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Staff Exhibit and Bird Walks Backyard Nature Bash 2018

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Western Cuyahoga Audubon

Western Cuyahoga Audubon Public Outreach Exhibit and Bird Walks at Backyard Nature Bash 2018

Volunteers are needed to staff the exhibit display, meet and greet visitors, and assist in the two Bird Walks.

Backyard Nature Bash 2018 Event Details

Event: Backyard Nature Bash
Date: Saturday, August 18, 2018
Time: 12:00pm Noon to 4:00pm
Location: Watershed Stewardship Center at West Creek Reservation, 2277 West Ridgewood Dr, Parma, OH 44134 Park Map. West Creek Reservation is located on Ridgewood Dr. in Parma, Ohio between State and Ridge Road Google Map.

Description: Your backyard can be a lively place with a few wild additions to your yard and garden! Learn how to improve your backyard habitat for wildlife while enjoying family-friendly learning stations, wagon rides, musical entertainment & food trucks. Shop for native plants at local nurseries and expand your gardening knowledge with members of LEAP for Biodiversity (Lake Erie Allegheny Partnership) and more.

Western Cuyahoga Audubon Bird Walks at Backyard Biodiversity Bash 2018

Species Focus: Typical midwest woodland and field species such as seasonal flocks of Red-winged Blackbirds (Agelaius phoeniceus) and August specialties of butterflies and dragonflies.
Date & Time: Saturday, August 18, 2018. Rain or shine.

- Tentative Schedule -

Bird Walk Leader: Tim Colborn

  1. Bird Walk #1 at 1:00 pm. Meet at the Monarch Bluff Picnic Area/Pavilion at 12:45 pm.
  2. Bird Walk #2 at 2:00 pm. Meet at the Monarch Bluff Picnic Area/Pavilion at 1:45 pm.

Registration: Walks are limited to 12 people. Register Here.
Location: Watershed Stewardship Center at West Creek Reservation, 2277 West Ridgewood Dr, Parma, OH 44134 Map
Ages: 14 and under, must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian.

Tickets: Walks are provided at no charge to the public. Donations to support Western Cuyahoga Audubon conservation education programs are gratefully accepted at the time of the walk or donate online here.

Equipment: binoculars; participants will receive a copy of the Western Cuyahoga Audubon Bird List day of the walk; bring bottled water for drinking.

Attire: dress for the weather by wearing light-colored, sturdy clothing, and a hat appropriate for hiking wooded and open fields. Hikers can minimize areas of exposed skin to mosquitoes, ticks, and other arthropods by wearing long-sleeved shirts, long pants, boots, and hats. Tucking in shirts, tucking pants into socks, and wearing closed shoes instead of sandals are recommended. Repellents or insecticides, such as permethrin, can be applied to clothing and gear for added protection.

Questions? Email info@wcaudubon.org

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About Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society


4310 Bush Ave., Cleveland, OH 44109, US

Mission Statement

Educating community about conservation of the natural world through member involvement in chapter activities and community outreach.


Western Cuyahoga Audubon is a chapter of the National Audubon Society. Our members are from the western Cuyahoga County, Ohio region. We coordinate activities throughout the entire area and throughout the year. We offer families, couples and singles opportunities to enjoy and learn about nature with others of similar interests and beliefs. Our members range from experienced naturalists to first time explorers.

Our members' interests are in enjoying, experiencing, and learning about nature. Western Cuyahoga Audubon offers many opportunities to participate in field trips, volunteer activities, and educational programs while meeting other people with similar interests and values. We conduct bird walks, teach bird identification and participate in the Annual Christmas Bird Count and Audubon Spring Spring Bird Census. But that's only a small part of what we're about.

What binds us is our love of nature through all seasons. As lovers of nature, Cleveland is a great place for us to live. We have an excellent park system, a great lake, natural beauty and a vast variety of activities which allow us to enjoy all that nature has to offer.

This is your opportunity to support, on a local level, our parks, local conservation initiatives and local legislation issues. Join us in enjoying, supporting and experiencing all of the nature Cleveland has to offer.


Animals, Community, Environment


Sat Aug 18, 2018
12:00 PM - 04:00 PM


West Creek Conservancy2277 West Ridgewood DrParma, OH 44134



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  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • 6 hours

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