Following are Columbus and Franklin County Metropolitan Park District programs for Jan. 18-25.

Following are Columbus and Franklin County Metropolitan Park District programs for Jan. 18-25.

Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park

1775 Darby Creek Drive, Galloway

Raptors, noon Jan. 20 at the Nature Center. Guests will see birds of prey from the Ohio Wildlife Center.

Night Life in the Stream, 5:30 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Nature Center. Guests will see what animals come alive after dark in the 53-foot living stream.

Blacklick Woods Metro Park

6975 E. Livingston Ave., Reynoldsburg

Needles and Cones, 2 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Ash Grove Picnic Area. Guests will take a half-mile walk and learn how to identify conifers.

Creature Feature: Snow Runners, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Beech Maple Lodge. Guests will watch a Wild Kratts show to learn how animals adapt to winter, meet a critter and make a craft.

Blendon Woods Metro Park

4265 E. Dublin Granville Road, Westerville

Winter Ecology, 2 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Nature Center. Guests will take a 2-mile walk and see how plants and animals survive winter.

Evening Observation, 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Nature Center. Guests will watch for nocturnal critters and set red lights to illuminate the feeding area.

Predator Display, 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Nature Center. Guests will see a variety of skins, skulls and mounts.

Metro Five-0: Level 3 Geology, 2 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Nature Center. Ages 50 and older will see land formations on a 2-mile walk.

Glacier Ridge Metro Park

9801 Hyland Croy Road, Plain City

Walk and Woof, 2 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Bulletin Board at the Picnic Shelter. Guests will take a 2.5-mile hike with their dog.

Highbanks Metro Park

9466 U.S. Route 23 N., Lewis Center

Metro Five-0: Level 1 Introduction to Tai Chi, 10:30 a.m. Jan. 18 at the Nature Center. Ages 50 and older will learn beginning moves that help improve circulation, muscle tone, coordination and balance. Led by Midge Krause from the Taoist Tai Chi Society.

Metro Five-0: Level 1 Crafty Afternoon, 1 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Nature Center. Ages 50 and older will make crafts to take home.

Campfire Building and Cooking, 6 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Nature Center. Guests will learn how to start a campfire and cook some tasty treats.

Naked Tree Hike, 2 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Nature Center. Guests will learn to identify trees without leaves on a 1-mile hike.

Lantern Stroll, 5:30 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Nature Center. Guests will enjoy a 2.5-mile lantern-lit walk on the Dripping Rock Trail.

Friday Feeding, 1 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Nature Center. Guests will watch the naturalist feed the education reptiles and amphibians and learn what it takes to care for them.

Inniswood Metro Gardens

940 S. Hempstead Road, Westerville

45th annual Winter Hike Series, 2 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Gardens Entrance. Guests will take a guided 2-mile hike along the trails and garden paths.

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.

Weekly Bird Hike, 10 a.m. Saturdays at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center. Guests will search for birds in the park.

45th annual Winter Hike Series, 10 a.m. Jan. 20 at the Climbing Wall. Guests will take a 1- or 2-mile hike along the Greenway and park trails. Food and drinks will be provided.

Sharon Woods Metro Park

6911 Cleveland Ave., Westerville

Preschoolers: Whoo Goes There, 9:30 and 11 a.m. as well as 1 p.m. Jan. 24 and 25 at the Spring Hollow Lodge. Guests will discover the world of owls through a story, song and craft.

Walnut Woods

3860 Bixby Road, Groveport

Five Senses Walk, 10 a.m. Jan. 20 at the Confluence Trails Bulletin Board. Guests will use all of their senses to explore the winter world on an easy 1-mile walk.

Calling All Kids: Owl Pellets, 1:30 p.m. Jan. 20 at KidSpace, 630 Wirt Road, Groveport. Ages 5-17 will learn about these raptors, their food webs and adaptations by dissecting owl pellets.

Metro Five-0: Level 4 Off-Trail Wandering, 1:30 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Confluence Trails Bulletin Board. Ages 50 and older will take a 2.5-mile on- and off-trail hike through bushes and brambles to visit rarely seen parts of the park.

Interpreters and assistive listening devices for persons with hearing impairments are available for any program. Call 614-891-0700 (TDD 895-6240) to schedule these services.