The Backyard Nature Bash event is supported by a partnership between Cleveland Metroparks, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, and West Creek Conservancy.
Backyard Nature Bash 2018 Event Details
Event: Backyard Nature Bash
Date: Saturday, August 18, 2018
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.
Watch: Backyard Biodiversity Bash Bird Walks 2017 hosted by Tim Colborn, Western Cuyahoga Audubon. (Note: Birds walks for 2018 are scheduled at 12:30 pm and 2:00 pm)
Interested in Volunteering at the event? Volunteers are needed to staff the exhibit display, meet and greet visitors, and assist in the two Bird Walks. Register at VolunteerMatch here.
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.
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.
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.
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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 25 years, he has birded in more than 35 states around the country as well as in Costa Rica, Ecuador and Ireland. 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 Northeast Regional Director for the Ohio Ornithological Society and a past Vice President of the Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club in upstate New York.