Program Listings

Nature Walk Bird Talk

Saturday, April 04 08:00 AM

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

1 ½ hour walk; also qualifies for the Walking Stick Program.  Bring binoculars and cameras as we walk the trails looking and listening for the sights and sounds of nature.  No registration required.

Family Fun Event—Salamanders

Saturday, April 04 11:00 AM

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

Fun for the whole family, come explore the nature center with salamander activities.  Hike to the wetlands starts at 12:30PM so wear your boots.  No registration required. 11AM to 2PM.

Full Moon Hike – Pink Moon

Tuesday, April 07 08:30 PM

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

Spend the eve under the “Pink Moon”. This walk qualifies for the Walking Stick Program and will last about 1 to 1 ½ hours.

Toddler Trot—Spring Walk

Wednesday, April 08 04:30 PM

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

For ages 18 to 36 months with adult companion.  Come dressed to be on the trail as we search for signs of Spring.  A story and puppets help in the search.

Discovery Series—Blue Bird Monitoring

Thursday, April 09 06:00 PM

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

For ages 12 to 17 years and older.  Join a naturalist as we learn about the challenges that blue birds have faced and how they have overcome them, in addition to learning how to monitor a bluebird trail.

Preschool Pals—Under One Log

Wednesday, April 15 05:00 PM

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

For ages 3 to 5 years with adult companion.  Come prepared to walk the trails as we search under logs to see what might live there.

Amphibians: Wake Up, It’s Spring

Friday, April 17 06:30 PM

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

Join a naturalist as we hike the trails and discover the “rebirth” of Ohio’s amphibian population.  We will learn all about the different species that share our home and some interesting facts about each one.  We might even get to hear their mating calls!  Please wear boots as we might get a smidge soggy!

Earth Day Hike

Wednesday, April 22 04:30 PM

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

Spend the afternoon walking the trail as we see what nature, Spring and Earth have to offer us. This walk will last about 1 to 1 ½ hour and qualifies for the Walking Stick Program.

Craft Creations—Old Shoe Garden

Monday, April 27 06:30 PM

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

Spend the evening creating your own old shoe garden.  Bring your favorite old shoe, all other supplies provided. Registration required.

20th Annual SCPD Photo Contest

Sunday, July 05 12:00 PM

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

Now is a great time to get some spring photos to enter in the 20th Annual SCPD Photo Contest!

All entries will be displayed for a public viewing at Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve from 12-3 PM, on Sunday 7/5/2020. 

Check back soon for entry details and deadlines. 

GENERAL PROGRAM INFO:

Thursday, December 31 12:00 AM

various

REGISTRATION:

All programs are free (unless otherwise noted) and open to the public. 
Registration is appreciated by calling 419-447-8091 or email Lrose@senecacountyparks.com

 

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.

 

WINTER/SPRING 2020 PROGRAM GUIDE
Click below to view our complete list of programs for February - May 2020!