|WHAT’S TO COME
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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- December 12th 6:30pm – Annual Holiday Dinner Presentation – Back to School – How Animals Learn presented by Carrie Elvey. Animals learn in many different ways, from goslings imprinting on their parents to crows using tools. We’ll look at different types of animal learning and examples from around the world and our own backyards.” Carrie Elvey is the senior naturalist at TWC. Carrie spent her childhood wandering the woods, bringing frogs and snakes home in her pockets. Today, she has 20 years of experience sharing her love of the great outdoors. During and after her years as a Biology and secondary education major at Hiram College she spent a few years doing field work in Suriname, Trinidad, and Alaska and teaching inner city youth at the Manice Education Center, a residential outdoor school in Massachusetts. In 2000, Carrie returned to Holmes County and began work as a naturalist at The Wilderness Center, where she spends her days teaching and helping others to enjoy nature (and filling her pockets with frogs and snakes). Dinner will be held at the First Christian Church located at 6900 Market Ave in North Canton. Reservations required for the dinner but not for the program. Dinner reservation $16 per person. Program only $2 person.
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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!
- December 11th 6:00pm – 7:00pm – All About Birds – Summit Metroparks/ Mingo Sand Run Metropark – Colorful, found on every continent, and oh so iconic, birds are worth saving. As the 100th year of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act comes to a close, join naturalist Becca Zak to learn about why birds matter and how you can help our avian neighbors. Click here for more information
- December 12th 7:00pm – 8:00pm – Winter birds of the Christmas Bird Count – Summit Metroparks/ Mingo Sand Run Metropark – Ever wonder what the Audubon Christmas Bird Count is all about? Join a naturalist and the Greater Akron Audubon Society to learn why it got started, how you can participate and about the birds we are likely to see during this year’s count on December 16. Click here for more information
- December 13th 3:00pm – 5:00pm – Cocoa with the Birds – Summit Metroparks/ Liberty Park – Celebrate National Hot Cocoa Day by filling your mug with hot chocolate and sitting fireside for a peaceful afternoon discussion at the wildlife viewing area. We will find out why this area is a favorite of our winter residents. Cocoa, coffee and tea is provided, but please bring a mug. Click here for more information
- December 15th 10:00am – 11:00am – Woodpecker Walk – Cleveland Metropark/ Mill Street Run Reservation – How many of Ohio’s seven species of woodpeckers can we spot? Join Naturalist Marty Calabrese for the search. Binoculars available to borrow. Click here for more information
- December 15th 10:00am – 11:30am – Birds and Coffee – Cleveland Metroparks/ North Chagrin Reservation – Enjoy a cup of hot coffee and brush up on your bird identification skills as we sit and watch for chickadees, cardinals and various woodpeckers through our one way glass windows. Click here for more information
- December 16th 9:00am – 11:00am – Christmas Bird Count – Summit Metroparks/ Sieberling Nature Realm – Join us as we help the Greater Akron Audubon Society with the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count. We will be walking Cherry Lane Trail and Fernwood Loop to count the different birds we see and hear. For beginners and avid birders. Binoculars are recommended. Click here for more information
- December 16th 9:30am- 11:00am – Waterbirds at Wildwood – Cleveland Metroparks/ Euclid Creek Reservation – Join Naturalist Natalie Schroder scanning the lake and break walls for mergansers and ducks. We may move farther east to check out a second location. Park in the lot closest to the walking bridge. Click here for more information
- December 16th 9:30am – 11:30am – Overflowing with Fowl – Cleveland Metroparks/ Canalway Center – Join Naturalist Jake Kudrna on a hike to the Southerly Wastewater Treatment Plant outflow in search of winter waterfowl and other winter residents along the way. Bring binoculars, some available to borrow. Click here for more information
