Following are Columbus and Franklin County Metropolitan Park District programs for June 14-21.

Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park

1775 Darby Creek Drive, Galloway

Movie Night, 7:30 p.m. June 15 at the Nature Center. The park will host a screening of the PBS Nature documentary “Leave it to Beavers,” a story of Beavers in North America.

Moth Mania, 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. June 15 at the Shagbark Shelter. Light traps will be set to lure in these nocturnal animals.

Natural Play Area Adventure, 9 a.m. June 16 at the Indian Ridge Bulletin Board. Guests ages 13 and younger will get wet in the creek, build a fort, climb some trees and dig in the dirt.

Feed the Stream, 2 p.m. June 16 at the Nature Center. Guests will watch the fish-feeding frenzy as they help feed them worms, crickets and minnows.

Stream-Quality Monitoring, 6:30 p.m. June 16 at the Indian Ridge Bulletin Board. Guests will wade into the river to explore stream life and determine stream health. Participants have the option to become a stream-quality monitoring volunteer for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Scenic Rivers Program.

Blacklick Woods Metro Park

6975 E. Livingston Ave., Reynoldsburg

Hike All the Trails, 9 a.m. June 16 at the Nature Center. Guests can explore the six miles of trails the park has to offer.

Meet the Beetles Display, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. June 16 and 17 at the Nature Center. Guests can check out a display about the world’s largest insect group.

Strawberry DNA Extraction, 2 p.m. June 17 at the Nature Center. Guests will use household ingredients to extract DNA from strawberries.

Nature Kids: Ancient Ohioans, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. June 18 at the Nature Center. Children ages 6-12 will hike out to the Blacklick Circle and learn about the life of the indigenous people of Ohio.

Art in the Park: Nature Sketching, 7 p.m. June 20 at the Beech Maple Lodge. Guests will draw a nature scene. Materials will be provided.

Blendon Woods Metro Park

4265 E. Dublin-Granville Road, Westerville

Insect Safari, 10 a.m. June 16 at the Nature Center. Guests will learn about insects and other bugs, then go out in the field to search for them.

Creeking with Dad, 2 p.m. June 17 at the Nature Center. Guests will take an off-trail hike through the creek to look for aquatic creatures.

Preschool: Summertime Tram Ride, 9, 10 and 11 a.m. and noon, 1 and 2 p.m. June 20 and 21 at the Natural Play Area. Guests can bring a picnic lunch, play on the playground and have some summertime fun on the tram.

Glacier Ridge Metro Park

9801 Hyland Croy Road, Plain City

Evening Bike Ride, 8:30 p.m. June 15 at the Shelter House. Guests ages 8 and older will go for a 8.5-mile ride and search for wildlife.

Highbanks Metro Park

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

Metro Five-0: Level 3 Bluebirds, 10 a.m. June 15 at the Nature Center. Visitors ages 50 and older will walk off-trail to learn about how to care for the bluebird populations.

Creature Feature: Amphibians, 1 p.m. June 15 at the Nature Center. Guests will visit with live amphibians and learn how to take care of these animals.

Ravine Hike, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 17 at the Nature Center. Guests will explore the ravine on a 4-mile off-trail hike. Waterproof boots and water are recommended.

Father’s Day Fishing, 2 p.m. June 17 at the Dragonfly Day Camp. Guests can bring their dad for a couple hours of fishing. Bait and light refreshments will be provided, and poles will be available.

Nature Scavenger Hunt, 4 to 7 p.m. June 18 at the Nature Center. Guests can pick up a wildlife scavenger hunt to complete in the park, and then turn it in for a small prize.

Ranger Run, 7 p.m. June 21 at the Big Meadows Picnic Area. Guests can meet the ranger for a 2.5-mile jog through Highbanks. Gravel path, moderate to difficult.

