At the 2019 Backyard Nature Bash you'll learn how to improve your backyard with nature at this family-friendly experience. Enjoy live music and wagon rides, shop the native plant sale, and get tips from experts on how to install rain gardens that attract pollinators at this fun, free event! Sponsored by ACME Fresh Food Market. In Partnership with Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District and West Creek Conservancy.
Backyard Nature Bash and Bird Walk Details 2019
Event: Backyard Nature Bash
Date: Saturday, August 17, 2019
Time: 12:00 p.m. Noon to 4:00 p.m.
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.
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Video: Backyard Biodiversity Bash Bird Walks 2017 hosted by Tim Colborn, Western Cuyahoga Audubon. (Note: Birds walks for 2019 are scheduled at 12:30 pm and 2:00 pm)
Date & Time: Saturday, August 17, 2019. Rain or shine.
Location: Watershed Stewardship Center at West Creek Reservation, 2277 West Ridgewood Dr, Parma, OH 44134 Map
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.
Ages: 14 and under, must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian.
Bird Walk Leader: Tim Colborn.
- Bird Walk #1 at 12:30 p.m. Meet at the Monarch Bluff Picnic Area/Pavilion at 12:15 p.m.
- Bird Walk #2 at 2:00 p.m. Meet at the Monarch Bluff Picnic Area/Pavilion at 1:45 p.m.
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.
Tickets: Walks are provided at no charge to the public but each walk is limited to 12 people. Register Here.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
About Bird Walk Leader Tim Colborn: Tim’s love of the outdoors began at an early age. He spent his summers as a boy in the Eastern Townships of Quebec hiking, swimming and fishing with his brothers but it wasn’t until a quiet encounter with a Great Blue Heron on his honeymoon that his interest in birds and birding was sparked.
“In the following 28 years, Tim has birded in more than 40 states around the country as well as in Costa Rica, Ecuador, Ireland and Spain.
Much of Tim’s birding has centered in New England and the Midwest where he has led field trips, participated in Breeding Bird Surveys and Christmas Counts and given presentations to bird clubs and school children. Tim is proud to be a longtime Western Cuyahoga Audubon member. He is also the current a former Northeast Regional Director for the Ohio Ornithological Society and a past Vice President of the Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club in upstate New York.