Following are Columbus and Franklin County Metropolitan Park District programs for April 5-12.

Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park

1775 Darby Creek Drive, Galloway

Spring Break Movie Matinee, 2 p.m. April 6 at the Nature Center. Guests will watch a double-feature nature movie featuring the Wild Kratt brothers and then make a craft.

Metro Five-0: Level 2 Bison, 1 p.m. April 7 at the Nature Center. Ages 50 and older will take a 1-mile hike to see North America's largest land mammal.

Preschoolers: Tree-rific, 9:30 and 11 a.m. April 10 at the Nature Center. Guests will learn about Earth's largest plant through story, song and craft.

Blacklick Woods Metro Park

6975 E. Livingston Ave., Reynoldsburg

Nature Walk, 2 p.m. April 7 at the Nature Center. Guests will take a walk to see what spring changes are happening on the trails.

You Can Eat That, 2 p.m. April 8 at the Nature Center. Guests will take a 1-mile walk to discover what wild edible plants are abundant and try some samples.

Preschoolers: Eggs, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. April 11 at the Beech Maple Lodge. Guests will learn about animals that lay eggs and do some egg painting.

Blendon Woods Metro Park

4265 E. Dublin-Granville Road, Westerville

Bat Appreciation Week Display, 1 to 4 p.m. April 7 at the Nature Center. Guests will learn about the flying mammals.

Bird Hike, 8 a.m. April 8 at the Nature Center. Guests will walk two miles and look for spring migrants.

Feed the Critters, 6:30 p.m. April 9 at the Nature Center. Guests will help feed bugs and worms to the nature center animals.

Glacier Ridge Metro Park

9801 Hyland Croy Road, Plain City

Walk and Woof, 7 p.m. April 9 at the Picnic Shelter Bulletin Board. Guests will go on a 2.5-mile hike with their dog.

Go Fly a Kite, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. April 12 at the Windmill at Energy Center. Guests can celebrate National Kite Month by flying their kite, borrowing a kite to fly or creating a kite to take home.

Highbanks Metro Park

9466 U.S. Route 23 N., Lewis Center

Salamanders, 1 p.m. April 7 at the Nature Center. Guests will take a 3-mile hike and look for an amphibian larvae in the vernal pool.

Preschoolers: Busy Tree, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. April 11 as well as 9:30 and 11 a.m. April 12 at the Nature Center. Preschoolers will take a short hike to look for animals living in trees.

Inniswood Metro Gardens

940 S. Hempstead Road, Westerville

Meet the Artists, 2 to 4 p.m. April 8 at the Innis House. Guests will view the oil paintings of Jane Flewellen and Audrey Moody at a reception.

Herb Society Meeting, 7 p.m. April 11 at the Innis House. Guests will join members of the Herb Society of America, Central Ohio Unit, for their public meeting and program, "Growing a Cook's Garden."

Rocky Fork Metro Park

7180 Walnut St., Westerville

Rocky Fork Dog Walking Club, 9 a.m. April 7 at the Millstone Picnic Area. Guests will take a 1.5-mile hike with their dog.

Stroller Stroll, 10 a.m. April 11 at the Millstone Picnic Area. Participants are invited to bring their children in a stroller or baby carrier for a 1.5-mile nature walk.

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.

Managing Honeybees, 6:30 p.m. April 5 at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center. A program about honeybees will help guests discover what they can do to help these insects. Guests are encouraged to arrive a few minutes early to take a look at the beehive.

Sharon Woods Metro Park

6911 Cleveland Ave., Westerville

Go Wild Kids Club: Fairy, Elf and Bug Houses, 4:30 p.m. April 5 at the Natural Play Area. Children ages 5-12 will build a house for their favorite forest creature.

Natural Play Area Adventures: Fairy, Elf and Bug Houses, 2 p.m. April 8 at the Natural Play Area. Children ages 5-12 will help pull invasive plants and gather natural items to build a house for their favorite forest creature.

Homeschoolers: Wild About Wildflowers, 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. April 10 at the Spring Hollow Lodge. Children ages 5-12 will see blooms on a short hike and learn more about them with group activities.

Slate Run Living Historical Farm

1375 state Route 674 N., Canal Winchester

We Do Windows, 1 to 3 p.m. April 7 at the Farmhouse. Guests will find out how farmwomen do spring cleaning chores without the help of electricity or modern aids.

Potato Planting, 1 to 3 p.m. April 8 at the Farmhouse. Guests will help cut, sort and plant potatoes and learn about their place in history.

Homeschoolers at the Farm: Give and Take, 1 p.m. April 12 at the Farmhouse. Guests will learn what care the farmer gives to the livestock and how animals help the farm family.

Three Creeks Park

3860 Bixby Road, Groveport

Spring Break Special: Kids Fishing, 10 a.m. April 7 at the Confluence Trails Bulletin Board. Guests ages 15 and younger can cast a line and catch some fish.

Interpreters and assistive listening devices for persons with hearing impairments are available for any program. Call 614-891-0700 (TDD 895-6240) to schedule these services.

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