Following are Columbus and Franklin County Metropolitan Park District programs for June 7-14.

Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park

1775 Darby Creek Drive, Galloway

Brown Bag Special: Mammals, 11:30 a.m. June 8 at the Ranger Station. Guests will learn about Ohio’s furry mammals while enjoying a picnic lunch.

Photo Group: Landscapes and Trail Life, 10 a.m. June 9 at the Nature Center. Guests will view photos a group member took on his recent hike of the Pacific Crest Trail. For ages 18 and older.

Yoga in the Park, 11:30 a.m. June 9 at the Ranger Station. Guests will learn yoga movements in an outdoor setting to rejuvenate mind and body. Attendees are encouraged to bring a mat or blanket.

Feed the Stream, 2 p.m. June 10 at the Nature Center. Guests will see the fish-feeding frenzy as they help feed them worms, crickets and minnows.

Preschoolers: Bison, 9:30 and 11 a.m. June 12 at the Nature Center. Guests will learn about North America’s largest land animal.

Blacklick Woods Metro Park

6975 E. Livingston Ave., Reynoldsburg

Centipedes and Millipedes, 2 p.m. June 7 at the Nature Center. Guests will learn how to find and identify these many-legged insect relatives.

Breeding Birds, 8 a.m. June 9 at the Nature Center. Guests will use their ears and eyes to listen and look for birds breeding in the park on this 1.5-mile walk.

Summer Fungi, 2 p.m. June 10 at the Nature Center. Guests will learn about the role of fungi in a forest and look for mushrooms on a 1.5-mile hike.

Preschoolers: Touch-A-Truck, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. June 13 at the Meadows Picnic Area. Children ages 3-6 will see trucks and tractors that park staff use to patrol and maintain the park.

Blendon Woods Metro Park

4265 E. Dublin Granville Road, Westerville

Weekend Kickoff: Snakes, 1, 3 or 6 p.m. June 8 at the Nature Center. Visitors can listen to a story about snakes, meet a snake and make a snake craft to take home.

Photo Prowl, 9 a.m. June 9 at the Nature Center. Guests will photograph birds and other wildlife on a 2-mile walk.

Butterfly Search, 2 p.m. June 9 at the Nature Center. Guests will look for butterflies and caterpillars to take back to the Nature Center.

Turtle Time, 2 to 6 p.m. June 10 at the Nature Center. Guests will meet ambassador turtles and find out what makes these reptiles special.

Glacier Ridge Metro Park

9801 Hyland Croy Road, Plain City

Greenways Bike Tour 2018, 9 a.m. June 9 at the Shelter House. The third annual Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks Bike Tour will be held, featuring 2- or 8-mile rides.

Wetland Animals, 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. June 9 at the Honda Wetland Education Area. Children ages 6-12 will visit with live animals and discover animals hiding in the wetland on a short hike.

For Kids: Archery, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. June 13 at the Windmill at Energy Center. Visitors ages 8-17 will learn how to use a simple compound bow and shoot arrows.

Highbanks Metro Park

9466 U.S. Route 23 N., Lewis Center

For Adults: Beginning Birding, 9 a.m. June 8 at the Nature Center. Guests will learn the basics of birding on a 1.5-mile hike through forest and field.

Creature Feature: Turtles, 1 p.m. June 8 at the Nature Center. Guests will visit with live turtles and learn how staffers take care of these animals.

For Families: Go Creeking, 2 p.m. June 9 at the Big Meadows Picnic Area. Guests will explore the Olentangy River looking for animals.

Insect Hunt, 2 p.m. June 10 at the Nature Center. Guests will look for insects in and around the meadow, using a special “insect catcher” to help keep the insects safe before releasing them back into the wild.

Tae Kwon Do: Focus, 9:30 a.m. June 11 at the Nature Center. Guests will join black belt instructors from Tiger Woo’s for a 40-minute Tae Kwon Do lesson on the theme of focus. No experience necessary.

Homestead

4675 Cosgray Road, Hilliard

For Kids: Go Fish, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. June 8 at the Covered Bridge. Visitors ages 5-16 can drop a line and try to catch a big one.

Sensory Night Hike, 9 p.m. June 9 at the Nature Center. Guests ages 5 and older will use their senses on a 1.5-mile night hike through the park.

Turtle Time, 1 p.m. June 10 at the Nature Center. Children ages 3-12 will meet resident box turtles and learn about what makes them special.

Inniswood Metro Gardens

940 S. Hempstead Road, Westerville

Sunny Sundays, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sundays through summer at Herb Garden. Members of the Herb Society of America, Central Ohio Unit will be in the Herb Garden to answer visitors’ questions.

Wellness in the Gardens: Yoga, 10 a.m. June 9 at the Education Pavilion. Joy Lawrence, a registered yoga teacher and licensed massage therapist of Pure Joy Massage and Yoga, will present a gentle hatha yoga class. Attendees are encouraged to wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat.

Evening Garden Walk, 7 p.m. June 10 at the Gardens Entrance. Guests will take a guided stroll through the gardens.

Summer Children’s Programs: Bugs for Lunch, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. June 12-13 at the Education Pavilion. Visitors ages 8 and younger will learn about insects that serve as food for other animals in the garden ecosystem.

Rocky Fork Metro Park

7180 Walnut St., Westerville

Stroller Stroll, 10 a.m. June 13 and 15 at the Millstone Shelter. Guests will bring their child in a stroller or backpack for a 1.5-mile hike.

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 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.

Conservation Connection Series, 6:30 p.m. June 7, at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center. Explore nature through a monthly lecture series led by various experts.

Art at Audubon: Volunteers of Audubon, 4 to 6 p.m. June 14 at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center. Creative works by volunteers, inspired by nature, conservation and birds, will be featured. Art will be on display through July 29.

Sharon Woods Metro Park

6911 Cleveland Ave., Westerville

Lunchtime Chat: Bees Please!, noon June 7 at the Maple Grove Picnic Shelter. Participants will learn some bee basics and current affairs involving this beloved insect.

Happy Tails-N-Trails, 2 p.m. June 10 at the Apple Ridge Bulletin Board. Guests will bring their canine companion for a 2-mile hike followed by a dog treat.

Go Wild! Kids Club: Fishing, 7 p.m. June 12 at the Schrock Lake West Bulletin Board. Children ages 5-12 will drop a line in Schrock Lake and try to catch a big fish.

Metro Five-0: Level 2 Walk of the Month, 11 a.m. June 13 at the Schrock Lake Picnic Shelter. Guests ages 50 and older will take a 1-mile walk to discover the sights and sounds of the season.

Slate Run Living Historical Farm

1375 state Route 674 N., Canal Winchester

Family Story Time: Gardening, 10:30 a.m. June 8 and 9 at the Farmhouse. Guests will hear a story, help with some gardening chores and taste some of the vegetables grown in the kitchen 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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