Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park
1775 Darby Creek Drive, Galloway
Birding at its Best, 8 a.m. May 6 at the Indian Ridge Bulletin Board. Guests will enjoy a morning chorus of warblers, finches, orioles and other birds.
Central Ohio Folk Music Festival, 10 a.m. May 6-7 at Indian Ridge Bulletin Board. Guests will enjoy free music, dance instruction and participation and children’s activities. A concert will take place at 7 p.m. May 6. Tickets cost $15. For details, visit columbusfolkmusicsociety.org.
Feed the Stream, 3 p.m. May 6 at the nature center. Guests will help serve a meal to the creatures in the living stream.
Preschoolers: Nature Walk, 9:30 and 11 a.m. May 8 at the Ranger Station. Preschoolers will take a short walk to look for signs of spring.
Blacklick Woods Metro Park
6975 E. Livingston Ave., Reynoldsburg
Ohio Mammals, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. May 6-7 at the nature center. Guests will view the park’s display on Ohio mammals featuring skins, skulls and scat.
Morning Coffee and Wildlife Watch, 8 to 10 a.m. May 6 at the nature center. Guests will view wildlife through the nature center windows and enjoy a cup of coffee.
Bird Hike, 8 a.m. May 7 at the nature center. Guests will take a 2-mile hike to search the trails for migrating songbirds.
Nature by Tram, 2 p.m. May 7 at the Ash Grove Picnic. Guests will take a tram ride through the park.
Preschoolers: Trucks and Tractors, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. May 10 at the Beech Maple Lodge. Guests will see the trucks and tractors that park staff use to patrol and maintain the park.
Lens and Leaves Camera Club, 7 p.m. May 11 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
Magnificent Mammals, 10 a.m. May 6 at the nature center. Guests will take a 2-mile off-trail walk to search for mammals.
Bluebirds, 8 a.m. May 7 at the nature center. Guests will look for warblers in the woods and meadows on a 2-mile walk.
Here Come the Hummingbirds, noon to 4 p.m. May 7 at the nature center. Guests will watch for hummingbirds at the feeders and learn how to attract hummingbirds in their own yards.
Metro Five-0: Level 2 Bright Moon, 8:30 p.m. May 8 at the nature center. Ages 50 and older will take a stroll along a paved, level trail to watch the moon rise over Thoreau Lake.
Clear Creek Metro Park
185 Clear Creek Road, Rockbridge
Metro Five-0: Level 4 Wildflowers, 11 a.m. May 8 at the Creekside Meadows Parking Lot. Ages 50 and older will see wildflowers on a 2-mile hike.
Glacier Ridge Metro Park
9801 Hyland Croy Road, Plain City
Kids: Fairy Tea Party and Hike, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. May 4 at the Picnic Shelter. Ages 3-7 will dress up as their favorite fairy and enjoy a story, tea party and find hidden treasures in the woods.
Highbanks Metro Park
9466 U.S. Route 23 N, Lewis Center
Warbler Hike, 8 a.m. May 6 at the nature center. Guests will take a 1-mile hike in search of colorful spring migrants.
Wildflower Walk, 4 p.m. May 7 at the nature center. Guests will search for wildflowers on a 1-mile hike.
Howl at the Moon, 8:30 p.m. May 10 at the nature center. Guests will take a 3.5-mile hike with their dog.
Inniswood Metro Gardens
940 S. Hempstead Road, Westerville
Spring Plant Sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 6 and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 7 at the Gardens Entrance. A selection of perennial plants and herbs will be on sale. The event is sponsored by the Inniswood Volunteers Inc. and the Central Ohio Unit of the Herb Society of America.
Prairie Oaks Metro Park
3225 Plain City-Georgesville Road, West Jefferson
Hike the Park: Madison County Side, 10 a.m. May 6 at the Prairie View Picnic Area. Guests will hike four miles on the Coneflower and Greenway trails as part of a program to hike all of the trails at Prairie Oaks during spring.
Milk Full Moon Hike, 8 a.m. May 10 at the Darby Bend Lakes. Guests will take a 4-mile hike through fields and forest.
Scioto Audubon Metro Park
400 W. Whittier St., Columbus
Pre-K Storytime, 10 a.m. Thursdays and Saturdays at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center, 505 W. Whittier St. Bring 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 and search for birds.
Sharon Woods Metro Park
6911 Cleveland Ave., Westerville
Adults Only: Woodland Pollinators, 6:30 p.m. May 5 at the Spring Hollow Lodge. Adults will take a short hike with Marne Titchenell to learn about woodland pollinators and the plants they use.
Migration Madness, 9 a.m. May 6 at the Schrock Lake Restrooms. Guests will take a 2-mile stroll to search for birds. Beginners are welcome. Binoculars will be available.
Wildflower Wander, 2 p.m. May 6 at the Apple Ridge Bulletin Board. Guests will look for wildflowers on a 2-mile hike.
Fast-paced Adult Full Moon Hike, 8:45 p.m. May 9 at the Apple Ridge Bulletin Board. Adults will take a fast-paced 2.8-mile hike along gravel, paved and natural surface trails.
Slate Run Living Historical Farm
1375 state Route 674 N, Canal Winchester
Washday Blues, 1 to 3 p.m. May 6. Guests will use a scrub board and wringer to help the farmwife with laundry and observe how to make soap from lard and lye.
Three Creeks Park
3860 Bixby Road, Groveport
Preschoolers: Swamp Things, 10 a.m. May 11 at the Confluence Trails Bulletin Board. Preschoolers will learn about the creatures that make their homes in ponds and wetlands.
Homeschoolers: Swamp Things, 1:30 p.m. May 11 at the Confluence Trails Bulletin Board. Ages 6 and older will explore a wetland and learn about the many creatures that call it home.