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Cleveland Metroparks 2016 Tour of Wildflowers

March 1 - June 1 @ 6 a.m. - 11 p.m. (park hours)
Are you a nature enthusiast, gardener or just love hiking in the park? Then we’ve got a challenge for you! Grab your digital camera or smart phone and hit the trails. See how many spring wildflowers you can find on the provided checklist. It is easy to play. Take a photo of the wildflower then stop by any Cleveland Metroparks nature center or email your picture to get it verified. Travel around the park system to find all the flowers then turn in your checklist for your very own Tour of Wi...
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Family Friday Night: Cicadas

May 27 - May 27 @ 7 - 8:30 p.m.
What in the world are those noisy creatures? Learn about the amazing emergence of the 17-year periodical cicada with Naturalist Selby Majewski. Search for cicadas, play games, and enjoy a campfire.  Register by phone by May 25  
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In-Seine Invertebrates

May 28 - May 28 @ 10 - 11:30 a.m.
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 invertebrates many scientists use to help determine water quality. Wear wet-able clothes/shoes, will have general hike if water levels are high.   
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Turtle Drop-in

May 28 - May 28 @ 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Meet a couple of live Ohio turtles, see and touch some different turtle shells and discover where these ancient reptiles live.  
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Family Bike Ride

May 28 - May 28 @ 1 - 3 p.m.
Load up your family, friends and bicycles for a casual bike ride along the Towpath. We’ll stop along the way to discuss some of the wildlife that calls the Cuyahoga Valley home. Helmet required. Register by phone or online beginning May 2 at 9 a.m. Registration ends May 27 at 3 p.m.
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Dog Hike

May 28 - May 28 @ 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Bring your best furry friend to the park for some exercise and socialization. We will hike some of the wooded trails. All dogs must be leashed.
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Worden's Ledges Hike

May 28 - May 28 @ 3 - 5 p.m.
Hike along a beautiful wooded trail that winds through sandstone ledges with Naturalist Kathy Schmidt. Learn about the history of the many carvings that Noble Stuart made in the sandstone during the 1940s. Worden Heritage Homestead parking lot
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Wildwood Wetland Walk

May 29 - May 29 @ 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Join Naturalist Natalie Schroder on a leisurely walk enjoying the restored wetland and creek to see what is calling it home. Cliff swallows and other migrants can be seen this time of year. Let’s see what we can find.  
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Hidden Insects and Camouflage

May 29 - May 29 @ 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Did you see it? The most interesting insects are some of the hardest to find. Join Naturalist Andrew Mularo for an afternoon of exploring insects and learn how they use their camouflage in their habitats. Hike to observe these interesting creatures.  
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Cicada Search

May 29 - May 29 @ 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Seventeen years ago, this area was full of cicadas emerging from the ground. The air may be full of buzzing insects today; learn about this fascinating natural phenomenon and see how many we can find.  
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