Meetings/Programs on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the Exploration Gateway at Sippo Lake Park.

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All are welcome to all our events! They are free, educational and community-centered.

Join us for bird walks! They continue through the fall and occur just before each monthly meeting.


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  • October 6th 10:00am – CAS Field trip to Hach-Otis Santuary State Nature Preserve. Meet for car pool or drive your own car. Walk to begin at 10am.
  • October 17th 5:30pm – CAS Pre-Meeting Bird Walk – Meet at the south facing balcony. Walk will be at the cottonwood wetlands by the new wildlife center.
  • October 17th 7:00pm – CAS Regular monthly meeting – Topic will be ” Restoration of Sippo Lake and Cottonwood Wetlands” by Nick Morris. The cottonwood wetland at Sippo Lake Park is now a healthy wetland with abundant wildlife. However, only a few years ago, the wetland was almost completely dry and overrun by invasive species. Nick Morris will cover the background of the problem, the problem-solving procedure, and the on-going monitoring that make the wetland what it is today. Nick Morris is the owner of Kestrel Community Solutions; a consulting firm working with public, non-profit, and community-based organizations and an instructor of conservation, sustainability and environmental education at Kent State University. Prior work includes multiple roles at Stark Parks, all focused on education. He earned a B.S. in Biology from Muskingum University, a M.Ed. from Walsh University, and a Ph.D. in Cultural Foundations of Education from Kent State University. His research interests focus on parks, environmental/place-based education, and education for sustainability. Nick lives on a small farm with his wife, children and a menagerie of pigs, chickens, and goats.
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We provide a public program the third Wednesday of every month (Sep-May) at 7:00pm.  Programs are at Exploration Gateway (Stark Parks’ Facility at Sippo Lake) 5712 12th Street NW, Canton 44708.
Monthly bird walks are held just before the meetings March – October.
Everything we do is open to the public. Please join us!


  • September 23rd 9:30am- 11:30am- Birding the mouth of Euclid Creek – Cleveland Metrpark/ Euclid Creek Reservation – Join Naturalist Natalie Schroder on a wander through the meadow, forest and along the creek in search of birds. Meet in the Wildwood entrance lot. Click here for more information
  • September 27th 9:30am – 10:30am- Beginner Birds – Cleveland Metroparks/ Bedford Reservation – Join Naturalist Jake Kudrna on a stroll through Forbes Woods in search of the woodpeckers, bluebirds and finches of Bedford Reservation. Click here for more information
  • September 29th 7:30am – 9:30am- Autumn Bird Migration – Cleveland Metroparks/ Big Creek Reservation – Take a stroll around Lake Isaac and up the Lake to Lake Trail to Fowles Marsh to see what birds have started their migration south. Some binoculars available to borrow. Lake Isaac parking lot. Click here for more information
  • September 29th 9:30am – 11:00am- Birds of the Lakefront – Cleveland Metroparks/ Lakefront Reservation – Join a naturalist as we hike through the Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve in search of our feathered friends. Meet at Lakefront Administration Building (8701 Lakeshore Boulevard.) Click here for more information
  • September 30th 12:00pm – 3:00pm- Year of the Bird Celebration – Summit Metroparks/ Sieberling Nature Realm – 2018 is for the birds! Celebrate 100 years of protecting these precious flying wonders: meet some migratory birds, enjoy interactive presentations and activities, and learn how to build a better world for our feathered friends. Click here for more information
  • October 3rd 8:30am- 10:30am – Fall Bird Walk – Summit Metroparks/ Tuscarawas Meadows – New and experienced birders join a naturalist for a fall bird walk. Binoculars are recommended. Click here for more information
  • October 4th 9:30am – 10:30am – Beginner Birds – Cleveland Metroparks/ Bedford Reservation – Join Naturalist Jake Kudrna on a stroll through Forbes Woods in search of the woodpeckers, bluebirds and finches of Bedford Reservation. Click here for more information
  • October 6th 8:00am- 10:30am- Bird Walk – On the Wing – Cuyahoga Valley National Park – Ira Trailhead – Search for migrating birds at the Beaver Marsh. This 2-mile walk on the firm, flat Towpath Trail is wheelchair accessible. New birders welcome. Ira Trailhead, 8 – 10:30 a.m. For more information call 330-657-2752. Click here for more information
  • October 6th – 10:00am- 11:30am – Birds and Coffee – Cleveland Metroparks/ North Chagrin Reservation – Enjoy an invigorating cup of hot coffee as we watch an ever changing cast of chickadees, woodpeckers, jays, and other birds at our feeders. Brush up on your bird ID skills as we observe nature through one-way glass windows. Click here for more information
  • October 13th 7:00am – 7:00pm – The “BIG” Sit – Huston Brumbaugh Nature Center – It’s a “tailgate part for birders” with the objective to tally as many bird species as can be see or heard inside a 17-ft count circle. Last year we tallied 42 species from our lawn chairs at the North Woods. Join us for a couple of minutes or a couple of hours during this annual, international, noncompetitive birding event. Registration appreciated but not required by October 5. Click here for more information

Stark Parks: Link

TWC: The Wilderness Center Link

HBNC: Huston Brumbaugh Nature Center Link

SMP: Summit Metro Parks Link

CVNP: Cuyahoga Valley National Park Link

CMP: Cleveland Metroparks Link

Beech Creek Gardens Link


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