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Upcoming Events & Programs

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Family Friday Night: Cicadas

May 27 at 7 - 8:30 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
What in the world are those noisy creatures? Learn about the amazing emergence of the 17-year periodical cicada with Naturalist Selb...
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In-Seine Invertebrates

May 28 at 10 - 11:30 a.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
How do we know if a river is healthy or not? Today we will throw on our boots, and take our seines to the Chagrin to discover the inverte...
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Cicada Search

May 29 at 1 - 2:30 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Seventeen years ago, this area was full of cicadas emerging from the ground. The air may be full of buzzing insects today; learn abo...
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Cicada Invasion

June 4 at noon - 4 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Cicada Invasion! We haven’t seen them since 1999 but the 17-year cicadas will be back this spring for a few weeks of flying around, buzzi...
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Naturalist at the Pond

June 6 at 10 - 11:30 a.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Stop by anytime this morning to find what’s hidden in Dragonfly Pond. Hold a crayfish or catch a frog. A naturalist will be on hand ...
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Littles Find Cicadas

June 7 at 10 - 11:30 a.m. and 1 - 2:30 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Join Naturalist Carly Martin and go in search of big buzzy bugs. 17-year Cicadas are back and you won’t want to miss this fun and educati...
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Emerald Necklace Folk & Traditional Arts Series

June 10 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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Hike N’ Paint

June 11 at 9 a.m. - noon
South Chagrin Reservation
Bring your paints along for the ultimate plein air experience. We will hike to a scenic location along the trail and create a masterpiece...
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Nature Journaling

June 11 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 cam...
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Tales Around the Necklace

June 11 at 7 - 8:30 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Call it traditional storytelling, spoken word performance, or narrative theater, excellent storytelling artists bring entertaining and en...
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Full of Flowers

June 16 at 1 - 3 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Tulip tree, tulip poplar, Liriodendron tulipifera ; all are titles used to describe one of Ohio’s most elegant flowering trees. Join...
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Hike on Bike Tours

June 18 at 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Join Naturalist Foster Brown on a summer bicycle tour through South Chagrin and Bedford Reservations. This ride will have designated stop...
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Land without Lungs

June 19 at 1 - 2 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Did you know that there are some species of salamander that live on land without lungs? Hike to salamander hollow and observe these ...
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Sunrise on the Longest Day

June 20 at 6 - 7:30 a.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
We’re celebrating the summer solstice with dawn and dusk hikes along the Chagrin River. Join us for a walk this morning as the sun rises....
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Summer Solstice Hike

June 20 at 3 - 4 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Join Naturalist Natalie Schroder on a hike through the forest and along the gorge to welcome summer. We may see remnants of spring w...
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Sunset on the Longest Day

June 20 at 8 - 9:30 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
We’re celebrating the summer solstice with dawn and dusk hikes along the Chagrin River. Join us this evening to watch the sun set and fin...
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Folklore Camp

June 21 - 23 at 10am-2pm
South Chagrin Reservation
Fact or fiction? Real or imaginary? Nature folklore is rooted in our culture and waiting for us to explore its mysteries! Join us fo...
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Summer Solstice Concert

June 21 at 7 - 8:30 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Join SpYder Stompers and Sugar Pie to celebrate the long days of summer. Familiar and original folk songs will make this evening a great ...
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Non-Campout

June 25 at 6 - 8:30 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Do you like the idea of a campout, but don’t want to sleep out? Young families will have fun cooking their dinner, going on a hike, ...
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In Search of Fireflies

June 25 at 9:30 - 11 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Join a naturalist as we venture into the forest in search of fireflies. Our ultimate prize will be if we can spot a congregation of synch...
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Nature-Garten

June 28 - 30 at 9:30-noon
South Chagrin Reservation
Children getting ready to enter kindergarten will enjoy having fun and discovering nature at Look About Lodge. Our motto for the wee...
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Looking Under Logs

July 2 at 1 - 2 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Even though it can’t always be seen, lots of natural activity takes place underneath a rotting log. Many of nature’s most important proce...
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Worm Safari

