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 16th 5:30pm CAS Pre-meeting Bird Walk – Meet at the picnic shelter. Walk will head west towards the Wildlife Conservation Center.
  • October 16th 7:00pm – CAS Regular Monthly Meeting – Topic will be ” A Survey of the Native Bees of the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument in New Mexico” by Cali Granger. Though many people think first of the honey bee or bumble bee when they hear the word ’bee’, there are in fact around 4,000 other bee species in the U.S.  While we know quite a bit about honey bees and bumble bees, many of our native bees are understudied and little known.  Fortunately, a growing desire to “save the bees” led many to become mindful of the important role they play in our ecosystem.  Opportunities to study bees around the U.S. are becoming more common and provide much needed information about these mysterious pollinators.   Join Cali Granger as she discusses her collaborative, multi-year, native bee collection survey completed at the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument in New Mexico.  A study like this has never been done in this region of NM and will provide new and exciting information about the bee species there currently and in the future. Cali received her Bachelor’s in Biology from the University of Mount Union in 2013 and her Master’s in Plant Health Management from The Ohio State University in 2019.  Growing up, she has always been an insect lover and has worked with many insect-based research projects.  In addition to research, she enjoys presenting insect programs to the public.
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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 joi- n us!


  • October 13th 9:30am – 11:30am – Birds of Acacia – Cleveland Metroparks/ Acacia Reservation – The ever-changing landscape of Acacia Reservation offers great birding opportunities. Join Naturalist Natalie Schroder as we search for a bounty of birds. Bring binoculars, some available to borrow. Meet at the kiosk. Click here for more information
  • October 16th 10:00am – 11:15am – Birding at the Oxbow – Cleveland Metroparks/ North Chagrin Reservation – Explore the boardwalk, meadows and wetland area across the road from Squire’s Castle for bi rds large and small. Please bring your own binoculars, limited numbers available to borrow. Oxbow Lagoon parking lot. Click here for more information
  • October 18th 9:30am – 11:30am – Birds of the Lakefront – Cleveland Metroparks/ Lakefront Reservation – The Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve is a well-known haven for birds. Join Naturalist Jake Kudrna on a hike through this man-made oasis in search of our feathered friends. Bring binoculars, some available to borrow. Click here for more information
  • October 23rd 9:30am – 11:30am – Birding the Canal – Cleveland Metroparks/ Canalway Center – Join us as we walk the towpath in search of the birds that make Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation their home. Bring binoculars, some available to borrow. Click here for more information
  • October 24th 7:00am -5:00pm – October Birding Blitz – Cleveland Metroparks/ Rocky River Reservation – Join Naturalist Jen Brumfield to seek migrant shorebirds and waterbirds along Ohio’s coastline. Learn identification tips on gulls, waterfowl, raptors, sparrows and more. Lunch included. Cost is $80. Reservation is required only 12 spots available.Click here for more information
  • October 27th 9:30am – 10:30am – Waterbird Workshop – Cleveland Metroparks/ Lakefront Reservation – Join Naturalist Jen Brumfield to seek gulls, ducks, and other migrating waterbirds as they move along Lake Erie’s coastline heading towards wintering grounds. Meet by the fishing pier. 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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