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Environmental Education Collaborative announces 2011 Schedule of Events to be Held at Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve (formerly Dike 14)
Mark Your Calendar for a Unique Opportunity to Explore an Extraordinary Natural Place on Cleveland’s Lakefront
Cleveland, OH - As part of an ongoing process to promote an appreciation and stewardship for Cleveland’s ecological systems and natural resources, the Environmental Education Collaborative will sponsor the following events at the Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve during the 2011 season:
— Sunday, February 20, 1:00 - 4:00 pm - Winter Photo Safari and Backyard Bird Count
Hot Chocolate at CLSP office (begin tour here). Bird hikes and Photo Safaris at 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm. Photos from the event will be displayed at the new Cleveland Lakefront State Park Exploration Station in March.
— Saturday, May 21, 7:30 am - 2:00 pm - 2011 Spring Open House: Migration Mania (prime bird migration)
— Saturday, September 24, 7:30 am - 2:00 pm – 2011 Fall Open House: Nature in the Neighborhood (prime butterfly migration)
Join us for walking tours on one of Cleveland’s hidden treasures. There will be special hour long guided hikes at 7:30 am, 8:00 am, and 9:00 am in May and September led by renowned Northeast Ohio naturalists..
Beginning at 9:00 am the Dike 14 Nature Preserve will also be open for self guided hikes along a distinct trail in May and September. There will be stops along the trail staffed by the region’s leading environmental education organizations to share information on the geography, history, plants and animals of the Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve. The event site will be open rain or shine, but in case of rain, only guided hikes will occur on site.
All events held at the Gordon State Park area of Cleveland Lakefront State Park (just a few miles east of downtown Cleveland; take I-90 east to the University Circle/Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard exit #177)
Please plan to arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled tour, so you can sign your waiver and receive additional information.
Come experience the city of Cleveland’s only nature preserve along the shore of Lake Erie. You will have a chance to look for native Ohio plants, trees and animals. Stunning, unique views of the Cleveland skyline as well as a most unusual opportunity to access the lakefront, which is closed to the public at other times, will be yours. The Nature Preserve has over 280 of Ohio’s 431 identified bird species - this is your chance to explore. With the onset of spring and fall migrations take this great opportunity to learn about plants that thrive and support an abundance of wildlife.
August: For 48m years, a fungus has been turning worker ants into zombies, releasing chemicals that alter their behaviour to suit the parasite. In its final act, the zombie ant grasps the underside of a leaf in a ‘death grip’ – the cue for a spore pod to burst from its headPhotograph: David P. Hughes ; (via Science 2010 in pictures: Headless gladiators, an emotional robot and the horniest dinosaur ever found | Science | guardian.co.uk)