- December 16th 10:00am – 12:00pm – Bird banding with Al Eibel – Huston Brumbaugh Nature Center – See live songbirds and science in action during a bird banding demonstration with licensed bird bander Al Eibel. Banding takes place inside the Visitors Center on the designated dates and times. Bird banding is canceled in the event of rain, snow, or temperatures below 20 degrees Fahrenheit. No registration required. Click here for more information
- December 16th 12:00pm – 2:00pm – Coffee with the Birds – Summit Metroparks/ Sieberling Nature Realm – Join us for a peaceful discussion about the Christmas Bird Count at the wildlife viewing area, and find out why it’s a favorite of our winged winter residents. Coffee is provided, but please bring a mug. Click here for more information
- December 16th 1:00pm – 2:00pm – Birds of a Feather – Cleveland Metroparks/ Brecksville Reservation – Stop by the nature center this afternoon to explore the snowy world of our feathered friends. We’ll learn about our native winter birds, make a bird pin craft, and hand feed some chickadees. Age: 8 years & over with adult, families. Click here for more information
- December 16th 1:00pm – 2:30pm – Birds at the Overlook – Cleveland Metroparks/ North Chagrin Reservation – Birds are busy in the winter. We’ll learn all about the lives of our winter birds and attempt to feed the chickadees, titmice and nuthatches at the Overlook shelter. Meet at the Forest Picnic Trailhead. Click here for more information
- December 17th – 24th, 10:00am – 11:00am – Rocking Chair Birding – Cleveland Metroparks/ Rocky River Reservation – Join Naturalist Jen Brumfield for a morning bird count through the windows of the nature center. We’ll discuss the current bird scene while identifying winter residents visiting the bird feeders. Indoor program. Click here for more information
- December 18th 9:00am – 11:00am – Adventures in Birding – Stark Parks/ Frye Family Park – Take a leisurely hike along the trails at Fry Family Park. We will search for birds and signs of other wildlife. Please bring your own binoculars, and dress for the weather. 2533 Farber St. SE, Magnolia. Click here for more information
- December 19th 6:30pm – 8:00pm – Owl Prowl – Summit Metroparks/ Liberty Park – Explore for owls with a naturalist on Ledges Trail. Patience and silence are essential when prowling for owls. Program for ages 6 and older. No dogs, please. Click here for more information
- December 20th 6:30pm – 8:00pm – Presents for the Birds – Summit Metroparks/ Sieberling Nature Realm – Join naturalist Elizabeth Kresse to learn about some of your backyard birds, then create an edible present for them to take home! Materials will be available while supplies last. Click here for more information
- December 22nd 10:00am – 11:30am – Winter Bird Hike – Summit Metroparks/ Springfield Bog – Join naturalist Dave Brumfield to search for birds that reside in Ohio year-round, along with winter’s winged visitors. Bring binoculars and dress for the weather. Click here for more information
- December 22nd – 31st 10:00am – 12:00pm – Hand Feed a Chickadee – Cleveland Metroparks/ Brecksville Reservation – Looking for something to do with your family and friends over the holidays? Stop by to hand-feed the chickadees. We’ll supply the black oil sunflower seeds and instructions that help make this experience one to remember. Click here for more information
- December 23rd 9:30am- 11:30am – Birds of the Lakefront – Cleveland Metroparks/ Lakefront Reservation – The Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve is a haven for birds. Join Naturalist Jake Kudrna on a hike through this man-made oasis in search of saw-whet owls and winter waterfowl. Bring binoculars, some available to borrow. Meet in Lakefront Administration parking lot at 8701 Lakeshore Boulevard Cleveland, Oh 44108. Click here for more information
- December 23rd 10:00am – 11:30am – Birds at the Overlook – Cleveland Metroparks/ North Chagrin Reservation – Winter is a time of bird abundance if you take the time to look. Join Naturalist Natalie Schroder on an adventure through the woods to our legendary overlook and try your hand at feeding chickadees, nuthatches and titmice. Meet at Forest Picnic Area Trailhead. Click here for more information
- December 23rd 10:00am – 11:00am – Lake Erie Birding – Cleveland Metroparks/ Wendy Park – Join Naturalist Jen Brumfield on a search for winter bird residents in the harbor and marinas of some of Cleveland’s best birding sites. Meet in the parking lot just east of the marina. 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