CRICKETS AND KATYDIDS
When: Today, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
What: Join Ohio State University Extension & Mill Creek MetroParks for the naturalist series. We’ll learn about the musicality of natures insects with Lisa Rainsong. Rainsong spends much of her time studying and teaching music theory, while also taking time to appreciate and learn from nature’s music.
URBAN GARDEN TOUR
When: Monday, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
What: Join OSU Extension staff and trained master gardener volunteers to learn more about growing practices, helpful tips, soils, organic production and more. Bring a lawn chair for seating and a notepad. Don’t forget your weeds, diseases and insects. We’ll diagnose what’s going on in your garden, too.
Where: Flying High’s GROW Farm,100 Broadway, Youngstown.
When: Wednesday, 6 p.m.
What: Join the master gardener volunteers of Trumbull County to learn more about native plants for your garden and the benefits for you and nature.
Where: OSU Extension, 520 W. Main St., Suite 1, Cortland.
Cost: Free (Bring a lawn chair)
SUNSET AT THE PRESERVE
When: Friday, 8 to 9:30 a.m.
What: Join Naturalist Arika Preas to explore the newly extended trails at Mill Creek Preserve and end the hike with a beautiful sunset in this series of programs designed for women of all ages. Moderate, 2.5 miles
Where: Mill Creek Preserve, 2668 W. Western Reserve Road, Boardman.
Info: Call Fellows Riverside Gardens, 330 740-7116
Lookin’ for Crayfish
When: Next Saturday, 1 to 3p.m.
What: Bring the whole family and join us for summer fun. We’ll be walking along and in Bear Creek. Wear shoes that can get wet. No flip-flops or crocs.
Where: New Cross Drive parking lot across from Bears Den Cabin, Youngstown.
Info: Call FRG, 330-740-7116
SUMMER TREE ID
When: Aug. 18, 2 to 4 p.m.
What: Join Naturalist Arika Preas to learn how to identify some common backyard trees. Moderate, 2 miles.
Where: McGuffey Wildlife Preserve, 4448 McGuffey Road, Coitsville.
Info: Call FRG, 330 740-7116
When: Aug. 19, 9:30 a.m. to noon
What: Looking for a new addition to your garden or something for indoors during the colder months? Join us for a morning of learning how to successfully care for succulents.
Cost: $15, includes snacks and handouts