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Hunt of the Month: Mushrooms

September 1 - 30
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon. – Sat. Noon – 5 p.m. Sun every day
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Mushrooms come in a wide variety of shapes and colors, come to CanalWay Center and find our 20 colorful mushrooms hidden around the ...
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Gallery Wall: Laurie Musser

September 1 - 30 at 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Daily
Rocky River Reservation
Gallery Wall: Laurie Musser Get still and quiet. Observe and listen. Laurie celebrates nature through experiencing its beauty and creatin...
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Small Wonders Nature Preschool Program

September 20 - October 25
9:30 - 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday
Rocky River Reservation
Small Wonders Nature Preschool Program Preschoolers are invited to join Naturalist Bev Walborn to discover the wonders of nature in ...
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Small Wonders Nature Preschool Program

September 20 - October 25
1 - 3 p.m. on Tuesday
Rocky River Reservation
Small Wonders Nature Preschool Program Preschoolers are invited to join Naturalist Bev Walborn to discover the wonders of nature in this ...
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Spiders of the World

October 1 - 31
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon - Sat, Noon - 5 p.m. Sun every day
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Drop by the CanalWay Center to test your personal comfort level by getting up close to some of the spiders of the world. Several spe...
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Hunt of the Month: Deer

October 1 - 31
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon. – Sat. Noon – 5 p.m. Sun every day
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
As fall colors begin to appear deer become more active. Come to CanalWay to learn why and to find the 20 bucks and does we have hidden th...
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Olmsted Historical Society Farmers Market

October 1 - 31
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturday
Rocky River Reservation
Olmsted Historical Society Farmers Market Features local farmers, producers, artisans and vendors all who grow and/or produce their ...
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North Chagrin Nature Photography Show

October 1 - 31 at 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Come enjoy the nature photographs of various local, amateur photographers.    
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Gallery Wall: Laurie Musser

October 1 - 31 at 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Daily
Rocky River Reservation
Gallery Wall: Laurie Musser Get still and quiet. Observe and listen. Laurie celebrates nature through experiencing its beauty and cr...
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Hands On Heritage

October 1 at 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Hands On Heritage 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. RRNC Visit Rocky River Nature Center and surrounding trails for a day of fun focused around traditiona...
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All Natural Soap Making

October 1 at 11a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
All Natural Soap Making For hundreds of years people have made necessary products for everyday use in their own homes. Learn the art...
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Ohio Heritage Luncheon catered by Merwin’s Wharf

October 1 at Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Ohio Heritage Luncheon catered by Merwin’s Wharf Excite your tastes buds and pick up an interesting tidbit or two about the way our foreb...
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North Chagrin Nature Photography Art Show Reception

October 1 at 1 - 3 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Come meet some of the photographers behind the North Chagrin Nature Center Photography Show, and enjoy some light refreshments as yo...
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Papermaking Workshop

October 1 at 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Join us as instructors from the Cleveland Institute of Art guide us through the process of making paper from plant fibers. Materials prov...
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Taste of the Past: The American Chestnut

October 1 at 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Taste of the Past: The American Chestnut Once a towering giant of the eastern forest, the American chestnut tree was virtually elimi...
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An Introduction to Atlatls

October 2 at 1 - 2 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Learn the history of the atlatl, an ancient spear-throwing device that has been used around the world for thousands of years. Try your ha...
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Southwest Camera Club: Adobe Lightroom Develop Module

October 3 at 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Southwest Camera Club Adobe Lightroom Develop Module Club Member, Sean Wuensch, presents an in-depth tutorial on optimizing images. ...
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North Chagrin Nature Photography Club

October 3 at 8 - 9:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Alaska Scenery Cruise along with Larry Smith as he presents a short look at Alaska’s wild scenery, pristine glaciers, and of course, the ...
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Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society: Family Structures of Fox and Gray Squirrels

October 4 at 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society: Family Structures of Fox and Gray Squirrels A couple of years ago, Dr. Karen Munroe from Baldwin-W...
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CanalWay Storytime

