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Plants, Animals and Our Natural World

Articles: Animals


From the twittering chatter of songbirds to the clamor of crashing antlers during the fall rut, Cleveland Metroparks is home to a variety of animals. Enjoying the company of our wild Ohio neighbors is as easy as hiking a trail or attending Naturalist-led talks, among other animal-friendly activities. Find out more...

Articles: Plants


Riotous colors of wildflowers paint Cleveland Metroparks landscapes like an artist's canvas during spring and summer. In fall, trees take center stage as they trade green leaves for gold, and when the snow begins to fall, hearty winter plants thrive under Northeast Ohio's echoing winters. Learn more about the region's plants by uncovering little-known facts and useful tips about plants in your community. Find out more...

Articles: Go Green

Our Natural World

More than just recycling, these articles provide information on protecting and respectfully enjoying the outdoors. Though planting native gardens and reducing carbon footprints, among myriad other ideas, find out how Cleveland Metroparks and your own efforts can protect our region's natural assets. Find out more...