Spring Thaws & Vernal Pools

Spring Thaws & Vernal Pools

When: Saturday, 1-3 p.m.

What: As nature thaws, vernal pools fill up. Explore these temporary pond habitats with naturalist Bill Gilmour.

Where: Vickers Nature Preserve, 9260 Akron-Canfield Road, Ellsworth Township.

Cost: Free

Details: Wear boots. Moderate difficulty, 3 miles.

Info: Call Ford Nature Center at 330-740-7107

Men’s Garden Club Talk

When: Wednesday, 7–8 p.m.

What: Speaker Christian Moore will talk about “Flux in the Garden,” and share insights regarding matrix planting.

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

Cost: Free

Info: Call 330-740-7116.

Midweek Relax Hike

When: Wednesday, 5:30-7 p.m.

What: Stroll along the trails of Yellow Creek Park with naturalist Cody Stoll.

Where: Yellow Creek Park, 17 Lowellville Road, Struthers.

Cost: Free

Details: Moderate difficulty, 2.5 miles.

Info: Call MetroParks Farm at 330-533-7572.

What to do with Baby Animals in Nature

When: April 7, 2-4 p.m.

What: Naturalist Nick Parish will lead a presentation on what to do when finding a baby animal in different situations. Discuss the proper procedure when handling the animals, the legal ramifications, as well as information on whom to contact when you find a baby animal and where to take them.

Where: Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown.

Cost: Free

Info: Call Ford Nature Center at 330-740-7107.

Eagle Watch

When: April 8, 8-10 a.m.

What: Bald eagles represent strength and freedom. Drop by to search for and observe these magnificent birds with Jeff Harvey.

Where: Mill Creek Wildlife Sanctuary 2650 W. Calla Road, Canfield.

Cost: Free

Details: Limited parking.

Info: Call Ford Nature Center at 330-740-7107.

Spring Horticulture Seminar

When: April 14, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

What: Join us for our Spring Gardening Workshop to learn how to beautify and improve your garden throughout the year.

Where: Canfield Fairgrounds

Cost: $40

Details: A keynote and 12 breakout sessions will be offered, including two make-and-take sessions. A garden art sale, book signing, catered lunch, and handouts from all 13 sessions included. Register by calling 330-533-5538.

Info: Visit http://go.osu.edu/springintoaction

Coffee Series

When: April 16, 10 a.m.-noon.

What: Help turn your garden or outdoor landscape into a work of art.

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

Cost: $15 per person.

Details: Seating is limited; register ASAP by calling 330-533-5538.

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