Hand Feed a Chickadee


Hand Feed a Chickadee

When: Today, 9-11 a.m.

What: Black-capped chickadees are inquisitive birds that can be coaxed into landing on your hand – especially if you tempt them with food. Learn more about these incredible songbirds with a naturalist. We’ll provide the birdseed.

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

Cost: Free

Info: Call the center at 330-740-7107.

Sights and Sounds of Winter

When: Today, 1-3 p.m.

What: Winter blues setting in? Get outside and enjoy the season by joining naturalist Marilyn Williams for a hike around and above the lily pond. Where: Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown.

Cost: Free

Details: Moderate difficulty, 2 miles.

Info: Call the center at 330-740-7107.

Chat with a Naturalist

When: Today, 1-3 p.m.

What: Stop by the nature center to chat with a naturalist and learn about seasonal happenings at Mill Creek MetroParks.

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

Cost: Free

Info: Call the center at 330-740-7107.

Picture Perfect

When: Jan. 20, 2-3:30 p.m.

What: If you have a great photo but are hesitant to enter it into a contest, the nature center’s photo contest organizer and a photography judge will give you the basic information, tips and tricks to entering photos in local shows, including the center’s upcoming 17th Annual Nature Photography Contest and Exhibit.

Where: Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center, 16146 Daniel St. NE, Minerva.

Details: Register by Jan. 18.

Info: Visit naturecenter@mountunion.edu or call 330-823-7487.

Winter Haiku Writing

When: Jan. 27, 2 to 4 p.m.

What: The forests and fields of the nature center have a different feel during the winter, and we will try to capture those emotions as we write and share our original haiku poems.

Where: Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center.

Details: Dress for spending time outside. Open to all ages. Register by Jan. 25.

Info: Visit naturecenter@mountunion.edu or call 330-823-7487.

Starting Seeds

When: Jan. 28, 9:30 a.m. to noon

What: A good start to life is key to the success of any plant, so join us to learn how to start those seeds. Speaker is Peg Zeleznik, master gardener volunteer.

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

Cost: $15 per person includes refreshments, handouts and giveaways.

Details: Register ASAP. Seating is limited.

Info: Call 330-533-5538.

Men’s Garden Club

When: Feb. 16, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

What: The club’s winter seminar features a mix of gardening topics. Scott Zanon, Irvin Etienne and Louis Raymond will be the keynote speakers.

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

Info: Visit www.mgcy.org.

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