Discover Ohio’s Wildlife

Viewing wildlife is one of the best ways to enjoy Metro Parks. Every month, naturalists offer a wide range of programs for visitors to look for animals in the parks.

Wildlife Programs

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Fishes of the Metro Parks

ANDREW BOOSE Aquatic Ecologist The Metro Parks, as a whole, is located within two Ohio River watersheds. There are two rivers (Olentangy and the Scioto), 11 creeks (Alum, Blacklick, Big …Read More

Fighting the hemlock woolly adelgid

AN UPDATE ON TREATMENT FOR THE HEMLOCK WOOLLY ADELGID AT CLEAR CREEK METRO PARK Staff and volunteers were able to tag over 6,000 hemlock trees in two separate areas of …Read More

Insects on the go

JILL SNYDER Visitor Engagement Manager As the temperature soars, many animals, including park visitors, tend to find shade and rest during the heat of the day. But that isn’t true …Read More

To the Bat Pole…!

CARRIE MORROW Assistant Resource Manager A METRO PARKS RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SUCCESS STORY Every year, Metro Parks staff and volunteers return to the bat roosts installed at Battelle Darby Creek Metro …Read More

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