Following are Columbus and Franklin County Metropolitan Park District programs for Oct. 11-18.

Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park

1775 Darby Creek Drive, Galloway

Yoga in the Park, 11:30 a.m. Oct. 13 at the Ranger Station. Guests can learn movements in an outdoor setting to rejuvenate mind and body.

Photo Group: Optimize High Dynamic Range Processing, 10 a.m. Oct. 13 at the Nature Center. Guests ages 18 and older can find out about research to simplify setup, capture and processing to get that HDR look.

Bison Bison, 1 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Nature Center. Guests can take a 1-mile hike and learn about this 2,000-pound mammal.

Blacklick Woods Metro Park

6975 E. Livingston Ave., Reynoldsburg

Metro Five-0: Level 1 Fall Into Phenology, 3 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Nature Center. Guests ages 50 and older can learn about phenology, the study of seasonal natural occurrences and how it can help understand the natural world.

Nature Babies, 10 a.m. Oct. 18 at the Nature Center. Children ages 2 and younger can hear stories about nature, learn some nature signs in American Sign Language and practice signing.

Blendon Woods Metro Park

4265 E. Dublin-Granville Road, Westerville

Archery, 10 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Natural Play Area at Cherry Ridge. Guests can learn to shoot a compound bow. Follow signs in the park for location.

Metro Five-0: Archery, 1 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Natural Play Area at Cherry Ridge. Guests ages 50 and older can learn to shoot a compound bow. Follow signs in the park for location.

Glacier Ridge Metro Park

9801 Hyland Croy Road, Plain City

Fall Stargazing, 7 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Glacier Ridge Energy Center at the Windmill. Guests can look at planets and constellations using telescopes and binoculars.

Walk and Woof, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Shelter House. Guests can take part in a 2.5-mile hike with their dog.

Highbanks Metro Park

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

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

Nature Print Contest, 10 a.m. Oct. 13 and 14 at the Nature Center. Guests can view the entries and cast votes for the People's Choice Award.

Storytime: Silly Squirrels, 10 a.m. Oct. 15 at the Nature Center. Guests can visit the Nature Center and listen to stories about squirrels.

Homestead

4675 Cosgray Road, Hilliard

Yoga with the YMCA, 8 a.m. Oct. 13 at the Lakeside Pavilion. Guests can join representatives from the Hilliard YMCA for a yoga class.

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 answer visitors' questions.

Tallgrass Prairies of Ohio, 10 a.m. Oct. 10 at the Innis House. Guests can join the Columbus Chapter of Wild Ones as Guy Denny, former chief of the state's Division of Natural Areas and Preserves, discusses the benefits and components of local tallgrass prairies.

Maples of Inniswood, 2 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Gardens Entrance. Guests ages 18 and older can learn how to identify trees on a walk.

Meet the Artist, 2 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Innis House. Guests can join the artist group Watercolor Friends at a reception to view their artwork.

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.

Sharon Woods Metro Park

6911 Cleveland Ave., Westerville

Go Wild Kids Club: Scavenger Hunt, 4:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Natural Play Area. Children ages 5-12 will participate in a scavenger hunt while going off-trail in the ravines in the Natural Play Area.

Slate Run Living Historical Farm

1375 state Route 674 N., Canal Winchester

Fall Harvest, 1 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Farmhouse. Guests can bring a blanket and a picnic dinner to enjoy on the lawn and stay for activities and fun, 1880s-style.

Three Creeks Park

3860 Bixby Road, Groveport

Fall Photo Walk, 9:30 a.m. Oct. 13 at the Confluence Area. Guests can seek out detail and color while photographing the creekside forest.

Homeschoolers: All About Predators, 1:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Confluence Area. Students ages 6-17 can learn about the lives of predatory animals by participating in games.

Preschoolers: Growly Critters, 10 a.m. Oct. 16 at the Confluence Area. Children can explore the world of bears, bobcats and other predators through 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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