Following are Columbus and Franklin County Metropolitan Park District programs for March 9-16.
Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park
1775 Darby Creek Drive, Galloway
Instagram Scavenger Hunt, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 11-19 at the nature center. Guests will pick up scavenger hunt clues for a chance to be featured on Metro Parks' Instagram account.
Photo Group: Wildflowers, 10 a.m. March 11 at the nature center. Guests will learn about composition techniques to photograph wildflowers, moss and ferns.
Yoga in the Park, 11:30 a.m. March 11 at Cedar Ridge Lodge. Participants will learn basic yoga movements to rejuvenate mind and body. Bringing a mat or blanket is required.
Preschoolers: Quackers, 9:30 or 11 a.m. March 14 at the nature center. Guests will learn about ducks through story, song and craft.
Blacklick Woods Metro Park
6975 E. Livingston Ave., Reynoldsburg
Yoga in the Park, 10 a.m. March 9 at Beech Maple Lodge. Participants will learn basic yoga movements to rejuvenate mind and body. Bringing a mat or blanket is required.
Lens and Leaves Camera Club, 6 p.m. March 9 at Beech Maple Lodge. Guests will learn photographic techniques and view photographs taken by members. Nonmembers welcome.
Metro Five-0: Level 2 Timberdoodle Tango, 6:30 p.m. March 10 at the nature center. Guests will search for the male woodcock performing his aerial courtship display. For ages 50 and older.
In Search of Bogsuckers, 6:30 p.m. March 11 at the nature center. Guests will search for the male woodcock performing his aerial courtship display.
Homeschoolers: March Science Madness, 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. March 13 at Beech Maple Lodge. Participants will test their scientific knowledge with simple, fun experiments.
Blendon Woods Metro Park
4265 E. Dublin Granville Road, Westerville
Maple Syrup Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. March 12 at the nature center. Guests will watch maple sap being boiled into syrup, taste samples and learn about maple trees and the syrup process.
Glacier Ridge Metro Park
9801 Hyland Croy Road, Plain City
For Families: Salamanders, 2 p.m. March 12 at the picnic shelter. Guests will take a 1-mile hike and discover salamanders and other amphibians.
For Adults: Salamander Research, 2 p.m. March 15 at the picnic shelter. Guests will learn how naturalists study salamanders and vernal pools.
Highbanks Metro Park
9466 U.S. Route 23 N., Lewis Center
Storytime, 10 a.m. March 13 at the nature center. Ages 6 and younger will hear stories about water.
4675 Cosgray Road, Hilliard
Spring Scavenger Hunt, 10 a.m. to noon March 11 at the barn. Ages 3-10 will pick up scavenger hunt lists and search for signs of animals getting ready for spring.
Inniswood Metro Gardens
940 S. Hempstead Road, Westerville
Family Bee Houses, 2 p.m. March 11 at the Gardens Entrance. Guests will learn about the non-aggressive mason bee and make a bee house for a garden.
Growing Dahlias, 2 p.m. March 12 at the Innis House. Guests will learn how to start and maintain dahlia tubers with members of the Greater Columbus Dahlia Society.
Rocky Fork Metro Park
7180 Walnut St., Westerville
Metro Five-0: Level 3 Tree ID, 10 a.m. March 11 at the Milestone Picnic Area Bulletin Board. Guests will learn about trees on a 1.5-mile walk and celebrate National Johnny Appleseed Day. For ages 50 and older.
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
Fast-paced Adult Full Moon Hike, 6:45 p.m. March 11 at the Apple Ridge Bulletin Board. Adults will take a fast-paced, 2.8-mile hike along gravel, paved and natural surface trails.
Three Creeks Park
3860 Bixby Road, Groveport
Off the Beaten Path, 2 p.m. March 11 at Heron Pond. Guests will wander through rarely seen parts of the park on a 2.5-mile on- and-off-trail hike.
Timberdoodle Time, 6:30 p.m. March 11 at Confluence Trails Bulletin Board. Guests will take a 2-mile walk to listen for and watch the aerial courtship displays of the American woodcock.
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.