Crawford Park District 2401 SR 598 Crestline, Oh 44827 419-683-9000
Lowe-Volk Nature Center Hours: Mon-Sat:8:00am - 4:00pm Sun: Closed
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The nature center at Lowe-Volk Park will be closed on Sunday April 21st for Easter Sunday.
PROGRAM CANCELLATION: Viewing the Night Sky, Saturday, April 27. This program has been cancelled. See you at our next program on May 25 at 9:30pm
Just Hike It Saturday, April 20 10am Heckert Nature Preserve Let’s get out hiking this spring and kick out the winter blahs! Join Lisa on a monthly trek through the park and also to do some photo journaling to document the seasonal changes.
Wrens Wednesday, April 24 7pm Lowe-Volk Park Six different Wren species have been recorded in Ohio – two of those species are in trouble and a third has disappeared altogether. Meet Warren Uxley at Lowe-Volk Park and learn the good, the bad, and the interesting facts about Wrens
Bees in Your Ohio Backyard Thursday, April 25 6pm Lowe-Volk Park Many gardeners know a honey bee when they see one, but how about the other 400+ species of bees that call Ohio home? Guest speaker Denise Ellsworth’s program will focus on some of the most common bees, including their fascinating biology and life histories. Why do bumble bees vibrate their wing muscles to the tone of a middle C? How uncommon are queens in the bee world? Why do leafcutting bees cut discs from leaves and petals? And how important are these native bees to pollination and biodiversity? Join Denise for this fun, information-filled program, which will include bee specimens. Denise Ellsworth is the Program Director for Honey Bee and Native Pollinator Education with Ohio State University, Wooster. Native plants, provided by Natives in Harmony, will also be available for purchase for your own backyard bee sanctuary.
Earth Day Fair Saturday, April 27 11am-2pm Lowe-Volk Park We care about the earth every day, but choose to celebrate earth day once a year. Join us at the Nature Center to celebrate our wonderful planet. We will have Lisa Smith’s 4th grade class recycled/upcycled projects to see, …
The Crawford Park District is partnering with many local organizations to host our annual Earth Day Fair. The focus of this event is not only to get people thinking about the 3 R’s — Reduce, Reuse, Recycle — but also about sustainability, creating backyard habitat, and much more! There will be many “green” table displays and activities. The following displays and activities planned include: Recycle Trailer and display from Crawford County Solid Waste District, interactive “living stream” display from ODNR Scenic Rivers Program, Recycled Projects from Lisa Smith’s 4th Grade class (Colonel Crawford), Composting Demo from the Soil and Water Cons. Dist., Native Plant Sale, Recycled Nature Craft, Natural Pesticides display, “mud play”, and displays from local businesses that demonstrate the focal points of this event. Come and celebrate Earth Day with us!
Junior Naturalist Club
Consider joining the new and improved Junior Naturalist Club with the Crawford Park District! Open to anyone age 12-18 who has an interest in nature or animal related careers, or just want to spend time learning about nature with a group of young professionals. Our meetings will be held once a month on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 5pm, starting March 9th! The meeting topics will depend on the interests of the participants, but we hope to learn about conducting educational programming, conservation, animal care, and natural history. As well as having guest speakers and field trips. To apply, please download and fill out the application below and drop it off to Naturalist Abby at the front desk of the Nature Center or scan it and email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New at Lowe-Volk Park: Sandstone Rockscape
The Crawford Park District is pleased to announce the recent construction of A Sandstone Rockscape at Lowe-Volk Park. The rockscape was designed and built by a group of volunteers commonly called, The Cabin Guys. Their name was assigned because the men built the Dapper Cabin at Colonel Crawford Schools. The historic sandstone was donated by Chuck Kimerline of Bucyrus Road Materials and Nancy Everly of The Leesville Trading Post. Since sandstone was previously quarried at Lowe-Volk Park, it was the perfect building material for the rockscape.