Following are Columbus and Franklin County Metropolitan Park District programs for June 1-8.
Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park
1775 Darby Creek Drive, Galloway
Black Bears in Ohio, 1 p.m. June 3 at the nature center. Guests will learn about the increasing number of black bears in Ohio and about their diet, reproduction, hibernation and language.
Long Off-Trail Hike, 8 a.m. June 4 at the Indian Ridge Bulletin Board. Guests will take an 8-mile hike. Participants should bring water.
Feed the Stream, 2 p.m. June 4 at the nature center. Guests will help serve a meal to creatures in the living stream.
Blacklick Woods Metro Park
6975 E. Livingston Ave., Reynoldsburg
Summer Campfire: Ohio Mammals, 8:30 p.m. June 2 at the Ash Grove Picnic Area. Guests will enjoy a campfire and learn about Ohio mammals.
Coffee With Coyotes, 9 a.m. June 3 at the nature center. Guests will watch for coyotes through the nature center windows and enjoy coffee while learning about coyotes.
Fascinating Fungi, 2 p.m. June 4 at the nature center. Guests will search for mushrooms and learn facts about fungi on a 1.5-mile hike.
Nature Kids Invisibles, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. June 6 at Beech Maple Lodge. Ages 6-12 will investigate invisible aspects of the natural world with activities that explore sound waves and scents, magnetism and microbes.
Walk and Roll, 11 a.m. June 6 at the nature center. Guests will bring a stroller or baby carrier and take a 2-mile walk.
Summer Discovery Walk, 2 p.m. June 7 at the nature center. Guests will take a 1.5-mile walk to see what is blooming and buzzing.
Lens and Leaves Camera Club, 7 p.m. June 8 at the Beech Maple Lodge. Guests will hear a presentation by Pat Hemlepp about wildlife and nature photography secrets. Nonmembers are welcome.
Glacier Ridge Metro Park
9801 Hyland Croy Road, Plain City
Grassland Birds, 8:30 a.m. June 3 at the Picnic Shelter Bulletin Board. Guests will search for birds on a 2.5-mile walk through the grasslands.
For Kids: Baby Birds, 10 a.m. June 7 at the Picnic Shelter Bulletin Board. Guests will learn how mother birds take care of their chicks.
Highbanks Metro Park
9466 U.S. Route 23 N., Lewis Center
Friday Feeding, 1 p.m. Fridays at the nature center. Guests will watch the naturalist feed the education reptiles and amphibians and learn what it takes to care for the animals.
Ravine Hike, 10 a.m. June 3 at the nature center. Guests will explore the ravine on a 4-mile off-trail hike.
Tae Kwon Do: Focus, 10 a.m. June 6 at the nature center. Guests will join instructors from Tiger Woo’s for a Tae Kwon Do lesson on the theme of focus. This martial art class instills confidence, builds strength and agility and develops coordination. No experience needed.
4675 Cosgray Road, Hilliard
Discovery Hike, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. June 2 at the Barn. Guests will look for signs of wildlife on a 1-mile hike around the pond and meadow.
Summer Scavenger Hunt, 1 p.m. June 4 at the Barn. Ages 3-10 will search for signs of animals that live in the park on a scavenger hunt.
For Kids: Go Fish, 10 a.m. June 8 at the Covered Bridge. Ages 3-15 will learn the basics of fishing.
Inniswood Metro Gardens
940 S. Hempstead Road, Westerville
Sunny Sundays, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sundays in the Herb Garden. Guests will meet members of the Herb Society of America, Central Ohio Unit and have questions answered.
Birding By Ear: Can You Hear Me Now?, 8 a.m. June 4 at the Gardens Entrance. Guests will learn how to identify bird songs while walking the garden trails.
Low Maintenance, Big Impact Perennial Gardens, 2 p.m. June 4 at the Innis House. The Inniswood Garden Society will host its annual meeting with gardening expert, TV and radio host, author and columnist, Melinda Myers. Guests will learn how to fill their garden with hard-working plants that don’t require a lot of extra upkeep.
Metro Five-0: Level 2 Introductory Tai Chi, 1 p.m. June 5 at the Education Pavilion. Ages 50 and older will learn the first few moves of the ancient Chinese moving meditation from Taoist Tai Chi instructor, Midge Krause, in this introductory lesson. All fitness levels welcome.
Summer Children’s Programs: Ohio Buckeyes, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. June 6-7. Ages 8 and younger will discover the history, uses and culture of Ohio’s state tree.
Scioto Audubon Metro Park
400 W. Whittier St., Columbus
Pre-K Storytime, 10 a.m. Thursdays and Saturdays at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center, 505 W. Whittier St. Bring little ones for a nature-inspired story or two.
Birdwatching for Beginners, 10 a.m. Saturdays at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center. Guests will learn how to use binoculars and search for birds.
Conservation Connection Series: Bugs, 6:30 p.m. June 4 at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center. Avi Eitann from USDA APHIS will discuss invasive bugs that might be found in backyards and how to make a difference.
Sharon Woods Metro Park
6911 Cleveland Ave., Westerville
Things That Go Bump in the Night, 7 p.m. June 2 at the Schrock Lake Restrooms. Ages 3-8 will take a half-mile walk to see what animals are active.
Lunchtime Chat: City Chickens, noon June 7 at the Schrock Lake Picnic Shelter. Guests will learn how chickens can complement backyards.
Fast-paced Adult Full Moon Hike, 9:15 p.m. June 8 at the Apple Ridge Bulletin Board. Guests will take a fast-paced 2.8-mile hike along gravel, paved and natural surface trails.
Slate Run Living Historical Farm
1375 state Route 674 N., Canal Winchester
Make Hay While the Sun Shines, 2 to 4 p.m. June 4. Guests will watch the farmhands and horses make hay or help bale hay in the barn if it is wet.
Three Creeks Park
3860 Bixby Road, Groveport
In the Creek, 10 a.m. June 3 at the Confluence Trails Bulletin Board. Guests will take a short walk to the creek and search for critters using nets, buckets and other tools.
Interpreters and assistive listening devices for persons with hearing impairments are available for any program. Call 614-891-0700 (TDD 614-895-6240) to schedule these services.