The last of the spring wildflowers finally bloom and spring bird migration is at its peak during the month of May. Each week progresses with a changing view of the seasons from spring to summer. Join Hancock Park District Natural Resource Coordinator Sarah Betts and Natural Resource Assistant Bob Sams in the Environmental Stewardship & Monitoring opportunities planned this month.
For more information about the following opportunities, contact Sarah Betts at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 419-424-1555. All Environmental Stewardship & Monitoring are based on appropriate weather conditions, so please call or e-mail if weather is questionable to confirm that monitoring will be occurring on the designated days.
Bird Monitoring – Saturday, May 7 at 12 PM. Meet at Riverbend Recreation Area, Shelter 3 located at 16618 TR 208, off SR 568, east of Findlay.
Bird Monitoring – Friday, May 13 at 1 PM. Meet at Aeraland Recreation Area, Shelter located at 1141 TR 243, Fostoria. Come join us for our monthly surveys of bird life in the Hancock Park District. All skill levels welcome. Hiking distances and times will vary; be prepared for weather, ground conditions, and at least 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours on the trails. Children under 16 years of age should be accompanied by an adult. Remember to bring your binoculars!
Wildflower Monitoring – Wednesdays, May 4, 11, & 18 at 1 PM. Meet at Litzenberg Memorial Woods, Gatehouse located at 6100 US RT 224, west of Findlay.
Wildflower Monitoring – Thursdays, May 5, 12, & 19 at 1 PM. Meet at Oakwoods Nature Preserve, Richard S. “Doc” Phillips Discovery Center located at 1400 Oakwoods Lane, off CR 144, west of Findlay. Binoculars, camera, and wildflower ID book welcome. Be prepared for at least 1 ½ to 2 ½ hours on the trails. Recommended for participants 12 years and up.
Habitat Restoration - Tuesday, May 24 from 6 PM - 7:30 PM
Habitat Restoration - Wednesday, May 25 from 6 PM - 7:30 PM. For all Habitat Restorations, meet at Oakwoods Nature Preserve, Richard S. “Doc” Phillips Discovery Center located at 1400 Oakwoods Lane, off CR 144, west of Findlay. Tools will be provided for invasive species removal. Register by the day before at 419-425-7275, so you may be contacted in case of weather cancellation. Participants should bring gloves and dress for the weather.
For more information about these opportunities or other upcoming park programs and events, view the HPD Seasonal Program & Event Guide at www.HancockParks.com under the “What’s New” section, visit our park “Calendar,” or call the park office at
419-425-PARK/7275 and Discover Your Hancock Parks.