What Programs Are New at the Wood County Park District?

Here are some interesting programs being offered through the Wood County Park District:

Invasive Plants are Taking Over
Tuesday, February 13; 6:30 – 7:30 pm
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve
18729 Mercer Road, Bowling Green
Learn several invasive plant species in Wood County. Discover how the stewardship department combats invasive species in every park and how to seek and destroy these alien invaders.
Animal Valentine’s:
Love Stories from Nature
Tuesday, February 13; 7:00 – 8:30 pm
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve
29530 White Road, Perrysburg
Can’t get enough of those warm, fuzzy Valentine’s Day feelings? Keep the celebration going by learning about how animals go about finding their special someone. Then head outside for a night hike to listen for owls calling to a mate.
Winter Soldiers of the Past
Saturday, February 17;
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
William Henry Harrison Park
644 Bierley Avenue, Pemberville
Experience a Wood County at war with members of Anthony Wayne’s Legion from Fallen Timbers Battlefield Commission and members of the 68th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, as they demonstrate the gear, weapons, clothes, tactics, and more, of historic winter soldiers of the 1790s and the Civil War. No registration needed! Come anytime between 10:00am and 5:00pm.
Teen Naturalists
Wednesday, February 21, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve
29530 White Road, Perrysburg
Are you between the ages of 13-18? Would you like to know more about the natural world? Then come and join our new Teen Naturalist club! We’ll take a closer look at a different topic every month, covering everything from astronomy to zoology! January’s topic: trees. February’s topic: mammals.
Frog Monitoring Training
Thursday, February 22, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Park District Headquaters
18729 Mercer Road, Bowling Green
Connect to your parks and add to our knowledge of native frogs and toads by joining the Frog and Toad Calling Survey. Volunteer monitors will be trained to conduct surveys and identify frog species by sight and sound. This is an ongoing volunteer program.
Homeschoolers: Winter Trees
Friday, February 23, 10:00 – 11:00 am
Bradner Preserve, Interpretive Center
11491 Fostoria Road, Bradner
What’s going on inside a tree during the winter, and how can we tell them apart without their leaves? Learn the answers while we experience the winter woods.
Introduction to Beekeeping
Tuesday, February 27, 5:30 – 8:00 pm
Reuthinger Preserve
30730 Oregon Road, Perrysburg
Do you have questions about beekeeping? Learn what you need to know to start your own hive from Mike Soboleski, a professional beekeeper from SoBee Honey. He’ll present the art and science of beekeeping.

 

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