Program Listings

Craft Creations—Winter Weed Bouquet

Wednesday, January 27 05:00 PM

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

Bring your own container as we gather some winter weeds to create your own bouquet. Join Linda Rose as we learn how to identify winter weeds. Some weeds will be gather ahead of time, in case the weather does not allow for wandering and gathering. Registration required at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Full Moon Hike – Wolf Moon

Thursday, January 28 07:00 PM

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

Walk under the light of “Wolf Moon” as we also explore the night sky. This walk will last about 1 hour, so dress for the weather. This walk qualifies for the Walking Stick Program. Registration required at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Backpackin’ Babies—Furry Friends

Tuesday, February 02 04:30 PM

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

Just as children and adults need the great outdoors, so do babies. A little fresh air, the companionship of an adult and exposure to everything around them, create for a learning experience. Come in a backpack, front pack, stroller or just be carried as we walk the trails noticing what is outdoors. Stories and furry friend puppets add to the experience. Registration required at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Ohio Predators

Wednesday, February 03 04:00 PM

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

Join Angie Ford as she takes a close look at the large predators of the past—bear, bobcat and others that currently live in Ohio. Registration required at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Nature Walk Bird Talk

Saturday, February 06 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 at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Family Fun Event—Whistle Pigs

Saturday, February 06 11:00 AM

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

Woodchucks, groundhogs or whistle pigs—can you tell the difference? Come learn about these furry critters as we walk the trails learning and looking for them. Registration required at least 24 hours in advance of the program. All ages. 11AM to 2PM.

Toddler Trot—Winter in the Woods

Tuesday, February 09 05:00 PM

Forrest Nature Preserve - 701 E. County Road 6, Tiffin OH 44883 (CR6 lot)

For ages 18 to 36 months with adult companion, join Linda Rose as we walk the trail learning about snow through stories, songs, puppets and hopefully, some real snow! Registration required at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Animal Courtship Hike

Thursday, February 11 04:30 PM

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

Do animals celebrate Valentine’s Day? Join Linda Rose as she discusses animal courtship as you walk along the trails. Registration required at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Craft Creations—Winter Scenery

Saturday, February 13 10:00 AM

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

Join Linda Rose as we look at the winter scenery, then create your own winter scene using a variety of natural materials and media. Registration required at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Young Adventurers—Night Flyers

Monday, February 15 05:00 PM

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

Who flies at night and why? Walk the trail with Linda Rose as she discusses who comes out at night. Join the fun, but dress for the weather. Registration required at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Tree Anatomy

Tuesday, February 16 05:00 PM

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

Enjoy the trees, as Angie Ford discusses tree anatomy while walking the trails. Learn some unique features and identification techniques. Registration required at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Preschool Pals—SKUNKS!

Wednesday, February 17 05:00 PM

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

Known for his stinky smell, join Linda Rose on the trail for a skunk hunt. Learn some really cool facts about these furry critters. For ages 3 to 5 years with an adult companion. Dress for the weather. Registration required at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Creature of the Night

Friday, February 19 05:00 PM

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

Join Anna McNabb for a short nature hike as you learn about the creatures that are watching you in the night. Dress for the weather. Registration required at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Signs of Life in Winter

Monday, February 22 04:00 PM

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

Join Angie Ford as she searches for some signs of life during the winter season. Will there be tracks, scat or other critter activity? Registration required at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Discovery Series—Night Sounds

Tuesday, February 23 07:00 PM

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

For ages 12 to 17 years and older. Walk the trails with Linda Rose as we listen to the night sounds and try to identify who they belong to. Is it a fox or coyote, which owl is it, and what other animals make sounds? Registration required at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

25th Anniversary Hike - February

Thursday, February 25 02:00 PM

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

To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Seneca County Park District, join Linda Rose on the trail to walk and talk about the history of Forrest Nature Preserve. Learn some interesting facts and get some exercise too! Registration required at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Full Moon Hike – Snow Moon

Saturday, February 27 07:30 PM

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

Walk under the light of “Snow Moon” as we also explore the night sky. This walk will last about 1 hour so dress for the weather. This walk qualifies for the Walking Stick Program. Registration required 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.

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 2020 PROGRAM GUIDE
Click below to view our complete list of programs for Oct 2020 through Jan 2021!
Programs may be subject to change.