Cardinal

Ohio's state bird is the cardinal.

CRESTLINE -- The Crawford Park District has announced three programs will take place on Saturday, Feb. 12, at a couple of locations.

Winter Indoor Bird Watching

This program is set for Saturday, Feb. 12 at 8 a.m. in Lowe-Volk Park, 2401 State Route 598.

The winter months provide unique opportunities to observe common winter bird species from close distances all from the comfort of being indoors. Set out a bird feeder and watch the birds flock in for an easy meal.

Enjoy donuts and hot beverages with the Crawford Park District staff inside the Nature Center, as we sit and observe common birds that visit our bird feeders. Binoculars are recommended.

Lowe-Volk Park is located 3 miles north of US Route 30. For information on other programs offered by the Crawford Park District call 419-683-9000, visit our website at www.crawfordpd.org or follow along on Facebook. 

Stewardship

This program is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 12 at 11 a.m. in Daughmer Savannah, 786 Marion Melmore Road.

Winter is coming to an end and vegetation is slowly coming back to life. This change in seasonality means a transition for our Natural Resource Crew in managing for invasive species.

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Join Crawford Park District staff for our last monthly Stewardship Program where the focus will be on removing woody species such as such as Glossy Buckthorn (Frangula alnus), Autumn Olive (Elaeagnus umbellata), Honeysuckle (Amur sp.), and Tree-of-Heaven (Ailanthus altissima).

There will be a brief introduction about stewardship and our target species before heading out into the field. Closed toe shoes, long sleeves, and pants are required. There is a possibility of contact with poison ivy. Dress for the weather. Some gloves and loppers will be available.

Daughmer Savannah located at 786 Marion-Melmore Road just north of SR 294. Look for information on other programs offered by the Crawford Park District by visiting their web site at www.crawfordparkdistrict.org or by visiting the Facebook page. 

Ootheca (egg case) of praying mantises

This is an example of an Ootheca (egg case) of praying mantises.

Ootheca Collection Hike

This program is slated for Saturday, Feb. 12 at 2 p.m. in Unger Park, 1303 Bucyrus-Nevada Road.

Join Crawford Park District Naturalist Abby for a hike to search for the Ootheca (egg case) of praying mantises.

Come learn why we are taking these non-native animals out of the wild, and how you can keep them to watch them emerge in the spring with the potential of having a new pet.

Unger Park is located just west of Bucyrus on Bucyrus-Nevada Road. Look for information on other programs offered by the Crawford Park District by visiting their web site at www.crawfordpd.org or by visiting the Facebook page.

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