Following are Columbus and Franklin County Metropolitan Park District programs for May 17-24.

Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park

1775 Darby Creek Drive, Galloway

Feed the Stream, 1 p.m. May 19 at the Nature Center. Guests will help serve a meal to the creatures in the living stream.

Bison, 1 p.m. May 20 at the Nature Center. Guests will take a 1-mile hike to see North America's largest land mammal.

Stream-Quality Monitoring, 6:30 p.m. May 23 at the Indian Ridge Bulletin Board. Guests will explore life in the creek, learn how to determine stream health and become a stream-quality monitoring volunteer for the Ohio Department of Natural Resource's Scenic Rivers Program.

Blacklick Woods Metro Park

6975 E. Livingston Ave., Reynoldsburg

Bees, Please, 2 p.m. May 19 at the Nature Center. Guests will learn about native bees and their role in pollination.

Hike All Trails, 10 a.m. May 20 at the Nature Center. Guests will go on a fast-paced hike of all 6 miles of trails.

Sunday in the Swamp, 1 to 3 p.m. May 20 at the Nature Center. Guests will scoop up slimy critters from the buttonbush swamp.

Nature Babies, 10 a.m. May 22 at the Nature Center. Guests will hear stories, use a nature sensory board and learn some animal signs in ASL. For families with children ages 2 and younger.

Blendon Woods Metro Park

4265 E. Dublin-Granville Road, Westerville

Mammals, 1 to 4 p.m. May 19 at the Nature Center. Guests will learn about these animals at a display.

Bird Songs, 8 a.m. May 20 at the Nature Center. Guests will take a 2-mile walk for a serenade by feathered friends.

Girl Scout Day: Juniors Animal Habitats, 3 p.m. May 20 at the Nature Center. Junior Girl Scouts will participate in activities that met requirements for the Animal Habitats Badge.

Relaxing Yoga, 6:30 p.m. May 21. All ages and skill levels will participate in an hour of outdoor yoga. Guests are encouraged to bring a towel or mat.

Glacier Ridge Metro Park

9801 Hyland Croy Road, Plain City

For Families: Evening Wildlife Hike, 8:30 p.m. May 18 at the Picnic Shelter Bulletin Board. Guests will search for nocturnal animals on a 1.5-mile hike.

Walk and Woof, 6 p.m. May 19 at the Picnic Shelter Bulletin Board. Guests will take a 2.5-mile hike with their dog.

Highbanks Metro Park

9466 U.S. Route 23 N., Lewis Center

Fungal Foray, 1 p.m. May 19 at the Big Meadows Picnic Area. Guests will hike the 2.5-mile Dripping Rock Trail and search for fungi and mushrooms.

Photography Workshop with McConnell Arts Center, 4 p.m. May 20. Guests will learn about different species of birds in the park and how to capture photographs of moving wildlife. For details or to register, go to tiny.cc/ma-class.

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

Inniswood Book Club, 2 p.m. May 19 at the Innis House. Guests will take part in a discussion of this quarter's book, "The $64 Tomato" by William Alexander.

Plant This, Not That, 2 p.m. May 20 at the Innis House. Guests will get to know the invasive, herbaceous plants in gardens, discover the best way to get rid of them and learn about native plants to fill their space.

Evening Garden Walk, 6 p.m. May 20 at the Gardens Entrance. Guests will enjoy a stroll through the gardens.

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

Children's Fishing, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 19 at the Schrock Lake West Bulletin Board. Guests will drop a line in Schrock Lake and try to catch a big fish.

Where's Waldo?, 3 to 5 p.m. May 20 at the Schrock Lake Restrooms. Guests will pick up a scavenger hunt and look for items hidden along the trail.

Slate Run Living Historical Farm

1375 state Route 674 N., Canal Winchester

Heirloom Gardening, 1 to 3 p.m. May 19 and 20 at the Farmhouse. Guests will learn about the preservation of antique plant varieties and help plant the garden.

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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