Crochet, Create Ink with Wood County Parks

Reservations and registrations can be made for these September programs with the Wood County Park District by calling the main office at 419-353-1897 or visiting wcparks.org.

Hibernate, Hike or Hunker will take place Wednesday from 6-7:30 p.m. at WW Knight Nature Preserve, 29530 White Road, Perrysburg. As winter approaches, there are a myriad of strategies that our local animals use to cope with our sometimes harsh Ohio winters. Bring the family to meet some of our animal ambassadors, touch some furs and how you could help certain creatures overwinter near you.

Planting of natives is scheduled for Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at WW Knight Nature Preserve, 29530 White Road. Start volunteering at wcparks.org/volunteer. Join a quest to restore the natural ecosystem by helping to plant native plants grown in the greenhouse. All tools provided.

Native Nursery Night is scheduled for Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the JC Reuthinger Memorial Preserve, 30730 Oregon Road, Perrysburg. Start volunteering at wcparks.org/volunteer. Help plant, nurture and harvest seeds from the nursery’s native plants. All tools provided. Training will be provided at the start of the program.

Art in Park: Buckthorn Ink will be held Friday from 6-8 p.m. at WW Knight Nature Preserve. Forage buckthorn from WW Knight Nature Preserve, then create natural ink with the picked berries. All participants will take home the ink they make as well as their own high quality art paper pad. Registration required. This course is suitable for teenagers and adults. Cost: $10.

Crochet For Kids will take place Saturday from 1-3 p.m. at Carter Historic Farm, 18331 Carter Road. Kids will learn the basics of crochet and how to make a scarf. Children can improve their hand-eye coordination, gain a sense of accomplishment through crafts, connect with their past, and develop a new hobby. Hook and yarn will be included. Snacks will be provided.

The free Little Friends Library event will take place Saturday from 2-3:30 p.m. at Cedar Creeks Preserve, 4575 Walbridge Road, Northwood. Enjoy an afternoon with Friends of the Parks and a park naturalist. Celebrate the Little Free Library with a craft and snacks. Animals from the program representing species present in the parks will be present.

Nurture the Nursery will take place October 18 from 10 a.m. to noon at the JC Reuthinger Memorial Preserve. Start volunteering at wcparks.org/volunteer. Help plant, nurture and harvest seeds from the nursery’s native plants. All tools provided. Training will be provided at the start of the program.

A garlic program will be held on October 19 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the historic Carter Farm. Garlic is an easy addition to the garden, but don’t wait until spring to plant it. Garlic is best when planted in the fall. Find out which varieties are doing well in Ohio. We will also see how and when to plant, how to dry out and how to calculate how much to save for replanting next year. Responsible: Michelle Wallace, ANR regional extension educator.