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

Preschoolers: Creek Adventure, 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. Friday at the naturalist's office. Wade in the creek and discover who lives there.

Darby Creek Butterfly Count, 9 a.m. Saturday at the naturalist's office. Count and identify butterflies and skippers, bring water and a hat.

Buggin' Out, 1 p.m. Saturday at the naturalist's office. Look for insects on a half-mile hike.

Howl at the Moon, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the pet trail parking lot. Bring your canine friend for a two-mile hike.

Full Moon of Thunder Hike, 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, at the naturalist's office. Take an invigorating four-mile hike.

Blacklick Woods Metro Park

6975 E. Livingston Ave., Reynoldsburg

Fish Printing, 1-3 p.m. Saturday at the Ash Grove Picnic Area. Bring a white T-shirt and make a print design.

Red Moon Walk, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Nature Center. Take a two-mile walk under the full moon.

Blendon Woods Metro Park

4265 State Route 161 E., Westerville

Photo Prowl, 9 a.m. Saturday at the Nature Center. Learn photographic techniques on a walk through the park.

Critters in Your Neighborhood, 1 p.m. Saturday at the Nature Center. Meet wild animals commonly found in urban habitats.

Almost Full Moon Hike, 8 p.m. Saturday at the Nature Center. Take a stroll on the two-mile Sugarbush Trail under the rising moon.

Tour the Monarch Mansion, 2 p.m. Sunday at the Nature Center. Learn how to manage a mini butterfly house, including rearing methods, plant selection, watering and ethical issues.

Chestnut Ridge Metro Park

8445 Winchester Road, N.W., Carroll

Bodacious Bats, 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Springhouse Program Area. Watch for bats in the sky around the pond and learn more about these flying mammals.

Highbanks Metro Park

9466 U.S. 23 N., Lewis Center

Family Theme Day, 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Nature Center. Explore the world of water through displays, games, activities and more.

Howl at the Moon, 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Nature Center. Bring your favorite pooch for a 3.5-mile hike.

Inniswood Metro Gardens

940 Hempstead Road,

Westerville

Summer Children's Program: Heredity, 10 a.m. Friday at the program area, for ages 12 and younger. Learn how specific traits in humans and plants are passed on from generation to generation.

Summer Children's Program: Water Wonders, 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Tuesday at the program area, for ages 12 and younger. Discover why plants, animals and humans need water to survive.

Pickerington Ponds

Metro Park

7680 Wright Road,

Canal Winchester

Green way Walk, 8 a.m. Sunday at the Glacier Knoll Picnic Area. Take a six-mile hike.

Dances with Dragonflies, 2 p.m. Sunday at the Glacier Knoll Picnic Area. Catch and release dragonflies and damselflies on a one-mile walk.

Bright Moon Biking, 8:30 p.m. Monday at the Glacier Knoll Picnic Area. Listen for owls and other night sounds on a 10-mile bike ride.

Preschoolers: Creepy Crawlies, 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Glacier Knoll Picnic Area. Learn about insects, spiders and other tiny creatures through activities and observation.

Prairie Oaks Metro Park

3225 Plain City-Georgesville Road, West Jefferson

Playtime in the Park, 11 a.m. Saturday at Beaver Lake, 8921 Lucas Road. Explore the park's natural play area with shovels, nets and whatever else you like.

Mussels and More, 2 p.m. Saturday at Sycamore Plains Trail, 2009 Amity Road. Hike a mile down to the creek and search for mussels and other aquatic creatures.

Howl at the Moon, 8:45 p.m. Saturday at Darby bend Lakes, 2755 Amity Road. Hike two miles with your favorite canine as the moon rises over the lakes.

Archery, 1-4 p.m. Sunday at the Sycamore Plains Trail, 2009 Amity Road, for ages 8 and older. Stop by any time and learn how to use a simple compound bow.

Sharon Woods Metro Park

6911 Cleveland Ave.,

Westerville

Prairie Stroll, 10 a.m. Saturday at the Apple Ridge bulletin board. Look for butterflies and learn about prairie flowers on a one-mile walk.

Senior Exclusive: Movie Night, 7 p.m. Wednesday at Spring Hollow Lodge, 1069 W. Main St., Westerville. View a nature-themed movie. Popcorn provided.

Adult Full Moon Hike, 9-10:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Apple Ridge bulletin board. Take a fast-paced, 3.5-mile hike along gravel, paved and natural-surface trails.

Slate Run Metro Park

1375 state Route 674 N., Canal Winchester

Basics of Disc Golf, 11 a.m. Saturday at the Buzzard's Roost Picnic Area. Learn the basics of playing disc golf on an easy three-hole mini course.

All About Mammals, 2-4p.m. Saturday at the historical farm entrance. View mammal tracks and touch mammal skins, skulls and bones.

Nature Hike for Adults, 2 p.m. Sunday at the Buzzard's Roost Picnic Area. Take a leisurely one-mile walk through the woods and ask nature questions.

Slate Run Living Historical Farm

1375 state Route 674 N., Canal Winchester

Kids Work Day, 10:30 a.m.-noon Saturday. Pump water, do laundry and help with other chores that kids did on an 1880s farm.

A Stitch in Time, 2-4 p.m. Sunday. Watch or help as the farm women mend, do handwork and use the treadle sewing machine.

A-Hunting We Will Go, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday. Pick up a list at the farmhouse and do a scavenger hunt on the farm.

Family Storytime: How Does Your Garden Grow?, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Hear a story and do a craft, then learn about plants in the kitchen garden and help with some chores.

Three Creeks Park

3860 Bixby Road, Groveport

Fireflies by Tram, 8:45 p.m. Friday at the Heron Pond bulletin board. Take a tram ride through the park and learn how fireflies create cold light on warm nights.

Sunday Summer Scenes, 1 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Confluence Trails bulletin board. Ride the tram through the forests and fields.

Preschoolers: Going on a Tram Trip, 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Confluence Trails bulletin board. Take a tram safari through the park looking for animals.

Nature Night, 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Heritage Nature Center, 551 Wirt Road, Groveport. Take a look at all kinds of natural items from feathers to fur to feet.

Full Moon by Tram, 8:30 pm. Wednesday at the Heron Pond bulletin board. Ride the tram while the sun sets and the moon rises and look and listen for animals active at night.

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.