The Chagrin River Bird Quest Birding Challenge takes place Friday to Saturday, September 13th to 14th, and Geauga Park District is encouraging area residents to assemble a team and join in on the Great Outdoors fun.
Begin by registering with the Audubon Society of Greater Cleveland at www.clevelandaudubon.org. Then, on Friday between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., come into The West Woods Nature Center for team check-in and final registration, where you can also pick up maps, checklists and T-shirts – all free materials – as well as talk strategy with teammates and naturalists, and enjoy some light refreshments.
You’ll spend the next 24 hours birding. For challenge rules, visit www.clevelandaudubon.org.
Then on Saturday between 4:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., return to The West Woods to turn in your checklists for judging and enjoy hearty refreshments, awards and door prizes. We look forward to celebrating your accomplishments together!
“It’s a really fun time,” said Naturalist Linda Gilbert. “One year, the Geauga Park District ‘Nat’-Catchers (get it? wordplay on Blue-gray Gnatcatchers and Naturalists) even tied for second place!”
Chagrin River Bird Quest check-in and checklist judging also takes place at the Novak Education Center in Aurora. The West Woods Nature Center is fully wheelchair/stroller accessible. Please call 440-286-9516 with questions.
For more on Geauga Park District offerings, please call 440-286-9516 or visit Geauga Park District online via www.geaugaparkdistrict.org, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube.