Spot a Brook Trout at Bass Lake Preserve – Monday, July 31st

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A rare opportunity to learn about the Brook Trout, then see some in person!

If one were to ask an outdoors enthusiast 25-30 years ago whether Geauga County would be home to nesting Bald Eagles, Osprey and Sandhill Cranes, Black Bear, River Otter and Bobcat in the first years of the new millennia, they would probably have scoffed.

However, the most amazing wildlife treasure is one which never left us, but instead hung on right here in Geauga County, yet nowhere else in Ohio.

Here’s a chance to see some and hear this species’ incredible story of survival: Geauga Park District’s All About the Brook Trout program on Monday, July 31st, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Bass Lake Preserve.

The persistence of Ohio’s only known remaining native Brook Trout population, right here in Geauga County, is an amazing saga of Ice Age origins, snow belt climate and bedrock geology. It is also an example of determined conservation work by an alliance of wildlife and environmental organizations.

Program presenter Naturalist Dan Best will focus on Brook Trout ecology and discovery, protection and successful propagation of the Geauga population. Then all go outdoors to net live specimen(s) in one of the protected and rare locations these fish call home.

Bass Lake Lodge is wheelchair/stroller accessible, while the minimal distance to stream access for viewing of trout can be done easily. Registration is not required to attend. Please call 440-286-9516 with questions.

For more on Geauga Park District offerings, please call 440-286-9516 or visit us online at Geauga Park District, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube.

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