or two in the Nature Preserve. Participants should meet in the main parking lot. 1:00PM - 3:00PM. No registration required.

Full Moon Hike – Strawberry Moon

Thursday, June 24 09:00 PM

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

Join Linda Rose as we walk under the light of the “Strawberry 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.

25th Anniversary Hike - June

Friday, June 25 07:00 PM

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

Help celebrate the 25th Anniversary of SCPD by joining this hike.  Learning about the history of this park as you join Linda Rose on this trail. Insect repellent may be needed. Registration required by email to LRose@senecacountyparks.com at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Moth Mayhem

Friday, June 25 09:00 PM

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

Join Angie Ford as we search for some of our evening dwelling insects!  Find out just what makes moths different from butterflies. Registration required by email to LRose@senecacountyparks.com at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Eastern Screech Owl Nesting Box Walk, Talk & Installation 6/29

Tuesday, June 29 01:00 PM

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

Join Nature Preserves Manager Troy Gibson in discussion of the Eastern Screech Owl's nesting requirements, habitat and nest box design. After a short discussion we will take a hike and install a nest box or two in the Nature Preserve. Participants should meet in the main parking lot. 1:00PM - 3:00PM. No registration required.

Canoe Float 6/30

Wednesday, June 30 07:00 PM

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

Spend the evening with Linda Rose as we paddle around the pond looking and listening to nature and what it has to offer. Canoes, paddles and life jackets provided. Registration required by email to LRose@senecacountyparks.com at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Lorax—For the Trees Hike

Thursday, July 01 10:00 AM

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

Lorax loves his trees, one of the most valuable aspects of our natural resource world! Forest, so much more than trees…an entire ecosystem working hard to enhance our lives and enrich our lifestyles. Join Angie for a hike that will highlight some important tree facts from seedling to mature trees. Registration required by email to LRose@senecacountyparks.com at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Eastern Screech Owl Nesting Box Walk, Talk & Installation 7/1

Thursday, July 01 01:00 PM

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

Join Nature Preserves Manager Troy Gibson in discussion of the Eastern Screech Owl's nesting requirements, habitat and nest box design. After a short discussion we will take a hike and install a nest box or two in the Nature Preserve. Participants should meet in the main parking lot. 1:00PM - 3:00PM. No registration required.

Backpackin’ Babies—Fabulous Flowers

Friday, July 02 03:00 PM

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

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 trail and in the gardens looking at all the fabulous flowers. 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.

Nature Walk Bird Talk

Saturday, July 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 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—Cicadas

Saturday, July 03 11:00 AM

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

Join Linda Rose in learning about the wonders of cicadas, both annuals and periodics, their differences, habitats, and so much more.  Be prepared to go on a cicada hunt. No Registration Required. All ages. 11AM to 2PM.

Discovery Series—Dragons & Damsels

Tuesday, July 06 02:00 PM

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

For youths ages 12 to 17 years and older. Dragonflies are so very different from damselflies.  Join Linda Rose as we try to capture some of these flying acrobats, they are faster than you think, and then identify those we captured.  Old shoes or boots highly recommended. Registration required by email to LRose@senecacountyparks.com at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Bugs, Bugs, Bugs, Mosquitos

Wednesday, July 07 04:00 PM

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

Join Angie as we explore the woods, water and grassy areas for these abundant animals. Insects, bugs and creepy crawlers. We will take a close look at the pesky mosquito. Registration required by email to LRose@senecacountyparks.com at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Young Adventurers—River Exploration

Thursday, July 08 07:00 PM

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

For ages 6-12 years.  Join Linda Rose as we explore the Sandusky River for aquatic life and other critters that use the water above, on and in it.   Wear old shoes or boots for this water adventure.  An extra set of clothes may be needed. Registration required by email to LRose@senecacountyparks.com at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Toddler Trot—Fishing Fun

Friday, July 09 06:00 PM

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

For ages 18 to 36 months.  Join Linda Rose as we try our hand at fishing in the pond.  Fishing poles and bait provided or bring your own.  This is a catch and release event. Registration required by email to LRose@senecacountyparks.com at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

21st Annual Seneca County Park District Photo Contest Public Viewing

Sunday, July 11 01:00 PM

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

Sunday, July 11 from 1PM to 4PM

Take some time to visit the nature center and view this year’s photo entries.

