Preservation Parks of Delaware County will host a "Park Safari Challenge" from 2 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 7.

Preservation Parks of Delaware County will host a "Park Safari Challenge" from 2 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 7.

In an activity that will involve decoding animal tracks, counting tree rings and scooping insects from wetlands, participants will follow clues and solve puzzles that will lead them on a driving tour to three parks. Teams will try to be the first to solve the puzzles and cross the "finish line" ahead of their competitors.

The Park Safari Challenge costs $25 per carload team. There is no limit to the number of people per car. The cost includes prizes and a picnic at the end of the event.

Registration is required; contact Saundra McBrearty by May 2 at saundras@preservationparks.com. Please include contact information and the number of people in the carload team.

Registrants will receive information about the tour, including the starting location. Call (740) 524-8600, ext. 6.

Parks programs

Preservation Parks of Delaware County

For information about Preservation Parks, visit www.preservationparks.com or call (740) 524-8600. The offices of Preservation Parks are at 2656 Hogback Road in Sunbury.

"Spring Beauties," 2 p.m., Saturday, April 30. Join us for a hike on- and off-trail, in search of spring wildflowers. Gallant Woods Preserve, 2151 Buttermilk Hill Road.

Hound Hike, 4 p.m., Sunday, May 1. Bring your socialized canine for a walk on the park trails. Char-Mar Ridge Preserve, 7741 Lewis Center Road.

Preschool Park Pals, "Frogs," 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Tuesday, May 3. Discover the life cycle of our amphibious friends. Space is limited; registration is required. Call 740-524-8600, ext. 3, or e-mail register@preservationparks.com. Deer Haven Preserve, 4183 Liberty Road.