Parks programs offered

Staff Report

Registration is required for three upcoming Preservation Parks of Delaware County programs.

To register, e-mail [email protected] or call 740-524-8600, Ext. 6.

• “Lovely Leaves,” Sunday, Oct. 4, 1 p.m. Registration deadline is Sept. 27. Learn about trees and their leaves during a relaxing hike to collect leaves. Return to the lodge to decorate a T-shirt. $5 program fee. All ages. Shale Hollow Preserve, 6320 Artesian Run.

• “Hike for Health,” Saturday, Oct. 17, 10 a.m. Registration deadline, for first-time hikers, is Oct. 12. Walk into fall during the healthy hike series. Hikes are free; there is a $5 fee for the series T-shirt. All ages. Blues Creek Preserve, 9627 Fontanelle Road.

• “Preschool Park Pals: Spectacular Spiders,” Tuesday, Oct. 27, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Registration deadline is Oct. 20. Learn to appreciate our eight-legged friends and discover their amazing web-spinning ways. Ages 4-5, accompanied by an adult. Deer Haven Preserve, 4183 Liberty Road.

Registration is not required for the following programs:

• “Story Time at the Farm,” Friday, Oct. 2, 1 p.m. Youngsters hear a story from the 1930s or ’40s, and complete an easy craft or coloring page. Ages 3 and older. Gallant Farm, 2150 Buttermilk Hill Road.

• “Sowing Seeds.” Saturday, Oct. 3, 1 a.m. Witness how fields were prepared for planting during the 1930s, and join in planting by helping to hand-broadcast seeds. Farm staff also will share ideas on how to grow small scale grains in home gardens. All ages. Gallant Farm.

• “Under the Surface,” Saturday, Oct. 3, 1 p.m. Touch, taste and explore during a fun, hands-on look at what lurks beneath the surface of the garden. Go home with a live plant, while supplies last. All ages. Gallant Farm.

Staff Report

Information for this story was provided by Preservation Parks of Delaware County.

Information for this story was provided by Preservation Parks of Delaware County.