The following is a list of Metropolitan Park District of Columbus and Franklin County programs for this week.

The following is a list of Metropolitan Park District of Columbus and Franklin County programs for this week.

Battelle-Darby Creek

Metro Park

1775 Darby Creek Drive, Galloway

Birding at its Best, 8 a.m. Saturday at the Indian Ridge billetin board. Take in a morning of warblers, finches, orioles and other winged friends.

Wildflowers of Spring, 1 p.m. Saturday at the naturalist's office. Discover trillium, trout lillies, Dutchman's breeches and other wildflowers on this two-mile hike.

Central Ohio Folk Festival 2009, 1-5 p.m. Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Two days of free concerts, jam sessions, workshops and kids' activities, sponsored by the Columbus Folk Music Society and Metro Parks. Visit www.cfms-inc.org.

Blacklick Woods Metro Park

6975 E. Livingston Ave., Reynoldsburg

Spring Wildflower Walk, 2 p.m. Saturday at the Ash Griove Picnic Area. Search for woodland flowers on a 1.5-mile walk.

Sunday in the Swamp, 2 p.m. Sunday at the Nature Center. Investigate critters in the Buttonbush swamp using nets and containers.

Blendon Woods Metro Park

4265 State Route 161 E., Westerville

Gobblers on Parade, 10 a.m. Saturday at the Nature Center. Search and call for wild turkeys on a 1.5-mile walk.

Woodcock Walk, 8 p.m. Saturday at the picnic area lot at the Ranger Station. Search for courting woodcocks on a 1.5-mile walk around Thoreau Lake.

Garlic Mustard Pull, 2 p.m. Sunday at the Nature Center. Learn about non-native invasive plants and help rid the park of garlic mustard. Gardening gloves suggested.

Preschoolers: Frog Fun, 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Nature Center. Learn about frogs and toads and participate in a paper frog race.

Glacier Ridge Metro Park

9801 Hyland Croy Road, Plain City

Tram Ride: Spring Wildflowers, 2 p.m. Saturday at the bulletin board near the main park entrance. Learn about forest wildflowers on a tram ride.

Hike and Ride: Wetlands, 6 p.m. Saturday at the bulletin board near the main park entrance. Take a tram ride and short hike and learn the importance of wetlands.

Inniswood Metro Gardens

940 Hempstead Road,

Westerville

Spring Plant Sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. A selection of perennials, annuals and herbs will be sold by the Inniswood Volunteers Inc. and the Central Ohio Unit of the Herb Society of America.

Pickerington Ponds

Metro Park

7680 Wright Road,

Canal Winchester

Wildflower Walk, 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Glacier Knoll Picnic Area. Walk off-trail through the woods to look for wildflowers and other signs of spring.

Springtime Biking, 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Glacier Knoll Picnic Area. Take as 10-mile bike ride and look for flowers, birds and other signs of spring.

Prairie Oaks Metro Park

3225 Plain City-Georgesville Road, West Jefferson

Nature Display, 1-2 p.m. Saturday at the Heritage Trail parking lot, 7262 Hayden Run Road. Take a bike ride or walk along the seven-mile Heritage Trail and stop along the way to see a nature display.

Sharon Woods Metro Park

6911 Cleveland Ave.,

Westerville

Homeschoolers: Constellation Consternation, 10 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Spring Hollow Lodge, 1069 W. Main St., Westerville, for ages 6 and older. Learn how to find animal shapes in the stars and why Orion wears a belt. Bring an empty shoebox or box of similar size.

Slate Run Metro Park

1375 state Route 674 N., Canal Winchester

Bird Watch, 9 a.m. Saturday at the Buzzard's Roost Picnic Area. Look for migrating birds on a one-mile walk.

Hummer Hunt, 1 p.m. Saturday at the Shady Grove Program Area. Look for hummingbirds on a short walk.

Field of Pheasants, 2 p.m. Sunday at the Wetlands Wildlife Refuge. Take a two-mile walk through the wetlands and grassland to look for ring-necked pheasants.

Preschoolers: Froggie Friends, 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Monday at the Wetlands Wildlife Refuge. Meet frogs and other pond creatures.

Homeschoolers: All About Eggs, 2 p.m. Thursday at the Buzzard's Roost Picnic Area, for ages 6 and older. Learn about eggs and the birds that produce them, and meet a live chick from Slate Ridge Farm.

Slate Run Living

Historical Farm

1375 state Route 674 N.,

Canal Winchester

Eggs, Feathers and Fowl, 1-3 p.m. Saturday. See how chickens were butchered and how eggs were preserved without refrigeration on an 1880s farm. With luck, chicks will be hatching in the incubator.

Kids Work Day, 1-3 p.m. Sunday. Try farm chores that were familiar to every farm child in the 1880s

Three Creeks Park

3860 Bixby Road, Groveport

Mud & Muck, 10 a.m. Saturday at the Heritage Nature Center, 551 Wirt Road, Groveport. Search Palm Pond for animals that rely on this wetlands habitat.

Float the Pond, noon-3 p.m. Sunday at Turtle Pond in the Confluence Trails area. Ride a canoe on Turtle Pond. Children must be at least 40 inches tall to ride.

Bells of Blue, 5 p.m. Sunday at the Confluence Trails bulletin board. Hike the one-mile Bluebell Trail and enjoy the show of bluebells and other wildflowers.

Preschoolers: Nature Hunt, 11 a.m. Thursday, May 7, at the Program Amphitheater. Go on a nature hunt, hear a story and make a craft.

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.