Homestead

4675 Cosgray Road, Hilliard

Summer Scavenger Hunt, 2 to 4 p.m. June 16 at the Nature Center. Children ages 3-12 can pick up a scavenger hunt and search for signs of animals that live in the park. Those who complete their list can receive a prize.

For Kids: Nature Crafts, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. June 18 at the Lakeside Pavilion. Children ages 3-12 will create nature crafts featuring supplies found in nature.

Wildlife Discovery Hike, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. June 21 at the Nature Center. Guests can go on a 1-mile hike to find animals that live in the park.

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.

Introductory Tai Chi, 1 p.m. June 18 at the Education Pavilion. Guests can learn the first few moves of this ancient Chinese moving meditation from Taoist Tai Chi instructor Midge Krause in this introductory lesson. All fitness levels are welcome.

Summer Children’s Programs: Bug Recyclers, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. June 19 and 20 at the Education Pavilion. Children ages 8 and younger will search for composting critters and more, as well as learn about bugs with an important job as nature’s recyclers.

Rocky Fork Metro Park

7180 Walnut St., Westerville

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

Metro Five-0: Level 3 Night Sounds, 9 p.m. June 16 at the Millstone Shelter. Guests ages 50 and older will stroll through the park listening and looking for creatures that come out at night on a 1.5-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 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.

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.

Scioto Grove Metro Park

5172 Jackson Pike, Grove City

Go Fishing With Your Park Ranger, 6 to 9:30 p.m. June 15 at the Hickory Picnic Area. Guests can join the ranger to try and catch a fish. Bait and fishing poles will be supplied.

Sharon Woods Metro Park

6911 Cleveland Ave., Westerville

Passport to Metro Parks, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 16 at the Apple Ridge Bulletin Board. Children can participate in active recreation, face painting and other outdoor activities. The festival brings together sponsors, local businesses and representatives from several organizations hosting additional activities for people of all ages. Attendance is free, and free food will be provided.

Father’s Day Special: Canoe the Lake, 9 a.m. to noon and 2 to 5 p.m. June 17 at the Schrock Lake West Bulletin Board. Guests can take a canoe out for a ride of the lake. Canoes and equipment will be provided. Children must fit into a life jacket to ride.

Lunchtime Chat: Geocaching, noon June 19 at the Maple Grove Picnic Area. Guests are invited fora chat about geocaching and to try to find a cache or two.

Slate Run Living Historical Farm

1375 state Route 674 N., Canal Winchester

Crafts for Kids, 10:30 a.m. June 15 and 16 at the Farmhouse. Guests can try their hand at some take home crafts from the days before plastic and glue sticks.

What is it?, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 19-24 at the Farmhouse. Guests can guess how objects that were familiar to people in the 1880s work and what they do.

Slate Run Metro Park

1375 state Route 674 N., Canal Winchester

Music Bash: Slate Ridge Bluegrass Band, 6 to 8 p.m. June 15 at the Buzzard’s Roost Picnic Area. The band will perform a mix of traditional bluegrass and some of their own songs. There will be seating available at picnic tables, but guests can bring folding chairs.

Three Creeks Park

3860 Bixby Road, Groveport

Bats by the Pond, 8:30 p.m. June 16 at the Confluence Trails Area. Guests can discover fun facts about bats and take a short stroll to the pond to watch them hunting.

Barking and Breakfast, 9 a.m. June 17 at the Confluence Trails Area. Guests are invited for breakfast snacks for them and their dogs followed by a 3-mile walk.

Pollinators in Your Yard, 2 p.m. June 17 at the Confluence Trails Area. Guests can celebrate National Pollinator Week by touring a pollinator garden and discovering ways to make yards bee and butterfly friendly.

Homeschoolers: Fishing, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. June 19 at the Heron Pond. Participants ages 6-17 will learn about the basics of fishing and fish biology. Poles and bait will be available.

Preschoolers: All About Pollinators, 10 a.m. June 20 at the Confluence Trails Area. Guests will learn about bees, butterflies and hummingbirds with games and activities.

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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