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Metro Parks Minutes

Published: February 22, 2017 12:00 AM

March hikes set

For information on Summit Metro Parks programs, call 330-865-8065.

- Otter Spotters will be March 1 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Liberty Park Pond Brook Conservation Area, 3973 East Aurora Road in Twinsburg. Join a naturalist in search of these playful water-lovers.

- Taling Night Talons will be March 3 from 7 to 8 :30 p.m. at Wood Hollow Metro Park, 2121 Barlow Road in Hudson. A naturalist will attempt to call owls using recordings, with hope that owls will respond. Patience and silence are essential. This is for ages 6 years and older. No dogs, please.

- Have Coffee with the Birds March 4 from 9 to 11 a.m., 9999 Liberty Road at the Liberty Park Nature Center in Twinsburg. Bring a mug and join a naturalist for a peaceful morning discussion at the wildlife viewing area. Find out why this area is a favorite of our winged residents. Coffee and tea are provided.

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- Pre-Teen Yoga will be March 5 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Liberty Parks Nature Center, 9999 Liberty Road. Pre-teens (ages 9 to 13) can join a certified yoga instructor to disconnect from the stresses of school and extracurricular activities by reconnecting to nature through yoga. Weather permitting, this class will include a short walk. Wear comfortable clothing, bring a yoga mat or towel and water.

- Sunset Hike and Fire will be March 8 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Liberty Park Nature Center, 9999 Liberty Road. Explore what is blooming on Bluebird Trail before enjoying the sunset. Afterward, warm up by the fire and roast marshmallows, while supplies last.

- Hear Nature Stories March 9 from 9:30 to 10 a.m. at the Liberty Park Nature Center. Young children and their adult companions can enjoy this interactive, nature-inspired story time intended for ages 18 months to 3 years. Advance registration is required and has begun.

- Learn about snowshoe hares and cottontails March 10 from 7 to 8 p.m. at Furnace Run Metro Park and the Brushwood Area, 4955 Townsend Road in Richfield. Join a naturalist to learn all about the similarities and differences between snowshoe hares and eastern cottontails.

- Learn about the History of Maple Sugaring March 11 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Liberty Park Nature Center in Twinsburg, 9999 Liberty Road. Discover the history of maple sugaring dating back to American Indians. Afterward, enjoy hot pancakes and a beverage, while supplies last.

- "Kinderealm: Snakes" will be March 14 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Liberty Park Nature Center, 9999 Liberty Road in Twinsburg. Children 3 to 6 years and their adult companions can learn about these slithery snake friends. Includes a hike and craft. Make other arrangements for younger children unable to remain in infant seats or strollers. Advance registration is required and has begun.


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