October 5 at 11 - 11:45 a.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Twinkle, twinkle, little star. We’ll discover who you are through stories, songs and poems. Please join us for a starry time. Ages: 6 yea...
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Little Explorers: Squirrel Secrets

October 6 at 10 - 11 a.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Little Explorers: Squirrel Secrets Bring your little explorer to learn what it’s like to be a squirrel in autumn and see how seasona...
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Little Explorers: Squirrel Secrets

October 6 at 1 - 2 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Little Explorers: Squirrel Secrets Bring your little explorer to learn what it’s like to be a squirrel in autumn and see how seasonal cha...
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Cleveland Astronomical Society - Asteroids

October 6 at 6:30 - 7 p.m. meeting, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Speaker
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
NASA researcher Geoffrey A. Landis will discuss asteroids, the small but numerous bodies that are spread through the solar system, a...
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Discovering Nature: Fall Colors

October 7 at 3:30 - 4 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Discovering Nature: Fall Colors Join Naturalist Bev Walborn on an outdoor adventure just for preschoolers. We will discover the fall colo...
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Fall Hayrides

October 8 - 22
6 - 10 p.m. on Saturday
Mill Stream Run Reservation
Select Saturday Night Fall Hayrides are Open to the Public on October 8, 15 and 22nd 6-10pm. Enjoy Tractor Drawn Public Hayrides on ...
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Tree Identification

October 8 at 2 - 3 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Tree Identification Have you wondered what kind of trees were in your yard but you weren’t really sure how to determine their identity? J...
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Nature at Night

October 8 at 5 - 9 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
As the sun sets, nature awakens. Join us to discover the life that glides through dark skies, hunts in the shadowy forest and slips ...
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Cuyahoga Astronomical Association: Relativity: Why does it Matter?

October 10 at 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Cuyahoga Astronomical Association Relativity: Why does it Matter? Club member Bob Fritz will discuss and explain Einstein's pivotal Theor...
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Northern Ohio Association of Herpetologists: Red-Eared Slider Management and Research

October 12 at 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Northern Ohio Association of Herpetologists Red-Eared Slider Management and Research Owen Lockhart from Cleveland Metroparks Natural...
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Greater Cleveland Beekeepers Association: Special Guest Speaker: Dr. James E. Tew

October 12 at 7 - 9 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Greater Cleveland Beekeepers Association Special Guest Speaker: Dr. James E. Tew Dr. James E. Tew, university professor and beekeeper for...
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Aquatic Invaders for Adults

October 13 at 6:30-7:30 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Join Naturalist Mark Warman for an introduction to our region's most invasive aquatic wildlife, and management strategies that addre...
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Beginner Tree Identification

October 14 at 1 - 2 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Join Naturalist Min Keung to identify the most common trees in Northeast Ohio. Learn the names of the trees around you. We will do a shor...
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Emerald Necklace Folk & Traditional Arts Series

October 14 at 7 - 8 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Join Cleveland Metroparks at Look About Lodge as we celebrate folk and traditional art forms that reflect the historic and cultural ...
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2-Hour Cart Tour

October 15 at 10 a.m. - Noon
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Historical Interpreter Doug Kusak is your guide on an extended northern tour of Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation. We’ll discuss the hist...
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True Colors

October 15 at 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
True Colors October is a fascinating time of year when our local trees remove their disguises and show their true colors. Join Natur...
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Nature Journaling

October 15 at 1 - 3 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Experience nature through the seasons. We will record our observations in a journal of our own creation. You may want to bring a camera. ...
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Minecraft Mineralogy

October 15 at 2-3:30 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Compare the mega-popular video game to real life mineral mining. What does it take to mine materials from under the earth's surface?...
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Full Moon Hike

October 16 at 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Full Moon Hike Enjoy the crisp autumn air on this nocturnal trek around the forests and wetlands of Rocky River Nature Center. 7 – 8:30 p...
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Look About Littles

October 17 at 10 - 11:30 a.m. or 1 - 2:30 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Preschoolers who love nature will enjoy this six-week nature class. This extended time will allow us to explore a little deeper into...
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Young Explorers 10 a.m.

