Following are Columbus and Franklin County Metropolitan Park District programs for Oct. 4-11.

Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park

1775 Darby Creek Drive, Galloway

Feed the Stream, 1 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Nature Center. Guests can give the fish worms and crickets and watch the feeding frenzy.

Darby Creek Day, 1 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Indian Ridge Picnic Area. Guests can enjoy seining, noodling for mussels, canoeing, fly-fishing, live animals and more along the creek, and meet representatives from organizations working to protect the Darby Watershed.

Preschoolers: Pumpkins, 9:30 or 11 a.m. Oct. 9 at the Nature Center. Guests can explore the mysteries of pumpkins.

Blacklick Woods Metro Park

6975 E. Livingston Ave., Reynoldsburg

Fall Colors Display, 8 a.m. Oct. 6-7 at the Nature Center. Guests can see a display and discover the science behind the changing colors of leaves.

Morning Coffee and Wildlife Watch, 8 a.m. Oct. 6 at the Nature Center. Guests can view animals through the nature center windows and enjoy a cup of coffee.

Preschoolers: Bats, Caves and Rats, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Beech Maple Lodge. Guests can learn about these animals of Halloween through stories, activities and crafts.

Blendon Woods Metro Park

4265 E. Dublin-Granville Road, Westerville

Seed-Eating Birds, 8 a.m. Oct. 7 at the Nature Center. Guests taking a 2-mile walk can search for seed-eating birds migrating through the park.

Relaxing Yoga, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 8. Guests of all ages and skill levels can participate in an hour of outdoor yoga. Follow signs for location.

Highbanks Metro Park

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

Preschoolers: Colors!, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Oct. 10 and 9:30 and 11 a.m. Oct. 11 at the Nature Center. Guests can learn why leaves change colors and explore the many hues of fall.

Homestead

4675 Cosgray Road, Hilliard

Buckeye Pride, 6 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Nature Center. Guests can learn about Ohio's state reptile, amphibian and tree and make a buckeye necklace.

For Adults: Community Backyards, 2 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Lakeside Pavilion. Guests can learn about healthy gardens and composting from the Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District.

Preschoolers: Creepy Critters, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Nature Center. Guests can enjoy fun activities and learn about some misunderstood animals such as spiders, bats and snakes.

Inniswood Metro Gardens

940 S. Hempstead Road, Westerville

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

Evening Garden Walk, 5 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Gardens Entrance. Guests can take a guided stroll through the gardens.

Greater Columbus Dahlia Society: Fall Care, 2 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Innis House. Guests can learn how to save dahlia tubers for another year of blooms.

Metro Five-0: Level 2 Fall Color Walk, 10 a.m. Oct. 8 at the Gardens Entrance. Guests ages 50 and older can join for a walk while discussing the season's colors.

Rocky Fork Metro Park

7180 Walnut St.,Westerville

Fall Color Walk, 10 a.m. Oct. 6 at the Millstone Shelter. Guests can enjoy fall colors while walking 2 miles over paved and natural trails.

Dog Walk, 9 a.m. Oct. 6 at the Millstone Shelter. Guests can take a 1.5-mile walk with their dog.

Scioto Audubon Metro Park

400 W. Whittier St., Columbus

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.

Conservation Connection Series: Important Birds of the Iba, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center. Birder Randy Rogers will talk about the Scioto-Greenlawn Important Bird Area and birds that can be seen during the Oct. 6 Big Sit.

Sharon Woods Metro Park

6911 Cleveland Ave., Westerville

Homeschoolers: Wildlife Success Stories, 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Spring Hollow Lodge. Guests ages 6-12 can meet a few animals and learn about the wildlife species that have made a comeback in Ohio.

Happy Tails-N-Trails, 6 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Apple Ridge Bulletin Board. Guests can bring their canine companion for a 2-mile hike and a doggie treat.

Slate Run Living Historical Farm

1375 state Route 674 N., Canal Winchester

Apples: Their History and Uses, 1 p.m. Oct. 6 at the farmhouse. Guests can sample heirloom varieties, help press cider and stir apple butter cooking over an open fire.

Fall Frolic, 4 p.m. Oct. 6 at the farmhouse. Guests can grab a blanket and bring a picnic dinner to enjoy on the lawn, and join for some 1880s-style activities.

Fall Harvest, 1 p.m. Oct. 7 at the farmhouse. Guests can help with seasonal activities as the farm prepares for winter.

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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