Chat with a Naturalist

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 in Mill Creek MetroParks.

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

Cost: Free

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

The Fundamentals of Green Gardening Course

When: March 26, April 9, 16 and 30, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

What: The course covers ways to take your home landscape to the next level.

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

Cost: $45 Mahoning County residents; $55, NR

Details: Register/pay by March 12.

Info: Call 330-740-7116.

Tales for Tots - Mud!

When: Friday, 10-11a.m.

What: Spring is around the corner – let’s celebrate mud. Join us for a muddy story, craft and outdoor play. Dress to get dirty.

Where: Ford Nature Center.

Cost: $4 for Mahoning County residents, $6, NR.

Details: For kids age 2 to 3 plus adult. Register/pay at Ford Nature Center by Wednesday.

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

Birding the Sanctuary

When: Next Saturday, 8-9:30 a.m.

What: Celebrate spring with an early morning bird walk at Mill Creek Wildlife Sanctuary led by Jeff Harvey.

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

Cost: Free.

Details: Space is limited. Boots required. Moderate difficulty, 1.25 miles. Register at Ford Nature Center by Thursday.

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

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

When: Friday, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; next Saturday, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

What: A special sleep-over for stuffed animal friends. Bring your special stuffed animal to a Friday evening snack and movie. We will tuck in our animal friends and read a bedtime story. Children and adults will return home, leaving your special friend for a sleepover. On Saturday morning, return with the whole family for breakfast. Pick up your stuffed animal friend along with a special photo book of what your animal did during its overnight stay.

Where: MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield.

Cost: Breakfast fee: $11, 11 and older; $7, 10 and younger; free, under 2.

Details: Age 5-10, plus adult.

Info: Call 330-740-7116.

Renovating Old Flower Beds

When: March 18, 9:30 a.m.-noon.

What: With winter coming to an end, it’s time to start thinking about giving your flower beds a makeover. Join us for a morning of techniques for flowerbed rejuvenation.

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

Details: Register by calling 330-533-5538.

Info: Visit

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