The following is a list of programs focused on flying creatures offered by the Metro Parks, Serving Summit County. All are free. For more programs, visit Metro Parks Serving Summit County at www.summitmetroparks.org.
• 8 p.m. Friday — Learn about different bats found in Ohio and observe them in action as they feed. Goodyear Heights Metro Park, 2077 Newton St., Akron.
• 9 a.m. Saturday — Find out why the Springfield Bog is so important to birds. Binoculars and field guides provided. Wear a hat and bring drinking water. 1400 Portage Line Road, Springfield Township.
• 8 p.m. July 9 — Join a biologist and a naturalist to learn about bats. Nets will be set up to try to catch the big brown bat and other species. Registration is required: 330-865-8065. Furnace Run Metro Park, Brushwood area, 4955 Townsend Road, Richfield.
• 3 p.m. July 14 — Learn about bird nesting behaviors with a naturalist. Nature Realm, Seneca Deck, 1828 Smith Road, Akron.