Tom Sawyer Days - July

Monday, July 12 02:00 PM

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

Spend some time with Linda Rose as we read and experience the life and adventures of Tom Sawyer, growing up on the Mississippi River. Dress to get wet and dirty. An extra set of clean clothes might be needed. Registration required by email to LRose@senecacountyparks.com at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Terrific Turtles

Monday, July 12 07:00 PM

The Parkette (at the corner of North and Main Street, Fostoria OH)

This program is free, but registration is requested at 419-435-0486. Please bring a blanket or your own chair to sit on as we learn about the turtles of Ohio, different species, their habitat, what they eat and so much more. Co-sponsored with the Fostoria Learning Center.

Beginning to Intermediate Paddlers

Tuesday, July 13 06:00 PM

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

Join Angie as we paddle the pond and enjoy the serenity of the evening sounds, sights, and amazingly interesting facets of nature. Registration required by email to LRose@senecacountyparks.com at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Yo-Yo Quilting

Wednesday, July 14 04:00 PM

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.

Fungi and the Forest

Wednesday, July 14 05:00 PM

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

Did you know Fungi diversity is positively related to canopy cover, basal area densities and species diversity? Join Nature Preserves Manager Troy Gibson for a short walk and discussion into the Kingdom of Fungi and their symbiotic relationship with our Forests and the important roles they play in our ecosystem. No registration required.

Preschool Pals—Frogs and Toads

Friday, July 16 06:00 PM

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

For ages 3 to 5 years.  Join Linda Rose as we learn the basic differences between frogs and toads, then go on a frog and toad hunt. Old shoes or boots highly recommended. Registration required by email to LRose@senecacountyparks.com at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Music on the Porch - Dan Herriott

Friday, July 16 06:00 PM

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

Spend the evening listening to music on the porch of the log home at Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve. Family Event. Music begins at 6:00PM. Please bring your own seating. No registration required.

Fishing Fun

Monday, July 19 07:00 PM

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

Come and join Angie for an evening of catching “the Big One” as we discuss the fascinating sport of fishing.  All catches will be catch and release only. Registration required by email to LRose@senecacountyparks.com at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

American Girl Series - July

Tuesday, July 20 02:00 PM

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

Join Linda Rose as we read a chapter in one of the American Girl books and then re-enact the story.  Sure to be fun and entertaining! Registration required by email to LRose@senecacountyparks.com at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Summer Hike

Wednesday, July 21 04:30 AM

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

Join Linda Rose on the trail as we observe what happens early in the park in the summer—who will be chirping and what will be blooming? 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.

Craft Creations—Leaf Print Pictures

Thursday, July 22 04:00 PM

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

Join Linda Rose as you learn how to create your own leaf print picture—perfect for framing. All supplies provided except the frame. No experience needed as this is pure fun! Registration required by email to LRose@senecacountyparks.com at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Canoe Float 7/23

Friday, July 23 02:00 PM

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

Spend the afternoon with Linda Rose as we paddle around the pond looking and listening to nature and what it has to offer. Canoes, paddles and life jackets provided. Registration required by email to LRose@senecacountyparks.com at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Full Moon Hike – Buck Moon

Saturday, July 24 09:00 PM

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

Join Linda Rose as we walk under the light of the “Buck 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.

25th Anniversary Hike - July

Sunday, July 25 08:00 PM

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

Help celebrate the 25th Anniversary of SCPD by joining this hike.  Learning about the history of this park as you join Linda Rose on this trail. Registration required by email to LRose@senecacountyparks.com at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Wonders of the Night

Friday, July 30 09:00 PM

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

Join Angie Ford as we hike to the woods and highlight some of the evening wildlife and sounds that make the night-time in nature so cool and interesting to explore.  We will try and call a few of the night critters and see if we get a response. Registration required by email to LRose@senecacountyparks.com at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

21st ANNUAL PHOTO CONTEST

Wednesday, December 29 12:00 AM

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Summer is a great time to get outdoors and snap some photos, then enter them in a photo contest. Deadline for entries is June 30 with a public viewing July 11. For complete details visit our website. For questions please contact Linda Rose, by email at Lrose@senecacountyparks.com or by phone at 419-447-8091 x105.

"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.

 

SUMMER 2021 PROGRAM GUIDE
Click below to view our complete list of programs for June 2021 through September 2021!
Programs may be subject to change.