October 19 at 10 - 11 a.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Let’s explore the night sky. Together we’ll learn about the moon and stars through hands-on activities and games. Ages: 3 – 5 years with ...
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Nature Baby

October 19 at 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Nature Baby The forest is awaiting you so let’s get baby out to explore nature. Grab a baby backpack or just carry your child for a ...
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Young Explorers 1 p.m.

October 19 at 1 - 2 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Let’s explore the night sky. Together we’ll learn about the moon and stars through hands-on activities and games. Ages: 3 – 5 years with ...
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Home School Happenings: Creatures of the Night

October 20 at 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Home School Happenings: Creatures of the Night The night forest is filled with many amazing creatures. Discover who is awake at nigh...
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Family Movie Night

October 21 at 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
This month we’ll be watching Charlotte’s Web. Join us as we watch a spider that can spell words in her web. Snacks will be available for ...
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Nature Writing

October 22 at 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Join writers Jenny Clark and Linda Tuthill as they prompt us to express our creative side through the wonders of natural history. We...
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Carousel Hike

October 22 at 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
  The trails go up and down like the colorful animals of a carousel. Let’s hop on and enjoy the sights and sounds of this glorious r...
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The Novice Naturalist

October 22 at 10 - 11:30 a.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Identifying local trees is one of the first skills a young naturalist should learn. This program will give clues in recognizing comm...
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2-Hour Cart Tour

October 22 at 10 a.m. - Noon
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Historical Interpreter Doug Kusak is your guide on an extended northern tour of Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation. We’ll discuss the hist...
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Medicinal Plants

October 22 at 1 - 2 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Medicinal Plants For thousands of years humans have been using plants to treat a wide variety of ailments. Learn some of this forgot...
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Creepy Creatures Drop-In

October 22 at 1 - 2:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Halloween is coming up so we will bring out a snake, spider, and other “creepy” creatures to celebrate. You may find out that these anima...
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The Colors of Fall

October 23 at 2 - 3 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Come to CanalWay Center to learn about the colors of fall. We’ll enjoy a brisk fall hike and retrieve colorful fall leaves to be use...
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Learn to Make Cordage

October 23 at 2 - 3 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Learn to Make Cordage Hand-twisted rope has been used since prehistory. Learn the useful skill of creating your own cordage with a variet...
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Preschool: Camouflage

October 25 at 10 - 11 a.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Bring your preschooler to CanalWay Center to learn about how animals use camouflage. We’ll find some animals that are hiding in...
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Urban Explorations: Kingsbury Run...the Torso Murders

October 26 at 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Historically Kingsbury Run was the dumping site of severed torsos and upended political care ers. We’ll discover the history and horrors ...
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Plants and the World Wars

October 26 at 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Plants and the World Wars Botany played an important, but often overlooked role, in both world wars. From victory gardens to milkwee...
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Sprouts: Growing Kids and Wonder, Naturally

October 26 at 10:30 – 11:45 a.m. or 1 – 2:15 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Join Natalie the Naturalist to discover special fall fruits through a story, discovery time and a craft Register by phone by October 17
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Night Owl Hike

October 27 at 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Night Owl Hike Join Naturalist Jen Brumfield on an evening hike listening and looking for barred owls and other nocturnal animals th...
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Halloween Party

October 28 at 6 - 8 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Come to CanalWay Center to join us for some Halloween fun. There will be snacks, games, pumpkin carving and more. Wear your costume and b...
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Family Friday Night: Halloween Creatures

October 28 at 7 - 8:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Join us to meet owls, spiders, snakes and more! Learn the truth about Halloween animal myths and take a night hike to listen for owl...
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Autumn Watercolor Workshop

October 29 at 9 - 11:30 a.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Express your creative side and paint the signs of autumn in watercolor. Professional artist Jan Mettee will demonstrate her skills and gu...
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Urban Explorations: Kingsbury Run...the Torso Murders

October 29 at 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Historically Kingsbury Run was the dumping site of severed torsos and upended political care ers. We’ll discover the history and hor...
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Orienteering Basics

