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

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

Battelle-Darby Creek

Metro Park

1775 Darby Creek Drive,


Preschoolers: Bird Tweets, 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. Friday at the Cedar Ridge Lodge. Learn about feeding birds and make your own winter bird feeder.

Blacklick Woods Metro Park

6975 E. Livingston Ave., Reynoldsburg

Evening Stroll, 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Ash Grove Picnic Area. Take a 1.5-mile forest walk.

2009 Bird List Hike, 8 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 1, at the Nature Center. Search for the first birds of the year on a 1.5-mile, off-trail hike.

Blendon Woods Metro Park

4265 State Route 161 E.,


Preschoolers: Birds, 1 p.m. Saturday at the Nature Center. Watch birds at the feeders and make a small feeder of your own.

Sunday Dog Trot, 2 p.m. Sunday at the Nature Center. Bring your canine friend for a 1.2-mile jaunt.

Coyote Howl, 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Nature Center. Hike two miles on the Sugarbush Trail and see if coyotes answer the area's noon tornado siren.

Highbanks Metro Park

9466 U.S. 23 N., Lewis Center

Scavenger Hunt, noon-5 p.m. Saturday through Wednesday at the Nature Center. Stop by and pick up an activity list of things to do in the park. Once the list is completed, check back in for a prize.

Prairie Oaks Metro Park

3225 Plain City-Georgesville Road, West Jefferson

Winter Wandering, 2 p.m. Sunday at the Whispering Oaks Picnic Area. Hike off-trail through the prairie and wetlands in search of wildlife.

Sharon Woods Metro Park

6911 Cleveland Ave.,


Nature Bingo, 2 p.m. Tuesday at Spring Hollow Lodge, 1069 W. Main St., for ages 6-12. Play a game of outdoor bingo and take a short walk, weather permitting.

Slate Run Living

Historical Farm

1375 state Route 674 N.,

Canal Winchester

Smoked, Salted, Pickled and Preserved, 1-3 p.m. Saturday. Learn how fruits, vegetables and meats were preserved in the days before artificial refrigeration.

Three Creeks Park

3860 Bixby Road, Groveport

Winter Break, 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Heritage Nature Center, 551 Wirt Road, Groveport. Celebrate nature with stories, games and crafts.

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.