Bring your recyclables to the Zoo on Saturday, November 10 and receive one free admission with the purchase of one regular admission.
Have you noticed any orange butterflies floating through the air recently? Maybe you've seen them in your backyard, walking through Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and Cleveland Metroparks reservations or catching air currents over the road?
If so, you might have seen a monarch butterfly preparing for one of the most astounding migrations on the planet - one that is longer than any other butterfly in the world and is over 1,000 miles!
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and Cleveland Metroparks are home to nine certified Monarch WayStations which provide needed habitat for butterflies. Find one in your neighborhood by searching the MonarchWatch Registry and learn how to create your own!
Recent reports tell of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch located in the Pacific Ocean, but we don't have to go to the ocean to see the impact of plastic on our environment. Trash on the beach originates from your own front yard and travels down the storm drains when it rains eventually to end up on the beach or the waterways. You can make a difference by picking up the trash in your own front yard!
The beaches on our own Lake Erie tell a similar story.Join us this year at The 4th Annual Great Lake Erie Boat Float with your own plastic boat to help raise awareness about the impact of plastic on our environment!
- Posted at 2:56 pm on May 24, 2012 by Conservation & Science Staff
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6th annual 31-Mile Ultrawalk
Saturday, May 26, 2012, 6 a.m. -5:30 p.m.
Registration is still open for 31-mile walkers, and for 5-mile walkers who will join in at about 3:30 p.m. by the Metroparks Ranger Headquarters and Park Operations. The Ranger Headquarters is on Valley Parkway at Wooster Road, opposite Big Met Golf Course. The walk will finish at the Emerald Necklace Marina, at around 5:30 p.m.
Registration forms for walkers are at: http://www.wcasohio.org/PDF%20files/UltraWalk_Registration_Pledge_2012.pdf
Support the walkers with a pledge:
Or just for fun, cheer the walkers on at the start or finish of the walk!
Directions to Buzzard's Roost are above. Emerald Necklace Marina is located at the north end of Valley Parkway in Lakewood, Ohio.
Rather be birding?
The Three Day Ultrabird Field Trip is for you. Join Mary Anne Romito on one day or on all three, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 24, 25, and 26, 2012. Take pledges or just come birding. See:
Ultrawalk and Ultrabird funds will support publication of the final report of the five-year forest breeding bird survey conducted 2006-2010 in the Rocky River Important Bird Area. Funds will also support ongoing bird surveys in the Rocky River IBA. IBA's (Important Bird Areas) are tracts of land that the National Audubon Society has determined are crucial to the existence of birds and other wildlife. Western Cuyahoga Audubon has adopted the Rocky River Important Bird Area, comprising the East Branch of the Rocky River, from Hinckley to North Olmsted, and north to Lake Erie.