Rose Foundation Gazebo

Imagining the Rose Foundation Gazebo

Imagining the Rose Foundation Gazebo Ashley Hall, Marketing Coordinator August 29, 2019 Matt Parker takes time to admire and chat about the Rose Foundation Gazebo. When you experience the brand new All People’s Trail this November 9, you will also see the new, artistically designed Rose Foundation Gazebo, built by local carpenter and artist Matt Parker of Creative […]

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Bird Seed Sale

Feeding Feathered Friends

Feeding Feathered Friends August 27, 2019 Ashley Hall, Marketing Coordinator While some view the end of summer as a sad time, nature lovers rejoice. As the cold begins to set in and the trees become bare, it’s an ideal time for bird watching, as many birds are beginning their fall migration. While the leafless branches […]

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Amazon Rainforest fire

How Can We Help the Amazon Rainforest from Ohio?

Feeling helpless about the burning of the Amazon rainforest? Ashley Hall, Marketing Coordinator August 22, 2019. 5:30PM We are a small Nature Center that stewards 20 acres of land with a variety of lush and diverse habitats, but we feel the pain of the burning of the Amazon rainforest as if it were our own. […]

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Salamander Eggs

Vernal Pools: Nature’s Nurseries

WHAT IS A VERNAL POOL? Have you ever noticed the small pond-like feature to the south of the parking lot? This is a vernal, or ephemeral pool. In the simplest definition, vernal pools are nature’s nurseries. These small, unassuming pools are small, isolated, seasonal wetlands teeming with life. Vernal pools may form in deciduous forests […]

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Rust Belt Riders

Join our New and Improved Composting Program!

Join our NEW and IMPROVED Composting Program! Ashley Hall Marketing Coordinator July 16, 2019 Have you always wanted to start composting but just don’t know where to start? Does it seem intimidating? Not ready to start your own backyard composting program? Whatever the reason, we want to make it easier to “feed people, not landfills”! […]

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European honey bee

What’s the Buzz on Bees?

Bees. How awesome are they? We love them and their fuzzy little bee butts. Even if you aren’t the biggest fan of bees, we grow up eating mass amounts of food produced by them. We see them everywhere in the summertime, but what’s their story? The European honey bee (Apis mellifera) was one of the […]

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Snapping turtle

How Do You Save a Snapping Turtle?

How Do You Save a Snapping Turtle? In late spring and early summer, we start receiving calls from people finding turtles in the middle of our busy roadways. Why do turtles cross the road this time of year and what can we do to help them? The common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina) is a sizable, […]

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Nature Center at Shaker Lakes

New Board Members

Meet Our New Board Members Now into the 2019 Fiscal Year at the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes, we’re pleased to introduce our newest elected members to our Board of Trustees. Kate Blaszak: Kate has worked for the nonprofit speciality services team at Key Private Bank, off and on, since 1993. Active in her community, she […]

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Holiday Gift Guide 2018

2018 Holiday Gift Guide What to get? That’s the question on everyone’s mind this time of the year. As the holiday season approaches, the window to find unique gifts in enough time begins to dwindle. Forget ordering online, running from store to store or purchasing another random stocking stuffer. The shelves have been stocked in […]

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Bird watching in Northeast Ohio

What is the Big Sit?

What is the Big Sit? The Big Sit, also known as the ultimate tailgate party for bird watchers, is a 24-hour period of birdwatching! This year’s event will take place on Sunday, October 14 beginning at midnight. The Big Sit, originally founded by the New Haven (CT) Bird Club, now in its 23rd year is […]

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