Following are Columbus and Franklin County Metropolitan Park District programs for May 3-10.

Battelle Darby CreeknMetro Park

1775 Darby Creek Drive, Galloway

2018 Geotrail Kickoff Event, 10 to 11 a.m. May 5 at the Nature Center. Guests will join for the opening of the year's GeoTrail treasure hunt. For details, visit geocaching.com.

Kentucky Darby Day, 4 p.m. May 5 at the Nature Center. Guests will explore the rich history between the Kentucky Derby and the Darby Creek area. Participants are encouraged to wear a hat, enjoy a mocktail and check out some horse racing memorabilia as they chat with a representative from Darby Dan Farm.

Preschoolers: The Buzz About Bees, 9:30 and 11 a.m. May 8 at the Nature Center. Guests will enjoy a story, song and craft and discover how bees help plants as they look for nectar.

Blacklick Woods Metro Park

6975 E. Livingston Ave., Reynoldsburg

Scout Day: Brownies and Bugs, 2 p.m. May 5 at the Nature Center. Brownies will participate in activities that meet the requirements for the Bugs Badge.

Bird Hike, 9 a.m. May 6 at the Nature Center. Guests will take a 1.5-mile walk to search the trails for migrating songbirds.

Sunday in the Swamp, 1 to 3 p.m. May 6 at the Nature Center. Guests will scoop up slimy critters from the buttonbush swamp.

Homeschoolers: Migration Mania, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. May 7 at the Beech Maple Lodge. Guests will learn about the seasonal movements of birds and other wildlife.

Preschoolers: Flowers, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. May 9 at the Beech Maple Lodge. Guests will discover the importance and beauty of flowers through stories, activities and crafts.

Blendon Woods Metro Park

4265 E. Dublin-Granville Road, Westerville

Bird Hike, 8 a.m. May 5 at the Nature Center. Guests will search for migrating warblers on a 2-mile walk.

National Egg Month Display, 1 to 4 p.m. May 6 at the Nature Center. Guests will learn about the many types of eggs and animals that lay them.

Where will the Acorns Be? 7 p.m. May 9 at the Nature Center. Guests will take a 1.5-mile woodland walk and discover the whereabouts of oaks and other trees that produce fruit that animals eat.

Glacier Ridge Metro Park

9801 Hyland Croy Road, Plain City

Photography Workshop With McConnell Arts Center, 4 p.m. May 6. Guests will explore the wetlands and fields to practice depth of field to control what is in focus and out of focus in photographs. To register, visit tiny.cc/ma-class.

Highbanks Metro Park

9466 U.S. Route 23 N, Lewis Center

Warbler Watch, 8 a.m. May 5 at the Nature Center. Guests will take a 1-mile hike in search of colorful spring migrants.

Central Ohio Folk Festival, 11 a.m. May 5-6 at the Big Meadows Picnic Area. Guests will enjoy free daytime concerts, local jam group tent, folk dance and instruction, storytelling and children's activities. Over 40 workshops -- nominal fee/all levels of expertise -- on everything from guitar, banjo, fiddle to songwriting and how to jam. Tickets cost $20. Sponsored by the Columbus Folk Music Society, WCBE 90.5-FM and Metro Parks. To register, visit columbusfolkmusicsociety.org.

Preschoolers: Bald Eagles, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. May 9 and 9:30 and 11 a.m. May 10 at the Nature Center. Guests will learn about these raptors that nest in the park.

Homestead

4675 Cosgray Road, Hilliard

For Families: Nature Scavenger Hunt, noon May 5 and 10 a.m. May 8 at the Barn. Guests will complete the hunt and win a prize.

Inniswood Metro Gardens

940 S. Hempstead Road, Westerville

Sunny Sundays, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sundays at the Herb Garden. Guests will meet members of the Herb Society of America, Central Ohio Unit and have their questions answered.

Spring Plant Sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 5 and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 6 at the Gardens Entrance. Perennial plants and herbs will be for sale. Sponsored by The Inniswood Volunteers Inc. and the Herb Society of America, Central Ohio Unit.

Wildflower Walk, 10 a.m. May 7 at the Gardens Entrance. Guests will enjoy a walk in the gardens and learn how to identify some common blooms.

Rocky Fork Metro Park

7180 Walnut St., Westerville

Rocky Fork Dog Walking Club, 9 a.m. May 5 at the Millstone Picnic Area. Guests will enjoy a 1.5-mile hike with their dog.

Stroller Stroll, 10 a.m. May 9 and 11 at the Millstone Picnic Area. Guests will bring their kids in a stroller or backpack for a 1.5-mile nature walk.

Scioto Audubon Metro Park

400 W. Whittier St., Columbus

Late Nights at the Climbing Wall, second and fourth Fridays at the Climbing Wall. The climbing wall will stay open until midnight for Late Nights at the Climbing Wall programs, which will be held the second and fourth Friday of the month from April through October. There will be four auto belays, but climbers must bring their own climbing harness. Late night fishing is also available from the dock on the Scioto River.

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.

Sharon Woods Metro Park

6911 Cleveland Ave., Westerville

Happy Tails-N-Trails, 2 p.m. May 6 at the Apple Ridge Bulletin Board. Guests will bring their canine companion for a 2-mile hike followed by a doggie treat.

Homeschoolers: Amazing Mammals, 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. May 9 at the Spring Hollow Lodge. Guests will take a 1-mile stroll on the Thomas Trail and look for migrating birds.

Slate Run Living Historical Farm

1375 state Route 674 N, Canal Winchester

Eggs, Feathers and Fowls, 1 to 3 p.m. May 5 at the Farmhouse. The farm will butcher chickens, show how eggs were preserved before refrigeration and answer questions about keeping small flocks at home. There may be newly hatched chicks to see.

Washday Blues, 1 to 3 p.m. May 6 at the Farmhouse. Guests will help the farmwife with the laundry and try the scrub board and wringer, and watch as the farm makes soap from lard and lye.

Three Creeks Park

3860 Bixby Road, Groveport

New Leaves Tree ID Walk, 1:30 p.m. May 5 at the Confluence Trails Bulletin Board. Guests will learn to identify trees from their flowers and new leaves on an easy 1-mile walk.

Neat Knots, 2 p.m. May 6 at the Confluence Trails Bulletin Board. Guests will practice tying using knots for outdoor adventures.

Preschoolers: Swamp Things, 10 a.m. May 8 at the Confluence Trails Bulletin Board. Guests will learn about the small creatures that make their homes in ponds and wetlands.

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