Event Details

  • Multiple Days: 06/06/2015, 06/20/2015, 07/11/2015, 07/18/2015, 08/01/2015, 08/22/2015

    Location: See descriptions for time and location | Map Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Boston Store Visitor Center Contact Phone Number: 330-657-2752

Saturday, June 6
Cozy Inhabitants
Volunteer Naturalist Dwight Chasar leads this walk along the firm, flat Towpath Trail to look for different kinds of nests and perhaps an inhabitant or two. Station Road Bridge Trailhead, 7:30 - 10 a.m. 

Saturday, June 20
Summer Songbirds
Watch songbirds showing off their bright summer plumage. Hike 2.75 miles along the rolling, unpaved Tree Farm Trail with Volunteer Naturalist Dwight Chasar. We'll search for nesting blue warblers, golden-crowned kinglets, and maybe even a purple finch. Horseshoe Pond, 7:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Saturday, July 11
Challenging Times
Many juvenile birds are exploring and trying to catch their own food. Join Volunteer Naturalist Dwight Chasar in search of newly fledged scarlet tanagers, rose-breasted grosbeaks, and other songbirds. Our walk is in a flat, unpaved grassy area. Howe Meadow, 7 - 10 a.m.

Saturday, July 18
Calls and Tunes
Identify birds hidden among the leaves by their songs. Join Volunteer Naturalist Paul Motts to learn which birds are producing summer serenades. We explore deep upland forests along the 2.5-mile flat, unpaved Oak Hill trail system. Oak Hill Trailhead, 7:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Saturday, August 1
Lingering Songbirds
Late summer is an essential time for songbirds. They must build up fat reserves for their long journey southward to Central America and beyond. Search with Volunteer Naturalist Dwight Chasar for lingering warblers along the hilly, unpaved Wetmore trail system. Wetmore Trailhead, 7 - 10 a.m.

Saturday, August 22
Marshland Niches
Freshwater wetlands are among the most productive ecosystems in the Cuyahoga Valley. They support a diversity of late-summer feeding and resting birds. Stroll a mile on the firm, flat Towpath Trail, exploring Beaver Marsh with Park Volunteer Paul Motts. Ira Trailhead, 8 - 10 a.m.

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