Following are Columbus and Franklin County Metropolitan Park District programs for Nov. 16-23.
Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park
1775 Darby Creek Drive, Galloway
Buckeye Fever, 10 a.m. Nov. 18 at the Nature Center. Guests will learn about the state bird, mammal, snake and tree and make their own Ohio State Buckeye necklace.
Bison, 1 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Nature Center. Guests will take a 1-mile hike to see North America's largest land mammal.
Blacklick Woods Metro Park
6975 E. Livingston Ave., Reynoldsburg
Metro Five-0: Level 1 Nature Painting, 6 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Beech Maple Lodge. Ages 50 and older will paint a fall landscape scene. Materials will be provided.
Wild Turkeys, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 18 and 19 at the Nature Center. Guests will learn about Ohio's gobblers at a display.
Fall Seeds, 2 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Nature Center. Look for seeds and pods left behind after the summer.
Nature Babies, 10 a.m. Nov. 20 at the Nature Center. Ages 2 and younger will hear stories, learn animal signs to practice in American Sign Language and discover nature through a sensory board.
Blendon Woods Metro Park
4265 E. Dublin Granville Road, Westerville
Turkey Take Off, 2 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Nature Center. Guests will take a 2-mile off-trail hike and learn the history of turkeys in North America and how their population in Ohio has exploded in recent years.
Homeschoolers: All About Turkeys, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Nature Center. Ages 6-12 will take a short walk to look for wild gobblers.
Turkey Display, 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Nature Center. Guests will discover the history and life of the bird that became a symbol of Thanksgiving Day.
Highbanks Metro Park
9466 U.S. Route 23 N., Lewis Center
Beavers at Dusk, 5 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Big Meadows Picnic Area. Guests will learn about Ohio's largest rodent and look for them off the Scenic River Trail.
4675 Cosgray Road, Hilliard
Family Thanksgiving Crafts, noon Nov. 19 at the Lakeside Pavilion. Guests will make nature-inspired crafts with their family.
Inniswood Metro Gardens
940 S. Hempstead Road, Westerville
Book Club, 2 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Innis House. Guests will discuss "Around the House and in the Garden" by Dominique Browning at the quarterly meeting.
Family Craft Workshop, 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Innis House. Guests will create holiday gifts with family and friends. Materials will be provided. Bring a bag to take the items home.
Rocky Fork Metro Park
7180 Walnut St., Westerville
Metro Five-0: Level 3 Discovery Walk, 2 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Millstone Picnic Area. Ages 50 and older will search for plants and animals preparing for winter on a 1.5-mile hike.
Birds for Beginners, 1 p.m. Nov. 26 at the Millstone Picnic Area. Guests will search for feathered friends on a slow-paced, 1.5-mile walk. Checklists and binoculars will be provided.
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.
Weekly Bird Hike, 10 a.m. Saturdays at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center. Guests will search for birds in the park.
Sharon Woods Metro Park
6911 Cleveland Ave., Westerville
Family Fun: Turkey Time, 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 18 at the Spring Hollow Lodge. Ages 3-8 will participate in games and activities.
Turkey Trek, noon Nov. 18 at the Spring Hollow Lodge. Guests will search for these feathered friends on an off-trail adventure.
Slate Run Living Historical Farm
1375 state Route 674 N., Canal Winchester
Turkeys, Traditions and Thanksgiving, 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Farmhouse. Guests will learn about some of the customs of the holiday, including uses of corn, pumpkins and other foods and the butchering of the turkey.
Three Creeks Park
3860 Bixby Road, Groveport
Homeschoolers: Winter Wildlife Science, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Heritage Nature Center, 551 Wirt Road, Groveport. Ages 5 and older will discover how animals and plants survive and thrive in the cold season.
Owls of Autumn, 5:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Confluence Trails Bulletin Board. Guests will learn about these raptors and try to lure them in with calls on a 2-mile walk.
Coyotes at the Creeks, 2 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Heron Pond Bulletin Board. Guests will take a 2-mile walk to look for signs of these wild canines and discover ways to coexist with them.
Preschoolers: Hibernation Time, 10 a.m. Nov. 21 at the Heritage Nature Center, 551 Wirt Road, Groveport. Preschoolers will take part in activities while learning how wild animals stay warm in the winter.
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.