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Sandy Ridge Reservation, 6195 Otten Rd, North Ridgeville, OH 44039
From the Greater Cleveland area, take I-90 to the Rt. 254 exit, left on Rt. 254 to Rt. 301, right on Rt. 301 past Lorain Community College, left on Burns Rd., right on Case Rd., left on Otten Rd. to Sandy Ridge. Or take I-480 to Clague Road, turn right or north on Clague to Center Ridge Road (Rt the Rt. 20), turn left or west on Center Ridge to Case Rd., turn right on Case Rd., right on Otten Rd. to Sandy Ridge.
Sandy Ridge Reservation Map
Western Cuyahoga Audubon Birding Hotspot Map with descriptive directions and travel tips for Sandy Ridge Reservation, 6195 Otten Rd, North Ridgeville, OH 44039. 1 page PDF download.
- March 2014-Red-winged Blackbirds and Song Sparrows sang their spring songs, in spite of snow on the ground and ice on the wetland at Sand Ridge Reservation of Lorain Metro Parks. A few Canada Geese sat and strolled on the icy surfaces of the ponds. The only other waterfowl were the beautiful taxidermy specimens inside the Johnson Wetland Center. Highlights of the walk were the Red-headed Woodpecker, Brown Creepers and nesting Bald Eagles and Great Horned Owls.
- November 2011-Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society Field Trip Saturday, November 12, 2011. Sandy Ridge, Lorain County Metroparks. Leader: Tim Fairweather.
- February 2011-A nesting Great Horned Owl was the bird highlight of this blustery day. The Sandy Ridgemeadow was deep in snow and wind stirred up snow-devils. Two Red-tailed Hawks perched in a tree at the edge of the meadow. Emerging from the forest, to the iced-over water area we could see last year’s Bald Eagle nest, but the eagles did not put in an appearance for us.
- November 2009-Josh Michalski led eighteen WCAS birders at Sandy Ridge on a sixty-degree and sunny Saturday. Lighting was perfect for viewing waterfowl. Highlights were a young Redheaded Woodpecker caching food and a Northern Harrier.
- November 2008-Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society and Black River Audubon Society Field Trip Sunday, November 9, 2008 Sandy Ridge, Lorain County Metroparks Trip Leader: Gary Gerrone. Twenty-four birders attended. Black River Audubon joined Western Cuyahoga Audubon for this trip to one of Northeast Ohio's prime birding spots. We were treated to eagles overhead, a variety of sparrows in the tangles, and great looks at coots and other waterfowl. We had a chance to learn quite a bit of natural history from naturalist Gary Gerrone.
- September 2004-Notes not available.
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