November brings nature-related activities for all ages at the nearby Lowe-Volk Park as well as the Sandusky Headwaters Preserve. Both are located off of State Route 598, just south of Leesville and about 4 miles north of Galion.
The following is what is on offer for November. For more information on any of these events, contact the District at: 419.683.9000.
On Thursday, November 2nd at Lowe-Volk Park, young learners aged 5-12 can dive into the “Homeschool in Nature: Smells Like Nature” event. At both 10am and 2pm, participants will challenge their senses by identifying a range of natural aromas, from the distinct scent of animal musk to the refreshing smell of mint leaves. Interested parents can register their children by calling the Park District at 419-683-9000.
The evening of Friday, November 3rd promises a mysterious encounter with Ohio’s tiniest owls during the “Saw-Whet Owls” event. Starting at 6:30pm, attendees will be enlightened with a PowerPoint presentation about these nocturnal creatures, followed by mist net checks and a cozy campfire. Remember to dress warmly and bring along a flashlight!
Bright and early on Saturday, November 4th, bird enthusiasts can join Bob Placier for “Fall Bird Banding” from 8am to 12pm. This event offers a unique insight into the bird populations that either reside in or visit Crawford County during the colder months.
On the same day, but over at Sandusky Headwaters Preserve from 8-11am, volunteers are called upon for the “Space Invaders” initiative. Participants will combat invasive plants like honeysuckle and multiflora rose. After the hard work, watch as Land Manager Mike dramatically incinerates the invaders with his flamethrower. This is not only a great way to give back to nature but also an excellent opportunity for those seeking volunteer hours.
For the littlest of explorers, Tuesday, November 7th at 5pm is dedicated to turkeys. “Little Explorers: Turkeys” is tailored for children aged 0-5, offering interactive activities that stimulate their senses and motor skills. The highlight? A live turkey will join the session!
Bird lovers should mark Saturday, November 11th on their calendars. At 10am, “Ohio Birding” will guide attendees through the art of bird watching, using various tools and techniques. The session will also touch upon the spectacular spring warbler migration at Ohio’s Magee Marsh.
On Monday, November 13th, 5pm is feeding time! “Feeding Day” invites visitors to assist in preparing meals for Lowe-Volk Park’s animal ambassadors. It’s a delightful experience watching them enjoy their specially prepared treats.
Towards the end of the month, on Saturday, November 25th, two events are lined up at Lowe-Volk Park. At 11am, “Face to Face: Frogs” offers a hands-on experience with various frog species. Later, at 6pm, the “Viewing the Night Sky” event provides a serene experience under the stars.
With such a packed schedule, November promises to be an exciting month for nature lovers of all ages.