The following is a list of Columbus and Franklin County Metropolitan Park District programs for this week.

The following is a list of Columbus and Franklin County Metropolitan Park District programs for this week.


Battelle-Darby Creek Metro Park

1775 Darby Creek Drive, Galloway

•Full Milk Moon Hike, 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Ranger Station. Take a brisk four-mile ride through forests and fields.

•Mammals Display, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday and 1 to 4 p.m. Monday at the Ranger Station. See skin, scat, skulls and skeletons of Ohio mammals past and present.

Blacklick Woods Metro Park

6975 E. Livingston Ave., Reynoldsburg

•Metro Five-0: Evening Stroll, 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Nature Center. Take a two-mile moonlit wall. For ages 50 and older.

Blendon Woods Metro Park

4265 state Route 161 E., Westerville

•Almost-Full Moon Hike, 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Nature Center. Search for wildlife as you walk 1.5 miles off-trail.

•Nature Station Fun, noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday at the Nature Station (behind the Ranger Station). Join the naturalists for fun and games over the holiday weekend.

Chestnut Ridge Metro Park

8445 Winchester Road, N.W., Carroll

•Wetland Critters Display, 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Wetland Viewing Deck. See and touch live critters and learn why wetlands are such an important habitat.

Highbanks Metro Park

9466 U.S. 23 N., Lewis Center

•Howl at the Moon, 8:45 p.m. Friday at the Nature Center. Take a 3.5-mile hike with your dog.

•Dance of the Dragonfly and Damselfly, 4 p.m. Saturday at the Nature Center. Take a 3.5-mile hike and search for these insects in the tall grassy plants in the wetlands. For ages 10 and older.

•Hum a Little Tune, 2 p.m. Sunday at the Nature Center. Discover how to attract hummingbirds to your yard.

Pickerington Ponds Metro Park

7680 Wright Road, Canal Winchester

•Spring Campfire, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Glacier Knoll Picnic Area. Bring goodies to roast over the fire. Drinks provided.

•Bats by the Barn, 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Glacier Knoll Picnic Area. Discover bats through amazing activities and observation.

Prairie Oaks Metro Park

3225 Plain City-Georgesville Road, West Jefferson

•Just for Kids: Birdwatching, 11 a.m. Saturday at the Whispering Oaks Picnic Area. Learn to use binoculars and search for birds. Take a short hike and check the bluebird boxes.

•Just for Kids: Fishing, 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Darby Bend Lakes. Kids age 16 and younger can try their hand at fishing the lake. limited poles and bait available.

•Late Night Fishing, 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday. Fish Darby Bend Lakes and Beaver Lake.

•Canoe the Lakes, 1 to 4 p.m. Monday at the Darby Bend Lakes. Stop by any time and take a canoe out for a ride on the lakes. Canoes and equipment provided. Children must fit in a life jacket to ride.

Sharon Woods Metro Park

6911 Cleveland Ave., Westerville

•Fast-Paced Adult Full Moon Hike, 9:15 p.m. Saturday at the Apple Ridge bulletin board. Take a fast-paced 2.8-mile hike along gravel, paved and natural-surface trails.

•Techno-Nature Scavenger Hunt, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday and Monday at the Naturalist Office. Bring your QR code scanning device for a tech-based scavenger hunt -- or try a more traditional scavenger hunt using your own senses.

Slate Run Metro Park

1375 state Route 674 N., Canal Winchester

•Trail Treats, 1 p.m. Saturday at the Buzzard's Roost Picnic Area. Search for edible plants along the trail on a 1.5-mile walk.

•What's That Bug?, 1 to 3 p.m. Monday at the Farm entrance. Try a scavenger hunt and learn to identify insects using the naturalist's big collection.

Slate Run Living Historical Farm

1375 state Route 674 N., Canal Winchester

•Toy Boat Building, 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday and Monday. Build a small and simple wooden boat to sail the pond.

Three Creeks Park

3860 Bixby Road, Groveport

•Creek Exploring, 11 a.m. Saturday at the Confluence Trails bulletin board. Use nets, buckets and scoops to uncover macro-invertibrates and other critters in the creeks.

•Picnic Zip, 1 p.m. Sunday and Monday at the Confluence Trails bulletin board. Take a tram ride through the park before or after your holiday weekend picnic.

Interpreters and assistive listening devices for persons with hearing impairments are available for any program. Call 891-0700 (TDD 895-6240) to schedule these services.