Lowe-Volk Nature Center


2401 OH-598

Crestline, OH 44827

(419) 683-9000

crawfordparkdistrict.org/nature-center.html

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Saturday, April 29:

  1. Goldenrod Galls 10am. Goldenrods are a wonderful species that attracts many different pollinators, from bees and butterflies, to beetles and wasps. While goldenrods are a late summer bloom, their dead stalks can still support life. A tiny fly, the Gall Fly, lays eggs on the growing stem of goldenrod and the larva overwinters in a little chamber created by the goldenrod plant. We will explore these little balls of treasure to see what is inside, and then go on a hike to explore the value in leaving your “dead” flowers stand over the winter. Fun for all ages!
  2. How Does Pollination Work? 12pm. Through a fun-filled – and tasty! – Cheetos activity, participants will understand how plants and animals make pollination work. Afterwards, there will be a Pollinator Scavenger Hunt. Fun for all ages!
  3. Successes of a Pollination Station 2pm. The grounds at 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. 
  4. Lowe-Volk Park & Nature Center. Lowe-Volk Park is open from dawn until dusk and hosts 2 miles of hiking trails and a pond for fishing. The Nature Center is open 8am-4pm. Inside are many natural and cultural displays, along with live animals to view, a bird observation room, and our new Interactive Tree. We are also giving away free Cardinal Flower plants to the first 25 visitors/families that walk through the door.

 

Sunday, April 30:

  1. Goldenrod Galls 10am. Goldenrods are a wonderful species that attracts many different pollinators, from bees and butterflies, to beetles and wasps. While goldenrods are a late summer bloom, their dead stalks can still support life. A tiny fly, the Gall Fly, lays eggs on the growing stem of goldenrod and the larva overwinters in a little chamber created by the goldenrod plant. We will explore these little balls of treasure to see what is inside, and then go on a hike to explore the value in leaving your “dead” flowers stand over the winter. Fun for all ages!
  2. How Does Pollination Work? 12pm. Through a fun-filled – and tasty! – Cheetos activity, participants will understand how plants and animals make pollination work. Afterwards, there will be a Pollinator Scavenger Hunt. Fun for all ages!
  3. Successes of a Pollination Station 2pm. The grounds at 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.
  4. Lowe-Volk Park & Nature Center. Lowe-Volk Park is open from dawn until dusk and hosts 2 miles of hiking trails and a pond for fishing. The Nature Center is open 8am-4pm. Inside are many natural and cultural displays, along with live animals to view, a bird observation room, and our new Interactive Tree. We are also giving away free Cardinal Flower plants to the first 25 visitors/families that walk through the door.

 

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