Following are Columbus and Franklin County Metropolitan Park District programs for May 10-17.

Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park

1775 Darby Creek Drive, Galloway

Birding at its Best, 8 a.m. May 12 at the Indian Ridge Bulletin Board. Guests will listen to a morning chorus of warblers, finches, orioles and other birds.

Photo Group: Image Review, 10 a.m. May 12 at the Nature Center. Guests will see and discuss photos by group members.

Yoga in the Park, 11:30 a.m. May 12 at the Ranger Station. Guests will learn basic yoga movements to rejuvenate their mind and body. Participants should bring a mat or blanket.

Wildflowers, 1 p.m. May 12 at the Ranger Station. Guests will discover trillium, trout lilies, Dutchman's breeches and other spring blooms on a 2-mile hike.

Blacklick Woods Metro Park

6975 E. Livingston Ave., Reynoldsburg

Mother's Day Display, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. May 12 and 13 at the Nature Center. Guests will discover the best and worst moms in the animal kingdom.

Tram Ride, 11 a.m. May 12 at the Ash Grove Picnic Area. Guests will take a tram tour of the park.

Wildflowers, 2 p.m. May 13 at the Nature Center. Guests will go on a 1.5-mile walk to search for spring blooms.

Blendon Woods Metro Park

4265 E. Dublin Granville Road, Westerville

90-Minute Birding, 9:30 a.m. May 12 at the Nature Center. Guests will take a walk of up to 1 mile to areas where lots of birds have been seen recently.

Natural Play Area: First Birthday, noon to 4 p.m. May 12 at the Natural Play Area. Guests will celebrate the day with fun on the play structures, make a craft and learn about the park's animals and plants.

Mother's Day Crafternoon, 1 to 5 p.m. May 13 at the Nature Center. Guests are invited to bring their mom and help her make a nature craft.

Feed the Critters, 6:30 p.m. May 14 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

Adults: Wildflower Walk, 10 a.m. May 12 at the Picnic Shelter Bulletin Board. Ages 18 and older will take a 1-mile stroll and learn about the importance of native plants.

Highbanks Metro Park

9466 U.S. Route 23 N., Lewis Center

Storytime: Colors, 10 a.m. May 14 at the Nature Center. Visitors ages 6 and older will hear tales about colors in nature.

Stream Quality Monitoring, 6:30 p.m. May 16 at the Big Meadows Picnic Area. Guest will learn how to become a stream-quality monitoring volunteer for the Ohio Division of Watercraft's Scenic River Program.

Homestead

4675 Cosgray Road, Hilliard

Preschoolers: Hidden Nests, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. May 17 at the Barn. Guests will learn about animal nests.

Inniswood Metro Gardens

940 S. Hempstead Road, Westerville

Sunny Sundays, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. May 6 at the Herb Garden. Guests will meet members of the Herb Society of America, Central Ohio Unit, and have their questions answered.

National Public Gardens Weekend, 1 to 4 p.m. May 12 and 13 at the Gardens Entrance. Guests will meet a volunteer and receive a free gift for gardens and help create public gardens.

Rocky Fork Metro Park

7180 Walnut St., Westerville

Stroller Stroll, 10 a.m. May 11 at the Millstone Picnic Area. Guests can bring their child in a stroller or backpack and take 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 from April through October. There will be four auto belays, but climbers must bring their own climbing harness. Late night fishing also is 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

Rise-N-Shine Birding Time, 8 a.m. May 12 at the Schrock Lake Restrooms. Guests will take a 1-mile stroll on the Thomas Trail and look for migrating birds.

Bigfoot Escape Room, 1 p.m. May 12 at the Schrock Lake Picnic Shelter. Guests will use puzzle-solving skills to unlock the mystery box and find Bigfoot before time runs out.

Flowers for Mom, noon to 5 p.m. May 13 at the Naturalist Office. Guests will make a flower craft for their mom and pick up a scavenger hunt list for a self-guided flower walk.

Slate Run Living Historical Farm

1375 state Route 674 N., Canal Winchester

A Walk Through Time, 1 p.m. May 12 at the Farmhouse. Guests will take a guided tour of the farm and learn about the research and preservation behind the living-history program.

Three Creeks Park

3860 Bixby Road, Groveport

Preschoolers: Swamp Things, 10 a.m. May 17 at the Confluence Trails Bulletin Board. Guests will learn about the small creatures that make their homes in ponds and wetlands.

Homeschoolers: In the Swamp, 1:30 p.m. May 17 at the Confluence Trails Bulletin Board. Visitors ages 6 and older will explore the wetland and learn about the creatures that call it home.

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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