Following are Columbus and Franklin County Metropolitan Park District programs for March 2-9.
Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park
1775 Darby Creek Drive, Galloway
Off-trail Hike, 9 a.m. March 4 at the Ranger Station. Guests will take a 3-mile hike to rarely seen areas of the park.
Feed the Stream, 3 p.m. March 4 at the nature center. Guests will help serve a meal to the creatures in the living stream.
Blacklick Woods Metro Park
6975 E. Livingston Ave., Reynoldsburg
Morning Coffee and Wildlife Watch, 8 to 10 a.m. March 4 at the nature center. Guests will view wildlife through the nature center windows and enjoy a cup of coffee.
Basic Animal Tracks, 11 a.m. March 5 at the Golf Course Activity Building. Guests will search for signs of wildlife and learn how to identify animal tracks.
Preschoolers: Turtle Time, 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. March 8 at the Beech Maple Lodge. Guests will discover Ohio's turtles through a story, activity and craft.
Yoga in the Park, 10 a.m. March 9 at the Beech Maple Lodge. Guests will bring a mat and learn basic yoga techniques.
Lens and Leaves Camera Club, 6 p.m. March 9 at the Beech Maple Lodge. Guests will learn photographic techniques and view photographs taken by members. Nonmembers are welcome.
Blendon Woods Metro Park
4265 E. Dublin Granville Road, Westerville
Unplugged Walk, 6:30 p.m. March 3 in the nature center. Take a 2-mile walk without an electronic device to celebrate the National Day of Unplugging.
Geology, 2 p.m. March 4 in the nature center. Learn about the geology of the park on a 2-mile walk.
Woodcock Watch, 6:15 p.m. March 4 at the Cherry Ridge Program Area. Guests will search for the mating flight of the American woodcocks.
Birds, 9 a.m. March 5 in the nature center. Guests will search the woods and meadows for migrating songbirds and raptors on a 2-mile hike.
Myths of Trees, 2 p.m. March 5 at the nature center. Guests will learn about the Old Wives Tales of the trees in the park on a 2-mile walk.
Glacier Ridge Metro Park
9801 Hyland Croy Road, Plain City
Walk and Woof, 6 p.m. March 8 at the Picnic Shelter. Guests will take a dog for a 2.5-mile hike.
Highbanks Metro Park
9466 U.S. Route 23 N., Lewis Center
Teacher Workshop: Environmental Explorations, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 4. Guests will participate in various learning activities covering environmental topics. For educators in grades K-8, but all are welcome. Fee of $5 to attend the workshop. To register or receive Ashland University credit, contact email@example.com. Registration is required.
Woodcock Watch, 6:30 p.m. March 5 at the nature center. Guests will watch the woodcock's aerial courtship dance. Binoculars are recommended. For ages 10 and older.
Inniswood Metro Gardens
940 S. Hempstead Road, Westerville
Garden Speakers, 9 a.m. to noon March 4 in the Innis House. Charles and Cynthia Lucius of Amity Abloom and Brent Heath of Brent and Becky's Bulbs will give presentations. Registration is required. Cost is $25 for IGS members and $35 for nonmembers. For registration, call 614-895-6216.
7680 Wright Road, Canal Winchester
Off-trail Adventure, 10 a.m. March 4 at the Glacier Knoll Picnic Area. Guests will search for migrating waterfowl and other wildlife on a 2-mile walk.
Scioto Audubon Metro Park
400 W. Whittier St., Columbus
Pre-K Storytime, 10 a.m. Thursdays and Saturdays at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center. Bring your little ones for a nature-inspired story or two.
Birdwatching for Beginners, 10 a.m. Saturdays at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center. Guests will learn how to use binoculars to search for birds.
Sharon Woods Metro Park
6911 Cleveland Ave., Westerville
Signs of Spring, 2 p.m. March 4 at the Schrock Lake Restrooms. Guests will take a 1-mile hike to search for signs of the coming season.
Three Creeks Park
3860 Bixby Road, Groveport
For Adults: Eagle Watch, 2 p.m. March 5 in the Madison Christian Church parking lot, 3565 Bixby Road, Groveport. Guests will wander through field and forest on a 1-mile off-trail walk to see bald eagles through a spotting scope. For ages 18 and older.
Interpreters and assistive listening devices for persons with hearing impairments are available for any program. Call 614-891-0700 (TDD 614-895-6240) to schedule these services.