Following are Columbus and Franklin County Metropolitan Park District programs for May 9-16.

Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park

1775 Darby Creek Drive, Galloway

Marvelous Metabolisms, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 9 and 10 at the Nature Center. Guests can view an interactive display about natural patterns of fasting in wildlife and the metabolic benefits. The program will feature animals.

Warbler Walk, 8 a.m. May 11 at the Indian Ridge. Guests ages 14 and older can go on a 2-mile hike and search for warblers.

Photo Group: Image Review, 10 a.m. May 11 at the Nature Center. All skill levels are invited to share photos and receive constructive feedback.

Baby Animal Display, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 11-17 at the Nature Center. Guests can learn about baby animals found inside the park and how they are cared for, and what to do when finding an animal infant without its mother.

Yoga in the Park, 11:30 a.m. May 11 at the Ranger Station. Guests can learn movements in an outdoor setting to help rejuvenate mind and body.

Preschoolers: Flower Power, 9:30 and 11 a.m. May 14 at the Nature Center. Guests can learn about plants and how they grow, then plant one to take home.

Blacklick Woods Metro Park

6975 E. Livingston Ave., Reynoldsburg

Migration Mania, 10 a.m. to noon May 11 at the Nature Center. Guests can take a 2-mile hike through the forest to search the trails for migrating songbirds.

Mother's Day Tram Ride, 2 p.m. May 12 at the Ash Grove Picnic Area. Guests can take a tram ride through the park.

Homeschoolers: Endangered Species, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. May 13 at the Beech Maple Lodge. Children ages 6-12 can learn which animals are endangered in Ohio and the reasons why, through activities and discussion.

Metro Five-0: Level 3 Walk and Wonder, 3 p.m. May 15 at the Nature Center. Guests ages 50 and older can explore Adena culture on a 2-mile walk out to Blacklick Circle.

Blendon Woods Metro Park

4265 E. Dublin Granville Road, Westerville

Evening Wildlife Watch, 8 p.m. May 10 at the Nature Center. Guests can hike out to Thoreau Lake to view animal activity at night.

International Migratory Bird Day, 1 to 4 p.m. May 11 at the Nature Center. Visitors can take part in crafts and games in celebration of the journey birds make each spring.

Mother's Day Garden Adventure, 12:30 to 2 p.m. May 12 at the Nature Center. Guests can help plant the vegetable and pollinator garden.

Glacier Ridge Metro Park

9801 Hyland Croy Road, Plain City

Adults: Wildflower Walk, 3 p.m. May 11 at the Shelter House. Visitors ages 18 and older can take a 1-mile stroll and learn about the importance of native plants.

Walk and Woof, 7 p.m. May 15 at the Glacier Ridge Dog Park. Guests can take a 2.5-mile hike with their dog.

Highbanks Metro Park

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

Preschool: Flower Fun, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. May 9 and 9:30 or 11 a.m. May 10 at the Nature Center. Guests can learn about flowers through stories and crafts and take a short walk to look for flowers in bloom.

Eagle Walk, 2 to 4 p.m. May 11 at the Nature Center. Guests ages 8 and older can hike 3 miles and look for bald eagles in their nests.

Homestead

4675 Cosgray Road, Hilliard

Mother's Day in the Park, noon to 2 p.m. May 12 at the Nature Center. Guests can spend time with their mothers while making crafts and completing a scavenger hunt.

Inniswood Metro Gardens

940 S. Hempstead Road, Westerville

Sunny Sundays, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sundays at the Herb Garden. Guests can meet members of the Herb Society of America, Central Ohio Unit and ask them questions.

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.

Late Nights at the Climbing Wall, 8 p.m. to midnight May 10 at the Climbing Wall. The climbing wall will stay open until midnight every second and fourth Friday of the month from April through October. The park will provide four auto belays, but guests should bring their own climbing harness.

Sharon Woods Metro Park

6911 Cleveland Ave., Westerville

Homeschoolers: Compass Frisbee Golf, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. May 14 at the Schrock Lake Picnic Shelter. Children ages 6-12 can learn to use a compass to unlock the secrets of the frisbee golf course.

Slate Run Living Historical Farm

1375 state Route 674 N., Canal Winchester

Tea and Victorian Tastes, 1 to 3 p.m. May 11 at the Farmhouse. Guests can join in some tea and taste traditions from Victorian times and see the decor of an 1880s house.

Three Creeks Park

3860 Bixby Road, Groveport

Preschoolers: Swamp Things, 10 a.m. May 14 at the Confluence Area. Guests can learn about the small creatures that make their homes in ponds and wetlands.

Homeschoolers: In the Swamp, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. May 16 at the Confluence Area. Students ages 6-17 can explore a wetland and learn about the creatures that call it home.

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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