October 29 at 10 - 11 a.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Orienteering Basics Join Naturalist Marty Calabrese to navigate the trails using an age-old technique. With only a topographic map and co...
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Drop-In Children’s Nature Craft

October 29 at 2 - 3:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Join Naturalist Foster Brown as we create our own fun and freaky animals out of fallen leaves. Kids of all ages will love this craft...
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Halloween Dog Hike

October 30 at 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Bring your best friend all decked out for Halloween for this family friendly dog walk. Dogs must be leashed and waste picked up. Of cours...
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Drop In: Spiders, Snakes and Bats, Oh My

October 30 at 3 - 4:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Why do snakes stick out their tongue? Why do you find spiders in your basement? Why are bats always flying around so erratically? Dr...
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Hunt of the Month: Beaver

November 1 - 30
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon. – Sat. Noon – 5 p.m. Sun every day
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Winter is approaching and beavers are hard at work gathering branches to eat during the winter months if the water freezes. Stop by Canal...
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Kids Explore Seeds

November 3 at 10 a.m. - noon
South Chagrin Reservation
Join Naturalist Carly Martin and explore for seeds at a curious child’s pace. Everyone must wear sturdy footwear. Canceled in the ev...
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Friday Family Film: Flushed Away!

November 4 at 5:30 - 8 pm
West Creek Reservation
Shrek creators did it again-turned gross topics into laughs for all ages! Join us for creative crafts with an "upcycled" twist and post f...
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Emerald Necklace Folk & Traditional Arts Series

November 4 at 7 - 8 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Join Cleveland Metroparks at Look About Lodge as we celebrate folk and traditional art forms that reflect the historic and cultural ...
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Light and Shadow: Pinhole Camera and Sun Print Workshop

November 5 at 1 - 4:30 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Join Cleveland Metroparks and the Cleveland Institute of Art for an introductory-level, hands-on workshop that explores two fundamental p...
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Make a Basket at the Lodge

November 6 at 12:30 - 6 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Join basket weaver Renell Roebuck to make your own market basket, measuring about 7x11 inches. Whether you use it as a gift or to ho...
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North Chagrin Nature Photography Club

November 7 at 8 - 9:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
My Very Favorite Place The title says it all, we’ll give you 5-7 minutes to tell us why you think so. Nature subjects only.
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Overnight at North Chagrin

November 11 - 12 at 7 p.m. - 9 a.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Join us for a night at the nature center after hours. Your family will enjoy indoor and outdoor activities, including a night hike t...
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Nature Journaling

November 12 at 1 - 3 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Experience nature through the seasons. We will record our observations in a journal of our own creation. You may want to bring a camera. ...
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Mayfield Village Wetlands Tour

November 13 at 2 - 4 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Have you checked out the Mayfield Village Wetlands? We’ll cross SOM Center Road and visit this 24-acre preserve. We may even spot th...
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The Full Beaver Moon Stroll

November 14 at 8:30 - 10:15 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Depending on the fall weather, beaver may still be adding to their winter cache. Join Naturalist Foster Brown as we stroll under the Full...
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Legacy of the Land

November 18 at 7:30 - 8:45 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Join Naturalist Foster Brown as he sings stories that unveil the history of Cleveland Metroparks. As Cleveland Metroparks approaches...
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First People Festival

November 19 at 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
First People Festival Ever wonder who were the first people that lived in Ohio? Find out what we know about these past cultures and how h...
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Dog Hike

November 19 at 2 - 3:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Bring your best furry friend to the park for some exercise and socialization. We will hike the wooded trails of North Chagrin Reserv...
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Sprouts: Growing Kids and Wonder, Naturally

November 23 at 10:30 – 11:45 a.m. or 1 – 2:15 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Join Natalie the Naturalist to discover a special swimming mammal that is very active during this month. We will have discovery time, a c...
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Hunt of the Month: Snowflakes

December 1 - 31
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon. – Sat. Noon – 5 p.m. Sun every day
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Winter is still hanging around so s top by the CanalWay Center to search for 20 hidden snowflakes. Find snow inside and then go outs...
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