Program Listings

Waterfowl Migration

Tuesday, October 26 04:30 PM

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

Join Angie Ford as we try to locate some of our winged fall migration participants.  We will learn who is migrating and which critters are hunkering down. Registration required by email to LRose@senecacountyparks.com at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Autumn Hike

Thursday, October 28 04:00 PM

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

Join Linda Rose on the trail as we take in the autumn air, sights and sounds.  How any different autumn events are happening 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—Awesome Owls!

Tuesday, November 02 10:00 AM

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 morning with Linda Rose on the paved path exploring the wonderful world of owls.  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.

Toddler Trot—Terrific Turkeys

Wednesday, November 03 05:00 PM

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

For ages 18 to 36 months.  Join Linda Rose as we walk the trails learning all about turkeys and go on a turkey hunt. Registration required by email to LRose@senecacountyparks.com at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Nature Walk Bird Talk

Saturday, November 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 by email to LRose@senecacountyparks.com at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Family Fun Event—TURKEYS

Saturday, November 06 11:00 AM

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

Join Linda Rose in learning about the wonders of turkeys—their habitats, how they sleep, what they eat, benefits to us and nature and easy ways to identify them. Registration required by email to LRose@senecacountyparks.com at least 24 hours in advance of the program. All ages. 11AM to 2PM.

Craft Creations—Winter Weed Bouquet

Tuesday, November 09 02:00 PM

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

Join Linda Rose as we gather some winter weeds and create our own center pieces.  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.

Woodpeckers

Wednesday, November 10 09:00 AM

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

Join Angie Ford for a look at Ohio’s cavity nesters, the woodpeckers.  Learn about the really cool and unique qualities that allow these birds to hammer away without injury. Registration required by email to LRose@senecacountyparks.com at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Preschool Pals—Where Do Animals Go When It Gets Cold?

Thursday, November 11 04:30 PM

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

For ages 3 to 5 years. Join Linda Rose as we walk the trails discussing where animals go when it gets cold. Will they stay or go away, sleep or play? Dress appropriately for this outdoor program. Registration required by email to LRose@senecacountyparks.com at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Yo-Yo Quilting

Monday, November 15 05:00 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.

Young Adventurers—Tales of Tails

Wednesday, November 17 05:00 PM

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

For ages 6-12 years. Join Linda Rose as she tells the tales of how some forest animals acquired their unique tails and why their tails are so useful. Registration required by email to LRose@senecacountyparks.com at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Full Moon Hike – Beaver Moon

Friday, November 19 07:30 PM

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

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

Fall Scavenger Hunt

Sunday, November 21 03:00 PM

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

Join Angie Ford for a scavenger hunt of everything that Fall has to offer. We will roam the preserve in search of many unique and cool features of Fall. Registration required by email to LRose@senecacountyparks.com at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Discovery Series—Night Flyers

Tuesday, November 23 07:00 PM

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

For youth ages 12 to 17 years and older. Join Linda Rose for an evening of looking, listening and learning about night flyers. Will the owls call, the bugs chirp or critters fly? Registration required by email to LRose@senecacountyparks.com at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

25th Anniversary Hike - November

Thursday, November 25 08:00 AM

Clinton Nature Preserve - 400 E. Township Road 132, 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. Registration required by email to LRose@senecacountyparks.com at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

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.

"25 THINGS" CHALLENGE:

Thursday, December 30 12:00 AM

various

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.