So, ya… I got my PROGRAMS&EVENT Guide for Summit County MetroParks today. I like to go through it and mark some things on my calendar- otherwise the 4-pager is headed for the recycle bin without more than a glance.
I’m not rewriting everything they have on the Summit County MetroParks website. But I am cherry picking the best that they have for these cold January days! Take a look at my list below:
Footsteps to the Past
Visit the Gorge Metro Park in Cuyahoga Falls with a Naturalist that will tell of the history of the Gorge (both Geological and Human). – Reason I like this: the signs at one of the ‘caves’ at the gorge talks about a young girl being held captive by an Indian Tribe. I’m guessing it would be a pretty cool thing to hear the whole story- especially since she lived, and if I recall, she kinda liked it . Gorge Metro Park on Sunday January 9th, 2pm.
The Naturealm Visitor’s Center brings out their hilarious puppets! These are actually pretty good- and do well with kids under 10 years old. Besides the puppet show, visiting the Naturealm Park is always a beautiful thing. Just good luck staying on the paths burined under the snow. Naturealm, Sunday January 8th at 2pm (same time as the Gorge walk listed above.. bummer)
Young Birders: Bird Tracks
Ages 8 and older join a naturalist and volunteers to seek out the birds that thrive under the pine woods . Of course, I’ll be bringing my own toothpicks and making fake tracks… Lets see if anyone notices….Naturealm on Sunday January 15th, at 11am.
Nature Drawing for Kids: Scat and Tracks
That’s right kids, bring your sketchbook and pencil to the Naturealm on Sunday January 15th at 2pm and learn how to draw muscrat and coyote poop! Ages 6 to 12. Certainly there can’t possibly be any potty humor here…
Top of the South Ledges
Now this is a new one- join a naturalist in your boots (he / she will have their own) and look for winter beast and bird, tracks and scat in a far out corner of a Twinsburg Recreation area at 9385 Liberty Road. I’m not big on Twinsburg- but I know its up there somewhere! Sunday January 22nd at 2pm.