Crawford Park District events coming up


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READ A BOOK A DAY — The Crawford Park District is offering the Lowe-Volk for National Read a Book Day event at 10 a.m. and again at 2 p.m. on Sept. 6 at Lowe-Volk Park, 2401 Ohio 598, Crestline.

Bring a blanket or towel to sit on and hear a story about nature read by Park District Naturalist, Lisa Bogard. If you have a favorite nature book you want to hear, bring it with you and we’ll read as many books as we can.

Lowe-Volk Park is located three miles north of U.S. 30. For more information, contact the Crawford Park District office at 419-683-9000. Look for information on other programs offered by the Crawford Park District by visiting their website at www.crawfordparkdistrict.org or by visiting our facebook page.

HOMESCHOOL IN NATURE: WHO LEFT THAT? — The first class in the series will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. for ages 5 to 8 and at 10:30 a.m. for ages 9 to 12 on Sept. 8 at Lowe-Volk Park, 2401 Ohio 598.

The Crawford Park District is pleased to begin offering programs for homeschooled children. The first class in the series will be solving who walked through the park. We will take a walk in the woods and look at different clues such as tracks and scat to find the culprit.

Sessions will be limited to 20 per age group. Call the Crawford Park District at 419-683-9000 to reserve your spot in each class by September 7.

DRAGONS AND DAMSELS OF SEARS WOODS — The Crawford Park District welcomes special guest, Tom Arbor, for a program on the Dragons and Damsels of Sears Woods at 2 p.m. on Sept. 10.

While Sears Woods is known for its exceptional old growth forest, the river it protects is also a county gem. Many species of dragonflies and damselflies use the Sandusky River for egg laying and cruising for food. ODNR, Division of Natural Areas & Preserves researcher, Tom Arbor, joins Crawford Park District naturalist Warren Uxley to survey the dragonflies & damselflies that call Sears Woods home. Nets to catch these river cruisers will be provided, but you may bring your own. Wear shoes or boots to wade into the river. Walking conditions will be moderate to difficult.

Sears Woods is located west of Bucyrus at 1486 Mt. Zion Road. For more information, contact the Crawford Park District office at 419-683-9000.

PRAIRIE WILDFLOWERS — Meet Crawford Park District Naturalist, Warren Uxley, at the Salem Cemetery, located east of the Lower Leesville and Parcher Road intersection.

The tall-grass prairies of Ohio are renowned for their late summer displays of wildflowers. The Salem prairie is a restoration project that is in its eleventh year and it is now one of the best prairies in northern Ohio.

For more information, contact the Crawford Park District office at 419-683-9000.

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