Ottawa Soil & Water Conservation District, in cooperation with other Northwest Ohio soil and water conservation districts and Schedel Arboretum and Gardens, invites families to attend the “Woodland and Wildlife Family Festival” May 30 from 9 a.m. to noon on the Schedel grounds Elmore.
A wide range of displays, activities and sessions that will be offered between 9 and noon. Spend an hour or stay the entire time.
For adults, there will be hourly sessions on composting with “worms” by Jamie Kochensparger; container planters by Cindy Bench; “History of the Great Black Swamp,” by Elmore native, John Jaeger (the Black Swamp Doctor); garden tours by Elaine Mylander; and Concrete Creations, by Mary Weaks, Master Gardener.
Some of the on-going sessions and displays include:
• Division of Forestry will be available to answer tree and forestry questions;
• Schedel volunteers will be available throughout the gardens and the bonsai area;
• Information about the Emerald Ash Borer;
• Division of Wildlife and Pheasants Forever;
• Naturally Native Nursery;
There will also be displays by various artists, a plant sail, refreshments and more.
For the young and young at heart, Nature’s Nursery will be available to discuss and exhibit their wildlife rehabilitation program. There will also be presentations by the Toledo Zoo and friends; an OSU Extension Scavenger Hunt; fishing fun; and Bass Pro Shops Archery Challenge. Kids will also want to visit “Mary’s Tattoo Parlor.”
Admission to Schedel for the event is free. Visit www.schedel-ga