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

?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.