THURSDAY

Groundhog Hike: Join a naturalist to hike along Willow Trail as we look for groundhogs and discuss their folklore, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Firestone Metro Park, Tuscarawas Meadows Area, 2620 Harrington Road, Akron. 330-865-8065.

 

Sunset Hike and Fire: Watch the sunset and search for creatures who are just waking up for the night, 5:30-7 p.m. Firestone Metro Park, Tuscarawas Meadows Area, 2620 Harrington Road, Akron. 330-865-8065.

 

Vanderhoof Road Hike: Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will meet at 2 p.m. for a 5-mile hike. Meet at 2445 Vanderhoof Road, Barberton. Kincaid Early, 330-400-4835 or 330-815-8308.

 

Petros Park Hike: Hilltop Hikers will meet at 10 a.m. for a 3-mile hike. Meet at 3519 Perry Drive SW, Canton. 330-606-8471 or www.hilltophikers.org.

 

FRIDAY

Homeschoolers - Nocturnal World: Ages 7-10 learn about the moon and stars, highly adapted critters and strange sounds, 10:30 a.m. to noon and 1-2:30 p.m. F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, Visitors Center, 1828 Smith Road, Akron. Advance registration required, call 330-865-8065.

 

Terra Amma Drum Circle: Bring drums and percussion toys to raise a righteous racket, 7 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Church of Akron, 3300 Morewood Road, Akron. 330-780-7476.

 

Signs of Wildlife: Explore Oxbow Trail in search of signs of wildlife activity such as tracks, diggings, chew marks and scat, 1-2:30 p.m. Cascade Valley metro Park, Oxbow Area, 1061 Cuyahoga St., Akron. 330-865-8065.

 

SATURDAY

Ghosts From the North: Join a naturalist to learn about the majestic bird of winter, the snowy owl, 10-11:30 a.m. F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, Visitors Center, 1828 Smith Road, Akron. 330-865-8065.

 

Squirreled Away: Join a naturalist for an indoor presentation followed by a short hike to learn about and observe squirrels, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Liberty Park, Nature Center, 9999 Liberty Road, Twinsburg. 330-865-8065.

 

Groundhog Day for Kids: Celebrate all things woodchuck, 2-3:30 p.m. F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, Visitors Center, 1828 Smith Road, Akron. 330-865-8065.

 

Exploring The Night Skies: Learn about the seven stars of the winter hexagon and the constellations associated with them, 7-8:30 p.m. Firestone Metro Park, Coventry Oaks Area, 40 Axline Ave., Akron. 330-8065.

 

Bolanz Road Trailhead North on the Towpath Hike: Portage Trail Walkers will meet at 9 a.m. at 2054 Bolanz Road, Peninsula. For more information, call Larry Thomas at 330-673-6896.

 

SUNDAY

Coffee with the Birds: Learn how to attract birds to your yard in winter, and create a take-home bird feeder, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Liberty Park, Nature Center, 9999 Liberty Road, Twinsburg. 330-865-8065.

 

Superb Owl Sunday: learn about the amazing predatory birds that call the Summit Metro Parks home, 1-3 p.m. F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, Visitors Center, 1828 Smith Road, Akron. 330-865-8065.

 

Zodiac Explorers – Capricorn: Explore the night sky and examine the constellation for Capricorns, 7-8:30 p.m. Liberty Park, Nature Center, 9999 Liberty Road, Twinsburg. 330-865-8065.

 

MONDAY

Winter Bird Walk: Search for and learn fun facts about resident birds tough enough to deal with Ohio winters, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Munroe Falls Metro Park, Tallmadge Meadows Area, 1088 North Ave., Tallmadge. 330-865-8065.

 

Cocoa and A Critters: Ages 3-5 are invited to come and learn about groundhogs through movement and sensory experiences, 10-11 a.m. Liberty Park, Nature Center, 9999 Liberty Road, Twinsburg. Advance registration required, call 330-865-8065.

 

WEDNESDAY

Kinderealm – Winter Nature Walk: Ages 3-6 and their adult companions will go on a winter nature walk to learn how animals stay warm in winter, then come inside to make a craft, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Firestone Metro Park, Coventry Oaks Area, 40 Axline Ave., Akron. Advance registration required, call 330-865-8065.

 

Baby Birds: Learn all about baby birds and where to find them, 5:30-6:30 p.m. F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, Visitors Center, 1828 Smith Road, Akron. 330-865-8065.