Following are Columbus and Franklin County Metropolitan Park District programs for Dec. 6-13.

Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park

1775 Darby Creek Drive, Galloway

Photo Group Workshop: Bring Your Camera, 10 a.m. Dec. 8 at the Nature Center. Guests ages 18 and older can learn how to control depth-of-field, freeze or blur motion and photograph in low light with a camera. Beginner level.

Owls of Darby Creek, 5 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Indian Ridge. Guests can try to lure in these raptors for a closer view on a 2-mile hike.

Preschoolers: Winter Birds, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Dec. 11 at the Nature Center. Guests can discover the birds that stay in Ohio over the winter and make a bird feeder to take home.

Blacklick Woods Metro Park

6975 E. Livingston Ave., Reynoldsburg

Unexpected Migrants, 1 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Nature Center. Guests can learn about animals that migrate.

You Can Eat That, 2 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Nature Center. Guests can take a short hike to discover what wild edible plants are available in winter and try some samples.

Preschoolers: Beech Tree Puppets Discover Hibernation, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Beech Maple Lodge. Guests can join the Beech Tree Puppets as they learn about hibernation and make a sleepy craft.

Blendon Woods Metro Park

4265 E. Dublin-Granville Road, Westerville

Holiday Crafternoon, 1 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Nature Center. Guests can drop by to make a craft.

Metro Five-0: Level 3 Walk of the Month, 11 a.m. Dec. 12 at the Nature Center. Guests ages 50 and older can take a 1.5-mile walk to discover the sights and sounds of the season.

Glacier Ridge Metro Park

9801 Hyland Croy Road, Plain City

Walk and Woof, 2 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Dog Park. Guests can go on a 2.5-mile hike with their dog.

Highbanks Metro Park

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

Owl Hike, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Oak Caves Picnic Area. Guests can hike 2 miles to search for great-horned and barred owls.

Preschoolers: Darling Deer, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Dec. 12 and 9:30 and 11 a.m. Dec. 13 at the Nature Center. Guests can learn about Ohio's state mammal through crafts, games and stories.

Inniswood Metro Gardens

940 S. Hempstead Road, Westerville

Common Winter Birds, 10 a.m. Dec. 8 at the Gardens Entrance. Guests ages 18 and older can learn about birds on a guided walk then enjoy warm drinks. Binoculars will be provided.

Meet the Artist, 2 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Innis House. Guests can view John Holliger's "The Many Paths of Life" photography exhibit at a reception.

Garden Lantern Walk, 6 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Gardens Entrance. Guests can take a walk through the gardens that are illuminated by candle lanterns.

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.

Weekly Bird Hikes, 10 a.m. Saturdays at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center. Guests will learn how to use binoculars and search for birds.

Conservation Connections, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Grange Insurance Audubon. A monthly speaker discusses different conservation topics. For details, email mgoldman@audubon.org.

Sharon Woods Metro Park

6911 Cleveland Ave., Westerville

Go Wild Kids Club: Holiday Crafts, 2 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Spring Hollow Lodge. Children ages 5-12 can celebrate the season by creating a few works of art to gift or share.

Slate Run Living Historical Farm

1375 state Route 674 N., Canal Winchester

Filling the Farm Larder, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 8 and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Farmhouse. Guests can watch farmers as they clean and prepare a hog carcass.

Preschoolers at the Farm: Gingerbread Fun, 11 a.m. Dec. 13 at the Farmhouse. Children can decorate a cookie and learn about the holiday tradition of gingerbread with a craft and a story.

Homeschoolers at the Farm: A Gingerbread Journey, 1 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Farmhouse. Students can follow the trail of gingerbread through cultures and time to learn how it became a holiday favorite.

Three Creeks Park

3860 Bixby Road, Groveport

Winter Craft: Rustic Candle Holder, 10 a.m. Dec. 8 at the Confluence Area. Visitors can make a decorative candle holder from rustic materials.

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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