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GEAUGA PARK DISTRICT For more information, contact the park district at 440-286-9516 or visit www.geaugaparkdistrict.org. Welcoming Back The Hare Join wildlife biologist Mark Wiley of…

GEAUGA PARK DISTRICT

For more information, contact the park district at 440-286-9516 or visit www.geaugaparkdistrict.org.

Welcoming Back The Hare

Join wildlife biologist Mark Wiley of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife to cover the white snowshoe hares Ohio history, its current status in the state and the ODNRs most recent reintroduction efforts.

Ohios Snowshoe Hare Management is Feb. 2 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at The West Woods Nature Center, 9465 Kinsman Road in Russell Township. Using a PowerPoint of photos and maps, Mark will spend half the time presenting the hare facts and half the time answering questions on the topic.

Registration is not required.

Lets Move It, People!

Burn off those winter calories on a fitness hike with chief naturalist John Kolar along the beautiful trails of Frohring Meadows.

Nature Trek Fitness Hike takes place Feb. 8 from 2-3:30 p.m. at Frohring Meadows, 16780 Savage Road in Bainbridge Township.

While there may be some naturalist interpretation during the hike, it wont be enough to let ones heart rate drop. Prepare to walk at least one and one-half miles with some hills. Walk will be held rain or shine.

Registration is not required. Come dressed for the weather and bring water to stay hydrated.

Kids In The Snow

Families can help build homes for prothonotary warblers on Feb. 2 when Western Reserve Land Conservancy will hold its annual Kids in the Snow event from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at The Rookery, 10110 Cedar Road in Munson Township.

Dan Best of the Geauga Park District will be on hand to provide more information about this special songbird. Meet in the Great Blue Heron Lodge. After working on the warbler homes, participants will head outside for a hike in which they will learn how animals use sights, sounds and smells in the woods. Participants are asked to wear hats, mittens, boots and other cold-weather clothing. There will be warm drinks and snacks available after the hike.

The free event is open to the public. Donations are appreciated.

RSVP by contacting Kim Bihler at kbihler@wrlandconservancy.org or 440-528-4162.

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