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

Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park

1775 Darby Creek Drive, Galloway

Preschoolers: Water Babies, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. March 22 at the Nature Center. Guests can learn about amphibians, animals that spend their days as babies in the water.

Woodcock Watch, 7:30 p.m. March 24 at the Nature Center. Visitors ages 10 and older can check out the woodcock's aerial courtship dance.

Blendon Woods Metro Park

4265 E. Dublin Granville Road, Westerville

Preschool: First Day of Spring Fling, 9:30 and 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. March 21 at the Nature Center. Children can celebrate the season through activities, crafts, songs and a story.

2/4/6 Fitness Hike, 9 to 11 a.m. March 23 at the Nature Center. Visitors ages 14 and older can take a fast-paced hike along gravel and natural surface trails. Trails of 2, 4 or 6 miles are available, and the pace will be well under 20 minutes per mile.

Spring Birds: Woodpeckers, 10 a.m. March 23 at the Nature Center. Guests can take a 2-mile hike on woodland trails to see and hear these birds.

Kratts and Krafts, 1 p.m. March 25 at the Nature Center. Guests ages 3 and older can enjoy an episode of "Wild Kratts" and make a craft to take home.

Relaxing Yoga, 6:30 p.m. March 25. Guests can let the stress of the day melt away with an outdoor yoga session. Attendees are encouraged to bring a towel or mat. Follow signs for location.

Spring Break Puppet Show, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. March 28 and 29 at the Nature Center. Guests ages 3 and older can join the Blendon Woods Puppets for a springtime story.

Glacier Ridge Metro Park

9801 Hyland Croy Road, Plain City

For Kids: First Signs of Spring Hike, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. March 28 at the Shelter House. Children ages 5-12 can take a 1-mile hike and look for signs that spring is here.

Highbanks Metro Park

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

Woodcock Watch, 7:45 p.m. March 22 at the Nature Center. Visitors ages 10 and older can take a short hike to check out the woodcock's aerial courtship dance.

For Kids: Welcome to Spring Scavenger Hunt, 10 a.m. to noon March 27 at the Nature Center. Children ages 3-12 can complete a nature scavenger hunt to win a small prize.

Homestead

4675 Cosgray Road, Hilliard

Spring Scavenger Hunt, noon to 2 p.m. March 26 and 29 at the Nature Center. Children ages 4-10 can pick up a clipboard and go outside to find signs of animals getting ready for spring. Participants can return their lists to earn a prize.

Inniswood Metro Gardens

940 S. Hempstead Road, Westerville

Butterflies to Trees: Spring Fling 2019, 2 to 4 p.m. March 24 at the Innis House. Joe Boggs will discuss how butterfly gardens can attract more than just butterflies. Jim Chatfield will present the "Ten Trees You Should Know." Fee is $15 for Inniswood Garden Society members, $20 for nonmembers. This program is for ages 18 and older. To register, call 614-895-6216.

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

Skydancer Saturday, 7:30 p.m. March 23 at the Apple Ridge Bulletin Board. Guests can witness the aerial display of the American woodcock.

Spring Break: I-Spy Nature Challenge, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 25 at the Naturalist Office. Guests can pick up a scavenger hunt list, complete the challenge and earn a prize.

Spring Break: Nature games, 1 p.m. March 26 at the Natural Play Area. Guests can burn off some energy and see how well they can play hide-and-seek in the forest.

Preschoolers: Spring Fling Open House, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 28 at the Spring Hollow Lodge. Guests can participate in games, crafts and activities that celebrate the coming of the season.

Slate Run Living Historical Farm

1375 state Route 674 N., Canal Winchester

Homeschoolers at the Farm: What is it?, 1 p.m. March 21 at the Farmhouse. Visitors ages 6 and older can take a look at 19th-century machines and tools and try to figure out how they work and what their purpose is.

Three Creeks Park

3860 Bixby Road, Groveport

Eagle Watch Weekend, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. March 23 and 2 p.m. March 24 at the Madison Christian Church parking lot, 3565 Bixby Road, Groveport. Guests can take a 1-mile off-trail walk to see the nesting bald eagles through a spotting scope.

Preschoolers: Hop Into Spring, 10 a.m. March 26 at the Heritage Nature Center. Guests can discover frogs, toads and salamanders through stories, activities and a short walk.

Older Homeschoolers: All About Eagles, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. March 28 at the Madison Christian Church parking lot. Students ages 7-17 can learn about the history of America's national bird and take a 1-mile off-trail hike to watch the eagles through a spotting scope.

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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