Following are Columbus and Franklin County Metropolitan Park District programs for this week.

Following are Columbus and Franklin County Metropolitan Park District programs for this week.

Battelle-Darby Creek Metro Park 1775 Darby Creek Drive, Galloway

* Preschoolers: Tree-rific, 9:30 or 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Nature Center. Learn more about trees through story, song and craft.

* Photo Group: Painting With Light, 7 p.m. Tuesday at Cedar Ridge Lodge. Discover tips and techniques for enhancing your photos.

Blacklick Woods Metro Park 6975 E. Livingston Ave., Reynoldsburg

* Morning Coffee and Wildlife Watch, 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the Nature Center. View wildlife through the widows and enjoy a cup of coffee.

* Science Sunday: Ohio Woodpeckers, 2 p.m. Sunday at the Beech Maple Lodge. Learn about the adaptations and habitat of the woodpecker.

* Preschoolers: The Beech Tree Puppets Discover Seeds, 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Beech Maple Lodge. Join the puppets as the discover that seeds are for more than eating.

Blendon Woods Metro Park 4265 State Route 161 E., Westerville

* Photo Prowl, 9 a.m. Saturday at the Nature Center. Join other photographer and search the trails for great shots.

* Audubon Bird Hike, 9 a.m. Sunday at the Nature Center. Search the woods and fields off-trail for migrating warblers.

Glacier Ridge Metro Park 9801 Hyland Croy Road, Plain City

* Tick Talk and Walk, 2 p.m. Saturday at the bulletin board near the main entrance picnic area. Discover the truth about ticks, including tick prevention and risk.

Highbanks Metro Park 9466 U.S. 23 N., Lewis Center

* Homeschoolers: Insects, 10 a.m. Friday at the Nature Center. See insects in action and learn about their adaptations. For ages 8 and older.

* Metro Five-0: Early Bloomers, 11 a.m. Saturday at the Nature Center. Watch a PowerPoint presentation about wildflowers and take a short hike to search for the first buds and blooms. For ages 50 and older.

Inniswood Metro Gardens 940 Hempstead Road, Westerville

* Herbal Uses, 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Innis House. Learn how to use garden herbs to create mouthwashes, teas, bug repellents and salves.

Scioto Audubon Metro Park 400 W. Whittier St., Columbus

* Audubon Afternoons: What's in Our Water?, 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center, 505 W. Whittier St. Test water samples and learn about this vital resource.

Sharon Woods Metro Park 6911 Cleveland Ave., Westerville

* Natural Play Area Adventures: Fairy & Elf House Building, 2 p.m. Saturday at the Natural Play Area (last parking lot in the Apple Ridge area). Venture off-trail to help pull invasive plants. Gather natural items to build a house of your choice for fairies, elves or even bugs.

Slate Run Metro Park 1375 State Route 674 N., Canal Winchester

* Secret Swamp, 2 p.m. Saturday at the Shady Grove Program Area. Take a one-mile round-trip hike to the swamp (partially rugged and off-trail) to search for salamanders, frogs and other critters.

Slate Run Living Historical Farm 1375 State Route 674 N., Canal Winchester

* Potato Planting, 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday. Help cut, sort and plant potatoes (conditions permitting) and learn about their place in history.

Three Creeks Park 3860 Bixby Road, Groveport

* Howl at the Moon, 8 p.m. Saturday at the Confluence Trails bulletin board. Take a three-mile walk with your dog.

* Preschoolers: Awesome Amphibians, 10 a.m. Thursday, April 10, at the Confluence Trails bulletin board. Discover frogs, toads, tadpoles and salamanders through stories and activities.

* Homeschoolers: Awesome Amphibians, 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at the Confluence Trails bulletin board. Take a short walk to explore a small wetland and learn about frogs, toads and salamanders. For ages 6 and older.

Interpreters and assistive listening devices for persons with hearing impairments are available for any program. Call 891-0700 (TDD 895-6240) to schedule these services.