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When Nature Calls…

August Events at Liberty Park 

Contributed by Nick Gichenko, Reminderville Communications Committee

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Thursday, August 02, 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM

BATS: CREATURES OF THE NIGHT

Mysterious and often misunderstood, bats are some of the most fascinating creatures of the night. Join staff to learn about these flying mammals. Nets will be set up to try to catch live bats for observation and data collection. The Nature Center will be open late for visitors to explore the exhibits inside. LP/Nature Center

 

 

Leaf Icon Sunday, August 05, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

DROP-IN NATURE CRAFT

All ages can join a naturalist for nature-crafting fun in the shelter. A new craft will be presented each program this summer. Please dress for a mess. LP/Nature Center

 
Leaf Icon Sunday, August 05, 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM

ZODIAC EXPLORERS: CANCER

This monthly program series explores the night sky for the zodiac constellation of the month with a mix of science, folklore, and personal reflection through journaling. The program takes place even if it is cloudy or raining. LP/Nature Center

 
Leaf Icon Saturday, August 11, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

DRAGONFLIES OF TINKERS CREEK

Join Naturalist Joe Malmisur to document dragonflies for the Ohio Dragonfly Survey using iNaturalist. We’ll search the Seven Ponds area of the nature preserve to see how many species we can find. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 7/27: 330-865-8065. LP/Tinkers Creek SNP

 
Leaf Icon Sunday, August 12, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

YELLOW NATIVE FLOWERS

Join Naturalist Joe Malmisur on a stroll outdoors at Liberty Park Nature Center looking at goldenrods, sunflowers and other yellow native wildflowers. We also will be on the lookout for the native pollinators that help these plants. LP/Nature Center

 
Leaf Icon Tuesday, August 14, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

KINDEREALM: OPOSSUMS

Children 3 to 6 and their adult companions discover the wild and wonderful world of opossums. Includes a hike and craft. Please make other arrangements for younger children unable to remain in infant seats or strollers. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 7/24: 330-865-8065. LP/Nature Center

 

 

Leaf Icon Wednesday, August 15, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

DROP-IN NATURE CRAFT

All ages can join a naturalist for nature-crafting fun in the shelter. A new craft will be presented each program this summer. Please dress for a mess. LP/Nature Center

 

Thursday, August 16, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM

NATURE STORIES

Young children and their adult companions will enjoy this interactive, nature-inspired story time intended for ages 18 months to 3 years. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 8/7: 330-865-8065. LP/Nature Center

 

 


Thursday, August 16, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

BUGS FOR KIDS

Learn the basics of catching and identifying bugs. Some nets and jars will be provided. Adults must accompany their children. LP/Twinsburg Ledges

 

Friday, August 17, 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM

BUGS OF THE NIGHT

Join Naturalist Joe Malmisur to hunt the fields and forest edges for hidden bugs. We hope to find tree crickets, coneheads and katydids, among other insects. Bring a flashlight and bug spray. LP/Nature Center

 

 

Leaf Icon Saturday, August 18, 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM

MARVELOUS MOTHS

Moths outnumber butterflies by about 20 to one. Join Naturalist Dave Brumfield to learn how to use black lights to attract these amazing creatures, and for a chance to observe their beautiful colors, shapes and patterns up close. Bring a flashlight and camera for photos. LP/Nature Center

 

Saturday, August 25, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

COYOTE CALLING CAMPFIRE

Join a naturalist to learn the natural and cultural history behind some of the park district’s most elusive and misunderstood residents: coyotes. We will roast marshmallows and play coyote calls, hoping that some might call back. LP/Nature Center

 
Leaf Icon Sunday, August 26, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

WOODLAND MUSHROOMS

A great variety of mushrooms may be found throughout our parks in late summer. Join Naturalist Joe Malmisur to hike the new Black Bear Trail to discover which mushrooms are out this time of year. LP/Nature Center

 

Monday, August 27, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

LATE SUMMER WILDFLOWERS

Stroll with a naturalist to discover the late summer blooms of Liberty Park. LP/Nature Center

 

 


Thursday, August 30, 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

DISTANCE HIKE

Join a naturalist to hike 7-plus miles at a continuous pace on trails that are difficult or primitive. There will be few, if any, rest stops. Please wear footwear appropriate for potentially muddy conditions. Drinking water is recommended. LP/Twinsburg Ledges