Saturday April 29, 2017

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8am-10am Guided Spring Nature Hike! Have you ever wondered what species of animals, insects, and vegetation can be found around Richland County in the spring? Come on a guided hike as we walk various trails great for viewing wildlife such as birds, butterflies, and spring ephemeral wildflowers. Gorman Nature Center

9am, 10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm, 3pm Birding Boat Tours/Clearfork Reservoir. $10 per person. Limit nine per boat. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Ohio Bird Sanctuary. Ohio Bird Sanctuary

10am-11am A Bug's Life. Join us for a fun activity discovering how and why plants attract insects. Kids, bring your nature loving, creative, artistic selves! Mohican State Park/Resort Lobby.



10am-12pm Attracting Pollinators with Native Plants! Are you a fan of hummingbirds, butterflies, moths, bees and wasps? Do you like growing native wildflowers? Did you know that over 4,000 species of native pollinators call Ohio home? Learn how to evaluate and select native plants for your landscape to attract pollinators. Gorman Nature Center.   
10am Queen Bee Puppetry. Bring your children to see this professional puppet show. All children will have the opportunity to make a pollinator puppet.
Mohican Outdoor School. 
10am Goldenrod Galls. Goldenrods are a wonderful species that attracts many different polllinators, from bees and butterflies, to beetles and wasps.
Lowe-Volk Nature Center.
10am-11am Gardening for Pollinators. Gardeners play a vital role in the development & conservation of habitat that benefits pollinators, including bees, birds, and butterflies. Learn practical steps to create and enhance habitat, plant selection, and simple design elements. Program presented by Denise Ellsworth, OSU. Pleasant Hill Lake Park. 







10am-11:30am Vernal Pool Study. You are welcome to come, observe, and explore a vernal pool with Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists. We will share the functions and importance of a vernal pool and give you the opportunity to view the life of a vernal pool through observation and microscopes. Malabar Farm State Park
10am-12pm Kids Crafts. Create amazing works of art! Choose from a variety of FREE make-it-take-it projects including sun catchers, birdfeeders, and miniature gardens. Charles Mill Lake Park Messerly Recreation Center
10am-3pm Photographing Birds of Prey. A variety of bird of prey species will be displayed in natural settings along the trails. Perfect for up close photographs. Ohio Bird Sanctuary
10am-3pm Fly-fishing and Fly-tying Demonstration. Presented by Mohican Fly Fishing Club. Meet at the Covered Bridge river access. Mohican State Park
11am Forest Management. Learn about the forest that makes Mohican what it is and how you can apply it to your own backyard. Mohican Memorial State Forest


11am-4pm Planting a Pollinator Garden. Be part of the experience! Work with volunteers as they revitalize a garden space at the farm into a pollinators' paradise. Malabar Farm State Park. 
11am-12pm Pollinator Garden Planting. We will be planting a pollinator garden onsite using the garden design and plants approved for this site. Tools and plant materials provided. Pleasant Hill Lake Park. 


12pm How Does Pollination Work? Through a fun-filled - an tasty! - Cheetos activity, participants will understand how plants and animals make pollinator work. Afterwards, there will be a Pollinator Scavenger Hunt. Fun for all ages! Lowe-Volk Nature Center. 



12pm-2pm Nature's Movers and Shakers! We know the usual suspects like butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds but did you know that all kinds of animals are responsible for pollinating and spreading our very important local plants? Become a nature detective as we hunt for animals and talk about how they help our local plants! Best for children but all ages are welcome! Gorman Nature Center.




12pm Birds as Pollinators - Hummmm? Learn about how our smallest winged marvels play a large role in the ecosystem. See this winged jewel up close. Ohio Bird Sanctuary. 

12pm-1pm Bats are Pollinators Too. Birds, bees, and butterflies are not the only pollinators in the world. Those little creatures of the night, bats, are outstanding pollinators in large areas of the world. Our discussion will cover how, when, and where they go about this important task. Malabar Farm State Park.


