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Wood County Park District Programs & Events – July

Check out these great programs & events!
Feeding Time! Program
Feeding Time!
Wednesday, July 1st 7 – 8 pm
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve, Friends’ Green Room
29530 White Road, Perrysburg | Leader: Craig Spicer
Children’s program to meet the Eastern Fox Snake, Eastern Box Turtle, Albino Corn Snake, or Tiger Salamander up-close. Enjoy a short hike to discover and learn. FREE
Paddle the Pond 
Monday, July 6th, 4-7:30 pm

Every Monday through August 17th
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve
29530 White Road, Perrysburg
This is free and a great way to learn to Canoe.Canoes, paddles, life preservers and instructions provided. Canoes are first-come, first-served. Visitors arriving at 7 p.m. may paddle until 8 p.m. FREE
Bird Nest at W.W. Knight
Nature Technology:
eBird and iNaturalist 
Tuesday, July 7th 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve 
29530 White Road, Perrysburg | Leader: Jim Witter
Take a hike with the naturalist and record what kinds of plants and animals we see. We’ll enter our sightings and share our Wood County Parks findings.
Click here to register. FREE
Fire by the River at Otsego Park
Fire by the River
Friday, July 10; 6-9 pm Otsego Park 20000 West River Road, BG | Leader: Bryan Bockbrader
Enjoy a night along the Maumee River in an amazing setting. Enjoy the fire, make s’mores, play yard games, canoe, and make a dutch oven treat. Bring your chair and insect repellent.
Canoe
Canoe Paddle Skills

Saturday, July 11th 9:30 am – 12:30 pm; 1:30 – 4:30 pm
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve, Friends Green Room
29530 White Road, Perrysburg | Leader: Craig Spicer
Learn the paddle skills you’ll need to have your canoe dancing on the water! Take this American Canoe Association certified course to understand canoe safety and skills to become a canoe maneuvering master. All canoe gear provided. Participant must be 14 or older; minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian. Dress for the weather and for swimming.
Click here to register.  Cost: $15/FWCP $10.
Group of tour goers in front of the bus.
Bus Tour of Wood County Parks
Saturday, July 11; 9:00 am – noon
Park District HQ 18729 Mercer Road, BG
Hop on the bus with a naturalist to visit some of the hidden gems of the park system. Each visit will include a brief nature hike. Leader: Jim Witter

Click here to register. FREE

Trail at W.W. Knight
Thoreau Birthday Breakfast 
Saturday, July 11; 10:00 – 11:30 am
W. W. Knight Nature Preserve – Front Porch
29530 White Road, Perrysburg Leader: Pam Menchaca
We’re celebrating this great naturalist a day early. We’ll
provide a light breakfast on the porch then go for a short walk, with readings “Thoreau” along the way.
Click here to register.  FREE
rain barrel
Garden Water Works
Tuesday, July 14; 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Carter Historic Farm | Leader: Tim Gaddie
18331 Carter Road, Bowling Green
Watering a kitchen vegetable garden wasn’t easy in the 1930s. Learn water conservation tricks and garden tips. Help construct rain barrels for the gardens and you can take home a starter kit.
Click here to register. Cost: $35/kit/FWCP $30.
W.W. Knight front porch
Insect Evening Hike
Wednesday, July 15; 8:30 – 9:30 pm
W. W. Knight Nature Preserve – Front Porch
29530 White Road, Perrysburg Leader: Pam Menchaca
Summer symphonies and light shows are happening every
night. Stroll around the wetland and through the woods.
Discover the many insects and other critters that fill our
nights with music and brighten the darkness.
Click here to register. FREE

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