July 3 at 10 - 11 a.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Believe it or not, many of the introduced species of earthworms can be devastating to the natural ecosystems that exist in our parks...
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Sun and Moon Camp

July 6 - 8 at 10am-3pm
South Chagrin Reservation
Kids will love experiencing camp in the bright of the day and as the sun sets in this three day exploration of nature and fun. We'll expl...
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Emerald Necklace Folk & Traditional Arts Series

July 8 at 7 - 8 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Join us at Look About Lodge as we celebrate folk and traditional art forms that reflect the historic and cultural life of Northeast ...
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Nature Journaling

July 9 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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Family Creek Climb

July 10 at 1 - 4 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
What lives in Sulphur Springs Creek? Let’s spend the afternoon exploring and getting dirty. Join Naturalist Selby Majewski as we hik...
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Appalachian Lifestyles Camp 101

July 11 - 15 at 9:30-noon
South Chagrin Reservation
Join Naturalist Foster Brown for hands-on study about the life and art of the Appalachian culture. During this week of hands-on explorati...
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Look About Lodge Summer Concert Series: Upriver

July 17 at 6 - 8 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Cleveland Metroparks is hosting free Sunday evening concerts in the park during the summer.  Bring a blanket, chairs and maybe ...
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The Full Thunder Moon Stroll

July 19 at 9:30 - 10:45 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Join Naturalist Foster Brown as he leads you on this first full month of summer. July is known for rolling thunder as rainstorms move acr...
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Butterflies: Wings by Day

July 23 at 3 - 4:30 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Search for our diurnal scaly-winged insects as we explore the world of butterflies. Wear long pants, bring a water bottle and insect...
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Moths: Wings by Night

July 23 at 8 - 9:30 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Discover more about the butterflies’ nocturnal cousins. We will search light and bait traps to see the diversity of moths we catch.  
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Early Morning Creek Climb and Breakfast

July 24 at 8 - 10 a.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Join a naturalist for an early morning summer adventure. We'll explore the history and natural history of Sulphur Springs Creek by l...
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Underwater Bugs

July 24 at 1 - 2:30 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Join Naturalist Andrew Mularo on the banks of the Chagrin River to discover the wonderful world of aquatic invertebrates. Participants wi...
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Look About Lodge Summer Concert Series: Blue Lunch

July 24 at 6 - 8 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Cleveland Metroparks is hosting free Sunday evening concerts in the park during the summer.  Bring a blanket, chairs and maybe ...
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Chagrin Navigators

July 26 - 28 at 10am-3pm
South Chagrin Reservation
Does your kid love getting lost in the woods? This week, we'll become confident explorers as we search for natural wonders by map, compas...
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Firefly Safari

July 26 at 8:30 - 9:30 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Join Naturalist Natalie Schroder in search of fireflies while discovering some fun facts about these incredible insects. Nets and bu...
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Catch River Fish

July 30 at 3 - 4:30 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Use a seine net to catch shiners, chubs, colorful darters and other interesting native fish in the beautiful Chagrin River. Bring wettabl...
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Look About Lodge Summer Concert Series: Northwest Territory

July 31 at 6 - 8 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Cleveland Metroparks is hosting free Sunday evening concerts in the park during the summer.  Bring a blanket, chairs and maybe ...
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Creature Camp

August 2 - 4 at 10am-2pm
South Chagrin Reservation
This camp will be fun for nature-lovers as we explore creatures in the world around us. We'll search for life in the forests, fields, pon...
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Look About Lodge Summer Concert Series: The Crooked

August 7 at 6 - 8 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Cleveland Metroparks is hosting free Sunday evening concerts in the park during the summer.  Bring a blanket, chairs and maybe ...
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Appalachian Lifestyles Camp 201

August 8 - 12 at 9:30am-noon
South Chagrin Reservation
Join Naturalist Foster Brown for hands-on study about the life and art of the Appalachian culture. This week of Appalachian Lifestyles wi...
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