Birding the Sanctuary

Birding the Sanctuary

When: Saturday, 8 to 9:30 a.m.

What: Celebrate the spring season with an early morning bird walk at the Mill Creek Wildlife Sanctuary led by Jeff Harvey. Space is limited. Registration and boots are required. Moderate, 1.25 miles.

Where: Mill Creek Wildlife Sanctuary, 2650 West Calla Road, Beaver Township.

Details: The registration deadline is today at Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown.

Cost: Free

Info: Call FNC at 330-740-7107


When: Monday, 9:30 a.m. to noon

What: Join Stephanie Hughes, Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist, to learn how to make a pond into a work of art.

Where: OSU Extension Office, 490 S. Broad St., Canfield.

Cost: $15 per person

Details: Register ASAP as seating is limited

Info: Call 330-533-5538 to reserve your seat.


When: Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to noon

What: Read Timothy Egan’s account of the Great Fire of 1910 from the book “The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America.” It details the effect this devastating disaster had on the conservation movement, then join our discussion to share your thoughts about the book.

Where: Ford Nature Center

Cost: Free

Info: Call FNC at 330-740-7107

Lookin’ for Green

When: Saturday, 1 to 3 p.m.

What: Spend a part of your St. Patrick’s Day on a search for today’s special color. Join Naturalist Marilyn Williams on this almost-spring hike. Moderate, 3 miles.

Where: Ford Nature Center.

Cost: Free

Info: Call FNC at 330-740-7107


When: Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

What: Youngstown features one of the most beautiful waterfalls and stone outcrops in the state. Join naturalist Cody Stoll on the Gorge Trail. Moderate, 2 miles.

Where: Lanterman’s Mill, 1001 Canfield Road, Youngstown.

Cost: Free

Info: Call FNC at 330-740-7107

Traveling Naturalist

When: Sunday, 1 to 3 p.m.

What: Explore the Lily Pond’s habitat and learn how to keep its wildlife wild while chatting with a naturalist.

Where: Lily Pond Circle Trail on Birch Hill Drive off McCollum Road on Youngstown’s West Side.

Cost: Free

Info: Call FNC at 330-740-7107


When: March 23, 9 to 10 a.m.

What: Discover the progress of seasons with Lynn Zocolo, then enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee or tea in Kravitz’s Garden Cafe.

Where: Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown.

Details: Register by March 21. The cost is $5.

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