Following are Columbus and Franklin County Metropolitan Park District programs for Feb. 21-28.

Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park

1775 Darby Creek Drive, Galloway

Ice Age Display, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 21-24 at the Nature Center. Guests can learn about life in Ohio during the Ice Age.

46th annual Winter Hike Series, 10 a.m. Feb. 23 at the Ranger Station. Visitors can take a 2-, 4- or 6-mile trek along the banks and bluffs of Big Darby Creek.

Preschoolers: Oh Deer, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Nature Center. Guests can learn about Ohio's state mammal, the white-tailed deer.

Blacklick Woods Metro Park

6975 E. Livingston Ave., Reynoldsburg

Walking the Dog Day, 9 a.m. Feb. 22 at the Nature Center. Guests can take a 2-mile walk with their dog to celebrate National Walking the Dog Day. Treats will be provided for people and pets.

Wildlife Observation Night, 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Nature Center. Guests can catch a glimpse of nocturnal critters through the viewing windows.

Invasive Species Display, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 23 and 24 at the Nature Center. Guests can view a display about invasive species in Ohio to kick off National Invasive Species Awareness Week.

Blendon Woods Metro Park

4265 E. Dublin Granville Road, Westerville

2/4/6 Fitness Hike, 9 to 11 a.m. Feb. 23 and 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Nature Center. Visitors ages 14 and older can take a fast-paced hike along gravel and natural surface trails. Hikes of 2, 4 or 6 miles can be selected. The pace will be well under 20 minutes a mile.

Search for Skunk Cabbage, 1 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Nature Center. Guests can find the first flower of the year and learn its medicinal uses.

Ohio Wildlife Center: Urban Wildlife, 2 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Nature Center. Guests can meet OWC ambassador animals who enjoy the city life.

Glacier Ridge Metro Park

9801 Hyland Croy Road, Plain City

Owl Hike, 6 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Shelter House. Visitors ages 6 and older can search for barred owls on a 1-mile hike.

Walk and Woof, 2 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Dog Park. Guests can take a 2.5-mile hike with their dog.

Highbanks Metro Park

9466 U.S. Route 23 N., Lewis Center

Howl at the Moon, 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Nature Center. Guests can bring a canine friend for a 3.5-mile hike.

Eagle Watch, 11 a.m. Feb. 23 at the Nature Center. Guests ages 8 and older can take a 3-mile hike to the Overlook Deck to look for bald eagles and signs of nesting activity.

Movie Matinee: Nature Cat and Vernal Pools, 11 a.m. Feb. 28 at the Nature Center. Guests can learn about vernal pools and watch "Nature Cat: Onward and Pondward."

Inniswood Metro Gardens

940 S. Hempstead Road, Westerville

Inniswood Book Club, 2 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Innis House. Guests ages 18 and older can take part in a discussion of this quarter's book, "For all the Tea in China" by Sarah Rose.

Scioto Audubon Metro Park

400 W. Whittier St., Columbus

Preschool Storytime, 10 a.m. Thursdays and Saturdays at the Grange Insurance Audubon. Guests can bring little ones for a nature-inspired story or two.

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

Sharon Woods Metro Park

6911 Cleveland Ave., Westerville

GPS Treasure Hunt, 2 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Natural Play Area. Guests can search for hidden critters off-trail while using a GPS unit.

Preschoolers: Star Light, Star Bright, 9:30 and 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Feb. 27 and 28 at the Spring Hollow Lodge. Children can make a craft, read a story and participate in other activities while learning about the night sky.

Slate Run Living Historical Farm

1375 state Route 674 N., Canal Winchester

Maple Time, 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 23 and 24 at the Farmhouse. Guests can sample this treat and learn about making maple syrup the 1880s way. A short hike to the sugarbush leaves the farm at 1 and 2 p.m. Sap collecting and boiling are dependent on the weather, but all other activities will take place. For details, call 614-833-1880.

Three Creeks Park

3860 Bixby Road, Groveport

Woodcock Watch, 6 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Confluence Area. Guests can take a 1.5-mile walk to watch the aerial courtship display of this bird.

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.

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