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Wood County Parks Feb. 2 – 27

February, 2016 Park District Programs

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Mythical Marmot
How did our largest rodent become a legendary weather forecaster? Join a Groundhog’s Day mini-fest to find out with fun treats, activities, and folklore.
Tuesday, February 2nd; 6 – 7:30 pm
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve, 
29530 White Road, Perrysburg, OH 43551

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PiPs-Preschoolers in the Parks: Wildlife Detectives!
Register the child only. Children 3 – 6 years of age can be honorary wildlife detectives, enjoy a short story, craft and learn about animal tracks and signs. Adult companions stay with their children for this program.
Thursday, February 4th; 6 – 9 pm
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve, 
29530 White Road, Perrysburg, OH 43551
Food Preservation Series: Juice to Jelly Canning
Who said there’s nothing to can in mid-winter? Whether experienced or brand new to canning, this workshop will cover preserving jelly and what to do when your summer jams have already run out. Cost: $10; FWCP: $5.
Wednesday, February 10th; 6 – 9 pm
Carter Historic Farm
18221 Carter Road, Bowling Green, OH 43402
Dreaming of Summer?
Shimmering wings and evening choruses may seem mere fantasy. But hidden under winter cover, insects can be found. Some even come out on sunny days. Play Winter Insect Bingo and look for snowy springtails. We’ll be outside then go inside for warm drinks and more critter fun.
Saturday, February 13th; 1 – 2 pm
Otsego Park
20000 W. River Road, Bowling Green, OH 43402
Make and Take Greenhouse
Want to have your own indoor greenhouse built from recycled materials? Make one out of pop bottles complete with soil. Sow some seeds and take your plant home to watch it grow. Everything is provided.
Monday, February 15th; 1 – 3 pm
Reuthinger Preserve 
30730 Oregon Road, Perrysburg, OH 43551

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Going Native: A Tale by Hal Mann

In 2011, Hal Mann began changing his landscaping to all native plants. He’ll take you on his journey, tell why he made the change, share the joys and tribulations, show the amazing wildlife that came to prosper on his property, and inspire you with how this change has enriched his life. You may even receive a native milkweed plant.
Tuesday, February 16th; 6:30 – 8 pm
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve, 
29530 White Road, Perrysburg, OH 43551
Farm Chores: 
Taffy-Pulling Party
Cooking doesn’t always have to be a chore. Join us for a taffy-pulling party filled with fun food, science and history. You’ll leave with some homemade candy and be ready to host your own taffy party.
Saturday, February 20th; 1 – 3 pm
Carter Historic Farm
18221 Carter Road, Bowling Green, OH 43402

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Full Moon Owl Hike
Whooo’s calling for a mate and telling other would-be suitors to stay away? After an introduction to owls, we’ll hike the frosty woods to find out. Dress for the weather & wet walking.
Monday, February 22nd; 6:30 – 8 pm
Cedar Creeks Preserve
4575 Walbridge Road, Northwood, OH 43619
Intro to Beekeeping
Professional beekeeper, Mike Soboleski of Sobee Honey, shares the art of beekeeping. Mike will cover all the basics you will need to keep your own beehive.
Tuesday, February 23rd; 5:30 – 8 pm
Reuthinger Preserve 
30730 Oregon Road, Perrysburg, OH 43551

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Hot Blooms
Take a short hike to see flowering skunk cabbage melting the snow. It may not smell sweet but it more than makes up for it with its other incredible qualities. Visit the new nature interpretation center to warm up and learn more about this intriguing plant.
Saturday, February 27; 10:30 – 12 pm
Bradner Preserve
11540 Timmons Road, Bradner, OH 43406 
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