12pm-5pm Nature Oriented Scavenger Hunt. Hike the steepest trail in the Mohican State Park on this 3/4 mile loop trail that follows the ridge above the mill. Relax with your family on the overlook deck and take in the beautiful views. Kids can gather scavenger hunt items along the way, and then turn in their items at the Welcome Center Cabin to earn a prize! After your hike, take advantage of a multitude of free kids nature crafts and activities. Wolf Creek Grist Mill


1pm-4pm Wildflower Hike. Native wildflowers are in bloom at Mohican. Some of the best flora and fauna can be found here. Come and join us on this hike while we discuss ways plants attract pollinators. This is a two mile, moderate to easy hike. Trail may be muddy. Hemlock Gorge Trail - meet at the Nature Center located in Campground Area A, south of Loudonville off State Route 3. Mohican State Park.




1pm Intro to Square Foot Gardening. This program intended for adults. Mohican Outdoor School.

1pm Pollinator Gardening for Kids. Children will learn about pollinators and make a starter garden. Mohican Outdoor School. 



1pm-2pm How Sweet it is. Basic introduction to local beekeeping. Look at bee hive selection, care of bees, honey production and harvest, opportunities to get involved and starting your own bee hive. Pleasant Hill Lake Park Welcome Center


1pm-3pm Building a Pollinator Garden. Naturalists will be actively working in the Sanctuary's butterfly garden. Interactive program. Come learn and assist. Children welcome. Ohio Bird Sanctuary. 



2pm Successes of a Pollination Station. The grounds of Lowe-Volk Park have two active sites dedicated to pollinators: the Butterfly Garden and Pollination Station. These small sites are host to many native plants that attract a wide variety of pollinators, from hummingbirds to Monarchs. This short hike will follow the trail of successes - and set-backs - of each site, giving homeowners a taste for what they can expect in establishing their own tiny pollinator oasis on their property. Lowe-Volk Nature Center. 

2pm Gourd birdhouse workshop. Make your own bird house from a gourd. These beautiful, natural houses can be stained or painted for avian use or a unique home decoration. $10/person material cost. Ohio Bird Sanctuary

2pm-3pm Earth Friendly Pest Management. Participants will explore common pest problems and ways to keep pests away naturally. Presented by Denise Ellsworth, OSU. Pleasant Hill Lake Park Welcome Center. 



2pm-4pm Hands-on Animals. Join us for our exciting finale to Saturday's Mohican Wildlife Weekend activities! Enjoy the experience of touching, holding, and learning about some of our resident reptiles and amphibians. All of our educational animals are native to the Richland County area. This program is enjoyed by all ages. Gorman Nature Center


  3pm Wildflower Hike. Mohican Outdoor School.   



3pm-4pm The animals that travel with Jack Hanna. The program that will give you the opportunity to get up close and personal to learn about Jack Hanna's animals. Discover where they come from, what they eat, and possibly touch the birds, reptiles, and a variety of mammals. Bring chairs or blankets for the lawn. Wolf Creek Grist Mill   

3pm-4pm Bee Craft. Paint and create a terracotta bee creature or a bee mobile to hang. All supplies and directions provided. Family-friendly and FREE. Pleasant Hill Lake Park Welcome Center.

  3pm-5pm Butterfly Puddle Workshop. Paint a terracotta clay saucer and learn how to attract butterflies to your garden with a butterfly puddle. Supplies are limited, so reservations are requested at 419-368-6885. Charles Mill Lake Park.   




5pm-6:30pm Wildflower Hike. Explore the forest floor in search of spring wildflowers. Meet at the Johnny Appleseed Amphitheater parking lot for a 1.5 mile walk around the grounds. Be prepared by wearing sturdy shoes and bring water. Charles Mill Lake Park




7pm Birds of Prey Show. Enjoy an up close experience with a variety of Ohio's bird species. A 30 minute presentation that is fun and educational. Brought to you by the Ohio Bird Sanctuary. Mohican State Park Resort Lobby 


  7pm-9pm Creatures and Canvas. Find your inner artist at this fun and inspiring painting class for all skill levels. Create a masterpiece featuring the natural beauty of the area, enjoy refreshments, and learn about Ohio's native wildlife. $10 per person, pre-registration required by callling 419-368-6885. Charles Mill Lake Park  


7pm-10pm Wildlife Barn Dance. Continuing a Bromfield tradition, square and line dancing with live music and caller. Beginners welcome! Food available. $1 donation at the door for ages 12 and older. Malabar Farm State Park  



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Lowe Volk Nature Center
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