THURSDAY

Gardening Through the Year – Starting Seeds: Learn how to properly start seeds now to enjoy beautiful flowers and yummy vegetables all summer long, 6-7:30 p.m. Liberty Park, Nature Center, 9999 Liberty Road, Twinsburg. 330-865-8065.

 

FRIDAY

Waterfowl Watch: View ducks, geese and other water birds during spring migration, 9-11 a.m. Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail, Summit Lake Trailhead, 380 W. Crosier St., Akron. 330-865-8065.

 

Waterfowl for World Water Day: Join a naturalist for ducks and other waterfowl to celebrate World Water Day, 3-4:30 p.m. Nimisila Reservoir Metro Park, Lot SM2, 5531 S. Main St., Green. 330-865-8065.

 

Family Fishing: Learn the basics of fishing with a naturalist, then drop a line in Brushwood Lake, 4:30-6 p.m. Furnace Run Metro Park, Brushwood Area, 4955 Townsend Road, Richfield. 330-865-8065.

 

Spring Hike & Fire: Hike on Cherry Lane Trail then warm around the fire, 7-8:30 p.m. F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, Campfire Area, 1828 Smith Road, Akron. 330-865-8065.

 

SATURDAY

Heron Open House: Celebrate the return of great blue herons while viewing them through spotting scopes and binoculars, 10-11:30 a.m. Bath Road Heronry. 330-865-8065.

 

Amphibians for Kids: Children, accompanied by an adult, are invited to discover our slimy amphibian friends with a naturalist, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Liberty Park, Nature Center, 9999 Liberty Road, Twinsburg. 330-865-8065.

 

Rain Garden & Rain Barrel 101: Learn how rain gardens and rain barrels can assist to reduce stormwater footprint, 2-4 p.m. Sand Run Metro Park, Mingo Lodge, 1501 Sand Run Parkway, Akron. 330-865-8065.

 

Owl Prowl: Explore for owls with a naturalist after an informative presentation, 7-8:30 p.m. Cascade Valley Metro Park, Schumacher Valley Area, 1690 Cuyahoga St., Akron. 330-865-8065.

 

The West Woods Hike: Portage Trail Walkers will meet at 9 a.m. at 9465 Kinsman Road, Newbury Township. For more information, call Larry Thomas at 330-673-6896.

 

SUNDAY

Hibernation Wake Up: Take a hike to learn about our animal neighbors who are just waking up, and those who’ve been awake all winter, 10-11:30 a.m. F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, Campfire Area, 1828 Smith Road, Akron. 330-865-8065.

 

Mindfulness in Nature: Learn about the benefits of nature during the first presentation in the “Mindfulness in Nature” series, 6-7:30 p.m. Liberty Park, Nature Center, 9999 Liberty Road, Twinsburg. 330-865-8065.

 

MONDAY

Spring Nature Day Camp: Ages 7-10. Early spring adventure camp with hands-on experiences, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Liberty Park, Nature Center, 9999 Liberty Road, Twisnburg. $10 per person. Registration is required. Call 330-865-8065.

 

TUESDAY

The Greater Akron Audubon Society: Adam Zorn and Al Eibel of the Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center will presents “Northern Saw-whet Owls,” 7 p.m. Sand Run Metro Park, Mingo Shelter, 1501 Sand Run Parkway, Akron. www.akronaudubon.org.

 

WEDNESDAY

Waterfowl Watch: View ducks, geese and other water birds during spring migration, 10-11:30 a.m. Liberty Park, Tinkers Creek Area, 10303 Aurora-Hudson Road, Streetsboro. 330-865-8065.

 

Meet Me in the Garden: Join the Master Gardeners of Summit Count to learn about the Wolcott Lilac Garden and some of the lilac varieties found there, 7-8:30 p.m. F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, Visitors Center, 1828 Smith Road, Akron. 330-865-8065.

 

ALSO

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad: Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad will run the National Park Scenic excursion on Saturdays and Sundays through April, as well as special event trains on Fridays. From January through April, the National Park Scenic excursion will be 2½ hours long, round trip. Beginning in June, the railroad will run Wednesdays-Sundays. For more information, go to www.cvsr.com