Following are Columbus and Franklin County Metropolitan Park District programs for May 25-31:

Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park

1775 Darby Creek Drive, Galloway

Preschoolers: The Buzz About Bees, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. May 25 at the Nature Center. Guests will enjoy a story, song and craft and discover how bees help plants as they look for nectar.

Mammals Display, 1 p.m. May 26 at the Nature Center. Guests will see skins, scat, skulls and skeletons.

Bird Display, 1 p.m. May 27 at the Nature Center. Guests will see mounts, eggs, nests and skulls of songbirds, raptors and waterfowl.

Cold-blooded Creature Feature, 1 p.m. May 28 at the Nature Center. Guests will view a display of amphibians and reptiles.

Full Moon, 8:30 p.m. May 29 at the Ranger Station. Guests will take a brisk 4-mile hike through fields and forest.

Metro Five-0: Level 4 National Senior Health and Fitness Day, 9 a.m. May 30 at the Indian Ridge Bulletin Board. Guests will join for a 4-mile off-trail hike to celebrate the day. Attendees are encouraged to bring water and a snack.

Blacklick Woods Metro Park

6975 E. Livingston Ave., Reynoldsburg

Wildflower Display, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. May 26-28 at the Nature Center. Guests will learn about the woodland flowers of spring and summer blooms in an open field.

Fungi, 1 p.m. May 26 at the Nature Center. Guests will discover the important role of fungi in a forest and look for some on a 1.5-mile hike.

I Spy, 2 p.m. May 27 at the Nature Center. Guests will put their observational skills to the test as they try to find hidden objects.

Blendon Woods Metro Park

4265 E. Dublin Granville Road, Westerville

Flower Friday, 10 a.m. May 25 at the Nature Center. Guests will take a 1.5-mile walk to look for blooms.

90 Minute Birding, 9:30 a.m. May 26 at the Nature Center. Guests will enjoy a walk of up to one mile to areas where birds have been seen recently.

Creeking, 2 p.m. May 26 at the Nature Center. Guests will look for fish, salamanders, aquatic insects and crayfish.

Moonrise Meander, 8:30 p.m. May 26 at the Nature Center. Guests will view the rising moon on a 2-mile walk.

Metro Five-0: Level 3 National Senior Health and Fitness Day: Evening Exploration, 8:30 p.m. May 30 at the Nature Center. Ages 50 and older will get outside, get healthy and look for nocturnal animals on a 2-mile walk.

Glacier Ridge Metro Park

9801 Hyland Croy Road, Plain City

For Families: Farm Life in the 1880s, 11 a.m. May 31 at the Picnic Shelter Bulletin Board. Guests will visit with animals from Slate Run Farm and try some activities and games from the past.

Highbanks Metro Park

9466 U.S. Route 23 N, Lewis Center

Family Fun Night, 7 p.m. May 25 at the Nature Center. Guests will enjoy a campfire and explore the world of nature at dusk through displays, games, crafts and more.

Fishing with the Rangers, 3 p.m. May 28 at the Dragonfly Day Camp. Ages 6-17 will learn fishing tips, tricks and techniques and try to catch them.

Howl at the Moon, 8:30 p.m. May 29 at the Nature Center. Guests will enjoy a 3.5-mile hike with their dog.

Homestead

4675 Cosgray Road, Hilliard

For Families: Wildlife Hike, 8:30 p.m. May 25 at the Barn. Guests will take a 1-mile hike and search for nocturnal animals.

For Families: Nature Scavenger Hunt, noon May 26-28 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 questions answered.

Rocky Fork Metro Park

7180 Walnut St., Westerville

Bird Hike, 8 a.m. May 27 at the Millstone Picnic Area. Guests will look for feathered friends on a 2-mile 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.

Scioto Grove Metro Park

5172 Jackson Pike, Grove City

Intro to Archery, 1 p.m. May 27 at the Archery Range. Ages 8 and older will learn how to shoot a compound bow. All equipment will be provided.

Metro Five-0: Level 1 National Senior Health and Fitness Day: Introduction to Archery, 1 p.m. May 30 at the Archery Range.

Sharon Woods Metro Park

6911 Cleveland Ave., Westerville

Family Tram Trek, 3 to 5 p.m. May 26. Guests can catch the tram at any of the pink Tram Stop signs near Apple Ridge, Maple Grove or Schrock Lake and enjoy a 30-minute tour of the park.

Fast-paced Adult Full Moon Hike, 9 p.m. May 27 at the Apple Ridge Bulletin Board. Guests will take a fast-paced 2.8-mile hike along gravel, paved and natural surface trails.

Go Wild Kids Club: Campfire Fun, 4:30 p.m. May 29 at the Apple Ridge Picnic Shelter. Ages 5-12 will make a tasty campfire treat and bring a white T-shirt to decorate.

Preschoolers: All Aboard, 9:30 and 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. May 30-31 at the Schrock Lake Picnic Area. Guests will enjoy a tram ride and search for signs of spring.

Slate Run Living Historical Farm

1375 state Route 674 N, Canal Winchester

Family Storytime: Sheep, 10:30 a.m. May 26 at the Farmhouse. Guests will enjoy a story about these ruminant animals then see and touch some of the farm sheep.

Toy Boat Building, 1 to 3 p.m. May 27-28 at the Farmhouse. Guests will build a simple wooden boat to sail on the pond.

Three Creeks Park

3860 Bixby Road, Groveport

Barking and Breakfast, 9 a.m. May 26 at the Confluence Trails Bulletin Board. Guests will enjoy breakfast snacks with their dog and then take a 3-mile walk.

Float the Pond, 1 to 3 p.m. May 26 and 28 at the Heron Pond. Guests will take a canoe out for a ride on Heron Pond. Children must be at least 40 inches tall to ride.

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