Pollinators

A butterfly sits on a plant in a pollination area in the Lowe-Volk Nature Park.

CRESTLINE -- The Crawford County Park District has announced several upcoming events, all of which require prior registration.

 Animal Encounters: Snakes Thursday, July 2, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Lowe-Volk Park, 2401 Ohio 598, Crestline

The Crawford Park District invites you to sign up your family to meet some of our education animals up-close and personal. This session will include learning general information about snakes, looking at biofacts, an activity, and an opportunity to have an up-close encounter with the resident snakes that live at the Nature Center. We will provide canopies for each family to sit under, but please bring your own blanket or chairs to sit on. Call 419-683-9000 to reserve your spot. This event will occur rain or shine, unless there is severe weather.

Fishing Friday, July 3, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Lowe-Volk Park, 2401 Ohio 598, Crestline

The Crawford Park District invites you to sign up your family to fish in our pond at Lowe-Volk Park. We will provide fishing poles with hooks and bobbers, but feel free to bring your own! While we will provide some bait, families are encouraged to bring their own. Bring a lawn chair to relax by the pond and possibly snag the big one! Call the Crawford Park District Office at 419-683-9000 to reserve a 45-minute time slot. This event will occur rain or shine, unless there is severe weather.

Wetland Encounters Wednesday, July 8, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Lowe-Volk Park, 2401 Ohio 598, Crestline

The Crawford Park District invites you to sign up your family to explore Lowe-Volk Park’s bodies of water and the animals that call these places home! Participants will be exploring the wetland and Park staff will provide nets, containers, and ID lists to help you find and learn about macroinvertebrates, the frog and dragonfly life cycle, and you may even catch a turtle or snake! Please come prepared with proper footwear (boots or old closed-toe shoes, no flip flops, or Crocs) and clothing that can get wet or muddy. A change of clothes is suggested. Call 419-683-9000 to reserve a 45-minute time slot. This event will occur rain or shine, unless there is severe weather.

Animal Encounters: Painted Turtles, Friday, July 10, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.,  Lowe-Volk Park, 2401 Ohio 598, Crestline

The Crawford Park District invites you to sign up your family to meet some of our education animals up-close and personal! This session will include learning general information about painted turtles, looking at biofacts, an activity, and an opportunity to have an up-close encounter with the resident painted turtles that live at the Nature Center. We will provide canopies for each family to sit under, but please bring your own blanket or chairs to sit on. Call 419-683-9000 to reserve your spot. This event will occur rain or shine, unless there is severe weather.

Canoeing, Saturday, July 11 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Neff Reservoir, Ohio 98, Bucyrus

The Crawford Park District invites you to sign up your family to go canoeing at Neff Reservoir. Canoeing is a fun activity that will get you and your family outside. Being on the water can have a calming effect on your brain, and it can help lower stress. Plus, it’s just fun to paddle along looking for animals and sometimes splashing others, too. Each family will start with a lesson on canoeing basics and safety before you take to the water. Crawford Park District staff will provide all equipment needed. You will need to wear shoes that can get wet. Call the Crawford Park District Office at 419-683-9000 to reserve a 45-minute time slot.

Archery, Monday, July 13, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Lowe-Volk Park, 2401 Ohio 598, Crestline

The Crawford Park District invites you to sign up your family to test your skills at archery! Each session will begin with instructions on equipment and safety followed by instruction on proper form and tips to hit the bullseye! We will provide all necessary equipment. If you want to use your own bow, you must bring and use your own arrows with it. Please wear closed-toe shoes. Call the Crawford Park District office at 419-683-9000 to reserve a 45-minute time slot. This event will occur rain or shine, unless there is severe weather.

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