THURSDAY

Gardening Through The Year – Preparing Beds: Properly preparing your flower and vegetable beds can help ensure successful gardening, 6-7:30 p.m. Liberty Park, Nature Center, 9999 Liberty Road, Twinsburg. 330-865-8065.

 

Nimisila Rim Hike: Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will meet for a 5-mile at 9:30 a.m. Meet at 4929 Christman Road, Green. www.akronhikers.org.

 

Vanderhoof Road Hike: Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will meet for a 5-mile at 2 p.m. Meet at 2445 Vanderhoof Road, New Franklin. www.akronhikers.org.

 

Hoover Community Recreation Complex Hike: The Hilltop Hikers Club will hold a 3-mile hike at 10 a.m. Meet at 1325 E. Maple St., North Canton. For more information, call 330-606-8471 or go to www.hilltophikers.org.

 
 

FRIDAY

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

 

Homeschoolers – Building Your Back Yard: Ages 7-10, Learn about how sustainability starts right in your backyard, 10:30 a.m. to noon and 1-2:30 p.m. F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, Visitors Center, 1828 Smith Road, Akron. Registration is required. Call 330-865-8065.

 

Ira Road/O’Neil Woods Hike: Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will meet for a 6-mile at 9:30 a.m. Meet at 3801 Riverview Road, Cuyahoga Falls. www.akronhikers.org.

 

Scouting Mentor Headlands/Lake Erie Bluffs/Buckeye Trail Hike: The Hilltop Hikers Club will hold a 5 to 8-mile hike at 10 a.m. Meet at 9601 Headlands Road, Mentor. For more information, call 330-606-8471 or go to www.hilltophikers.org.

 

SATURDAY

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

 

Hike and Fire: Hike Cherry Lane Trail then warm up around the fire with marshmallows, 1-2:30 p.m. F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, Campfire Area, 1828 Smith Road, Akron. 330-865-8065.

 

Woodcock Watch: Learn about this elusive shorebird on a hike along Pheasant Run Trail and attempt to witness their aerial courtship display and hear their distinctive calls, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Silver Creek Metro Park, Pheasant Run Area, 5000 Hametown Road, Norton. 2330-865-8065.

 

Richfield Heritage Preserve Guided History/Buckeye Trail Hike: The Hilltop Hikers Club will hold a 5-mile hike at 10 a.m. Meet at 4374 Broadview Road, Richfield. For more information, call 330-606-8471 or go to www.hilltophikers.org.

 

SUNDAY

Nature Drawing for Kids: Ages 6-12 join an interpretive artist for this lesson in nature drawing, noon to 1:30 p.m. and 2-3:30 p.m. F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm Visitors Center, 1828 Smith Road, Akron. Registration is required. Call 330-865-8065.

 

Goodyear Heights Metro Park Hike: Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will meet for a 5-mile at 2 p.m. Meet at 2077 Newton St., Akron. www.akronhikers.org.

 

Beaver March/Indigo Lake/Buckeye Trail Hike: The Hilltop Hikers Club will hold a 5-mile hike at 2 p.m. Meet at Ira Road Trailhead 3801 Riverview Road, Cuyahoga Falls. For more information, call 330-606-8471 or go to www.hilltophikers.org.

 

MONDAY

Cardio Hike: Hike 5 miles at a vigorous pace along the Bike & Hike trail, 9-10:30 a.m. Bike & Hike Trail, 298 W. Boston Mills Road, Boston Heights. 330-865-8065.

 

Wetmore Trail Hike: Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will meet for a 6-mile at 9:30 a.m. Meet at 4653 Wetmore Road, Boston Township. www.akronhikers.org.

 

Lock 39 Hike: Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will meet for a 6-mile at 9:30 a.m. Meet at 1648 Mill St., Peninsula. www.akronhikers.org.

 

Fry Family Park Hike: The Hilltop Hikers Club will hold a 5-mile hike at 9:30 a.m. Meet at 2533 Farber St. SE, Magnolia. For more information, call 330-606-8471 or go to www.hilltophikers.org.

 

TUESDAY

Geology of the Gorge: Hike Glens Trail and examine several of its geologic features, 1-2:30 p.m. Gorge Metro Park, 1160 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls.

 

Deep Lock Quarry Metro Park Hike: Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will meet for a 5-mile at 9:30 a.m. Meet at 5779 Riverview Road, Peninsula. www.akronhikers.org.

 

Chrystal Springs Trailhead Hike: The Hilltop Hikers Club will hold a 5-mile hike at 9:30 a.m. Meet at 4503 Erie Ave. NW, Massillon. For more information, call 330-606-8471 or go to www.hilltophikers.org.

 

WEDNESDAY

Nature Drawing for Adults: Join an interpretive artist for this entertaining lesson in nature drawing, 10 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm Visitors Center, 1828 Smith Road, Akron. Registration is required. Call 330-865-8065.

 

Wildflower Walk: A leisurely walk to discover which wildflowers have sprung so far this spring, 4-5:30 p.m. Furnace Run Metro Park, Brushwood Area, 4955 Townsend Road, Richfield. 330-865-8065.

 

Amphibians at Night: Grab your flashlight and search for amphibians, 7:30-9 p.m. Bike & Hike Trail, 5090 Young Road, Stow. 330-865-8065.

 

Hoover Trail/North Canton Hike: Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will meet for a 6-mile at 9:30 a.m. Meet behind the Starbucks at 2197 E. Maple St., North Canton. www.akronhikers.org.

 

Petros Park Hike: The Hilltop Hikers Club will hold a 5-mile hike at 6 p.m. Meet at 3519 Perry Drive SW, Perry Township. For more information, call 330-606-8471 or go to www.hilltophikers.org.