Following are Columbus and Franklin County Metropolitan Park District programs for this week.

Following are Columbus and Franklin County Metropolitan Park District programs for this week.

Battelle-Darby Creek Metro Park

1775 Darby Creek Drive, Galloway

* Preschoolers: Weather or Not, 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. Friday at the Nature Center. Share in a story, song and craft and learn about changes in the weather.

* Birding at its Best, 8 a.m. Saturday at the Indian Ridge bulletin board. Enjoy a morning chorus of warblers, finches, orioles and other birds.

* Metro Five-0: Wildflowers of Spring, 2 p.m. Saturday at the Ranger Station. Discover trillium, trout lilies, Dutchman's breeches and other wildflowers on a two-mile hike. For ages 50 and older.

Blacklick Woods Metro Park

6975 E. Livingston Ave., Reynoldsburg

* On the Trail with Wood Warblers, 8 a.m. Saturday at the Nature Center. Take a two-mile hike to search for warblers and listen to their songs.

* Wildflower Walk, 2 p.m. Saturday at the Nature Center. Look for wildflowers on a 1.5-mile walk.

* Howl at the Moon, 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 30, at the Nature Center parking lot. Take a three-mile walk with your dog.

Blendon Woods Metro Park

4265 state Route 161 E., Westerville

* Bountiful Blooms, 2 p.m. Sunday at the Nature Center. Take a two-mile walk to see wildflowers.

Highbanks Metro Park

9466 U.S. 23 N., Lewis Center

* Warblers 101, 10 a.m. Saturday at the Nature Center. Learn warbler identification tips.

* Wonderful Wildflowers, 3 p.m. Saturday at the Nature Center. Learn about the life and lore of wildflowers on a one-mile hike.

Prairie Oaks Metro Park

3225 Plain City-Georgesville Road, West Jefferson

* Wildflowers of Spring, noon Saturday at the Sycamore Plain Trail. Take a rugged one-mile hike to search for bluebells, trout lilies, trillium and other wildflowers.

* Birding at its Best, 8 a.m. Saturday at the Prairie View Picnic Area. Enjoy a morning chorus of birds on a two-mile hike along the creek.

Scioto Audubon Metro Park

400 W. Whittier St., Columbus

* Late Nights at the Climbing Wall, the climbing wall will remain open until midnight Friday. Climbers must bring their own equipment. Late night fishing is available from the dock on the Scioto River.

* Pre-K Storytime, 10 a.m. Thursdays at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center, 505 W. Whittier St. Bring little ones for nature-themed stories and a romp in the forest playroom.

Sharon Woods Metro Park

6911 Cleveland Ave., Westerville

* Family Tram Rides, 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Take a ride through the park and learn about its wildlife. Tram stops located in parking lots.

Slate Run Living Historical Farm

1375 state Route 674 N., Canal Winchester

* Sheep on the Farm, 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday. Watch sheep shearing, meet the lambs and learn about the uses of wool.

Three Creeks Park

3860 Bixby Road, Groveport

* Fishing at Heron Pond, 10 a.m. Saturday at Heron Pond. Learn the basics of fishing, then cast a line to see what you can catch. Poles and bait available. For ages 15 and younger.

* Metro Five-0: Bluebells and Birds, 2 p.m. Sunday at the Confluence Trails bulletin board. Take a two-mile hike through the woods in search of bluebells and birds. Be prepared for wet and muddy conditions. For ages 50 and older.

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.