Spectacular Spiders

The Spectacular Spiders program is slated for Sunday, Oct. 10 starting at noon at Lowe-Volk Park, 2401 State Route 598.

GALION -- A number of events are planned this month by the Crawford Park District.

These events will take place the weekend Oct. 9 and 10 in Crawford County.

Big Sit

Saturday, Oct. 9 starts at 7 a.m. Lowe-Volk Park, 2401 State Route 598

Join Crawford Park District Land Manager and Naturalist Kyle Bailey for the first annual Crawford Park District Big Sit. A “Big Sit” is a 24-hour non-competitive international birding event that aims at identifying as many birds as possible from within a 17-foot diameter circle.

This event will be held at Lowe-Volk Nature Center beginning at 7 a.m. and running until dusk. Come enjoy donuts and cider and help us find some birds! Lowe-Volk Park is located 3 miles north of U.S. 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 us on Facebook.

Praying Mantises

Saturday, Oct. 9 starting at 2 p.m. Lowe-Volk Park, 2401 State Route 598

Join Crawford Park District Naturalist Abby for a presentation learning all about praying mantises. After the presentation, you will get a chance to meet some of the praying mantises that live at the Lowe-Volk Park Nature Center as well as go on a hike to find some wild praying mantises living in our butterfly gardens.

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 us on Facebook.

Owl Prowl

Saturday, Oct. 9 from 7 to 9 p.m. Lowe-Volk Park, 2401 State Route 598

Did you know that Ohio is home to eight species of owls with only four species being full-time residents? The Crawford Park District invites you to come out to Lowe-Volk Park to learn about these amazing avian predators of the night. We will meet in Lowe-Volk Nature Center to discuss the natural history of owls before heading out onto the property to listen and look for owls.

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 us on Facebook.

Spectacular Spiders

Sunday, Oct. 10 starting at noon at Lowe-Volk Park, 2401 State Route 598

Spiders are beneficial garden predators that help keep pest insect numbers down. Often misunderstood and underappreciated, this program aims to dispel common myths about spiders, and to show the sheer diversity in size, shape, color, and overall appearance of these amazing creatures.

Join Crawford Park District Land Manager and Naturalist Kyle Bailey as we explore Lowe-Volk Park. 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 us on Facebook.

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