Geauga Park District’s Natural Resource Management Department invites you to come to the park and experience an exciting live birds of prey show; amphibian and reptile show-and-tell; bird and insect walks; up-close bird banding and bird box care; hands-on tree and wildflower planting; expert speakers on wildlife and conservation issues; astronomy club and telescopes; informational displays; refreshments; and tree and wildflower giveaways so you can continue the celebration at home.
The celebration will be on Saturday, April 23 (the day after Earth Day) – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Frohring Meadows, 16780 Savage Road, Bainbridge Twp. No registration required at this free event!
Education will be focused on two primary goals: 1) what wildlife/environmental issues goes Geauga County currently have and why, and 2) what citizens can do locally to make a difference for Mother Earth. Tentatively scheduled are:
- 11-11:30 a.m. Welcome & Overview of GPD’s Natural Resource Management Work
- 11:30 a.m.-Noon– Talk by Geauga County Soil & Water Conservation District
- Noon-12:15 p.m.– Break/Plant Giveaways/Refreshments
- 12:15-1 p.m.– Live Birds of Prey Show (Harvey Webster, Cleveland Museum of Natural History)
- 1-2 p.m.– Bluebird Box Care, Bird Walks, Kids Craft (“Seed Bombs”), Reptiles & Amphibians, Tree & Wildflower Planting Demos, Telescopes, Etc.
- 2-2:30 p.m.– “Native Plant Gardening/Landscaping” Talk by the Lake Erie Allegheny Partnership for Biodiversity (LEAP)
- 2:30-3 p.m.– “Caring for Your Backyard Stream” Talk by Chagrin River Watershed Partners, Tree & Wildflower Planting Demos
- Free tours of Frohring Meadows via rides on the EZ Go Cart
SEED BOMBS! Head out to Frohring Meadows this Saturday for Geauga Park District’s Earth Day Extravaganza and you can make one, take one home, or use our slingshots to propel one into the meadow. What are they? Balls of clay, dirt and seeds (purple coneflower, grey-headed coneflower, blazing star, blue lobelia) that Nature will plant for you. You just throw, then they grow! For a complete schedule of events, visit bit.ly/gpdwhatsnew.
Most activities will be wheelchair/stroller accessible; however, parts may be off-trail and not accessible. School-aged and up is recommended. Please call 440-286-9516 with questions.