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.
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.
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 http://go.osu.edu/flowerbedcoffee.