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 Move a Snapping Turtle?

How Do You Save a Snapping Turtle? Ashley Hall Marketing Coordinator 6/18/2020 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 roads this time of year and what can we do to help them? The common snapping turtle (Chelydra […]

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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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Turning acorns into oak trees

HOW TO TURN ACORNS INTO OAK TREES Autumn is a time for change. More so, it’s a time for rejuvenation. As gardens begin to fade and plants begin to fall into their winter slumber, don’t forget that fall is also a great time to plant select species for the coming year. We may be accustom […]

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Why we need to protect and preserve public lands

Why we need to protect and preserve public lands Imagine if there were no parks or places of natural beauty to escape to. What would that be like? Perhaps it would be a concrete jungle or a highway filled with congested traffic, removing resting areas for migratory birds. Perhaps it would be desolate land, stripped […]

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52 things to do and see at the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes

In the 1960’s, the Shaker Parklands were threatened by the proposed Clark-Lee Freeway. The route would have gone through the Parklands, connecting Cleveland’s East Side to Downtown. Community activists banned together to save the beloved land, which so many had come to known as a place for rest and relaxation. One strategy they used to […]

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How our team carries out the mission at home

How our team carries out the mission at home At the Nature Center, we’re a passionate bunch committed to environmental stewardship and conservation. It should come as no surprise that many members of our team demonstrate these qualities outside of their work at the Nature Center, at home and in their communities, by integrating environmentally […]

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Hike, Run & Explore

How to train for Hike, Run & Explore!

How to Train for Hike, Run & Fun! 8/12/2019 It’s the time of the year when the leaves begin to turn from green to autumnal hues of yellow and orange, and the temperatures begin to cool making for idyllic running conditions. Whether you’re new to the running scene or are a seasoned runner, now is […]

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