Geauga Park District February Events

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The following is a list of the Geauga Park District’s upcoming events in February:

Winter’s Night Fireside Songs & Stories

Friday, February 5, 7-8:30 PM, Frohring Meadows, Katydid Shelter

Gather at the hearth with tea and hot chocolate for winter-themed stories and songs for all ages.

Wheelchair/stroller accessible.

Make a Bluebird House

Saturday, February 6, 1-3 PM, Big Creek Park, Meyer Center

We provide you the materials to build a bluebird house. We’ll also give you some pointers on where to place your birdhouse and how to monitor it. Fee: $10. Wheelchair/stroller accessible.

Registration required.

Chagrin Valley Astronomical Society Meeting

Saturday, February 6, 7:30-11 PM, Sunnybrook Preserve. Lodge

Open to anyone interest in astronomy. Business meeting followed by educational program and night sky viewing when clear. Learn more here. Wheelchair/stroller accessible.

Frozen Fest

Sunday, February 7, Noon-4 PM, The West Woods, Nature Center

Join Geauga Park District for an exciting afternoon of FREE winter fun! Many family activities including live ice carving/sculptures, a guest appearance by a famous “winter snowman,” snowshoeing, snow-themed crafts, face painting, green screen photos, refreshments and much more! Details here. Wheelchair/stroller accessible.

Geauga Walkers

Tuesday, February 9, 1-2:30 PM, Frohring Meadows, Katydid Shelter

Join other active seniors on weekly hikes typically 1 ½  miles long. A naturalist leads hikes held in Geauga Park District parks. Call Geauga Senior Center for full schedule, 440-279-2137

Great Backyard Bird Count

Friday, February 12, Noon-4 PM, The West Woods, Nature Center

Stop by anytime during the designated hours and help count winter birds at our feeders as part of this annual nationwide count. Wheelchair/stroller accessible.

Homeschool Days: Wildlife Detectives (Ages 5-7 & 8-12)

Friday, February 12, 2-3:30 PM, The West Woods, Nature Center

Explore indoors and out to discover the signs animals leave behind. Partially wheelchair/stroller accessible. Registration required.

A Tour of the Orion Nebula

Friday, February 12, 7-8 PM, Observatory Park, Robert McCullough Science Center

Take an in-depth tour of this enormous wonder of the winter sky. If weather permits, we’ll do night-sky viewing using the Observatory Park telescopes. Wheelchair/stroller accessible.

Great Backyard Bird Count

Saturday, February 13, Noon-4 PM, The West Woods, Nature Center

Happy Bird Day: Winter Bird Watching and Feeding

Saturday, February 13, 1:30-4 PM, The West Woods, Nature Center

Activities include a program on winter birds, bird feeding and counting at the wildlife feeders, make-‘n-take birdseed ornaments and a chance to try your hand at the Bird in the Hand feeding station. Partially wheelchair/stroller accessible.

Bring In Your Telescope!

Saturday, February 13, 5-7 PM, Observatory Park, Robert McCullough Science Center

Drop by to learn how to use your telescope get some practice stargazing! If the skies are clear, this program will be followed by night-sky observing using the Observatory Park telescopes.

Wheelchair/stroller accessible.

Night Sky Viewing

Saturday, February 13, 7-11 PM, Observatory Park

Take in the wonders of the universe using the Observatory Park telescopes! If weather conditions are cloudy, join us for an indoor planetarium presentation instead. Partially wheelchair/stroller accessible.

Great Backyard Bird Count

Sunday, February 14, Noon-4 PM, The West Woods, Nature Center

Travelogue: A Plant Hunter’s Tour Through China

Sunday, February 14, 2-3 PM, The West Woods, Nature Center

Join Tom Sampliner, past president of the Native Plant Society, as he shares his travels to China. Presented in conjunction with the Native Plant Society of Northeastern Ohio. Wheelchair/stroller accessible.

The Sky Tonight Planetarium Show

Sunday, February 14, 2-3 PM, Observatory Park, Robert McCullough Science Center

Join us for a planetarium presentation about what to watch for in the night sky each week. Building open house 1-4 PM. Wheelchair/stroller accessible.

Great Backyard Bird Count

Monday, February 15, Noon-4 PM, The West Woods, Nature Center

Nature Explorers: Home Sweet Habitat (Ages 6-7 & 8-12)

Saturday, February 20, 10 AM-Noon, The West Woods, Nature Center

Visit the new Home Sweet Habitat exhibit and examine indoor examples of wildlife homes followed by an outdoor search. Partially wheelchair/stroller accessible. Registration required.

Habitats Revisited Van Trip – Hyde Property

Saturday, February 20, 1:30-4:30 PM, Meet at The West Woods, Nature Center

The first of four seasonal visits to the (undeveloped) Hyde property. Explore the variety of habitats and the wildlife that call this place home. Registration required.

Timbertots: Outstanding Owls! (Ages 3-5 w/adult)

Sunday, February 21, 1-2 PM, Bass Lake Preserve, Lodge

Feeling feathers & hearing hoots are just some of the ways we will explore outstanding owls! Wheelchair/stroller accessible. Registration required.

Travelogue: Guyana

Sunday, February 21, 2-3 PM, The West Woods, Nature Center

Susan and Bruce Bennett present their 2015 trip to Guyana in northern South America, featuring their 110 mile journey up the Rewa River and the incredible wildlife living there. Wheelchair/stroller accessible.

(Nearly) Full Moon: Ancient Ohio Moons

Sunday, February 21, 6-7 PM, Observatory Park, Robert McCullough Science Center

After an indoor exploration of the astronomy of Ohio’s Hopewell culture, observe the full moon for yourself using the Observatory Park telescopes. Wheelchair/stroller accessible.

Timbertots: Outstanding Owls! (Ages 3-5 w/adult)

Monday, February 22, 10-11 AM & 1-2 PM, The Rookery, Great Blue Heron Lodge

Feeling feathers & hearing hoots are just some of the ways we will explore outstanding owls!

Wheelchair/stroller accessible. Registration required.

Full Moon Snowshoe

Monday, February 22, 7-9 PM, The West Woods, Nature Center

Enjoy a naturalist-led snowshoe program in the moon light of February’s “snow moon” along the rolling terrain of The West Woods. Registration required.

Geauga Walkers

Tuesday, February 23, 1-2 PM, Eldon Russell Park, Horwath’s Shelter

Join other active seniors on weekly hikes typically 1 ½  miles long. A naturalist leads hikes held in Geauga Park District parks. Call Geauga Senior Center for full schedule, 440-279-2137.

Maple Town Tune Traders

Thursday, February 25, 7-10 PM, The West Woods, Nature Center

Informal performances followed by jam session. All genres, instruments and skill levels welcome. Come to play, sing or simply enjoy as audience. Snacks to share welcome.

Wheelchair/stroller accessible.

A Tour of the Orion Nebula

Friday, February 26, 7-8 PM, Observatory Park, Robert McCullough Science Center

Take an in-depth tour of this enormous wonder of the winter sky. If weather permits, we’ll do night-sky viewing using the Observatory Park telescopes. Wheelchair/stroller accessible.

Lake Erie Birds & Ice Bus Trip!

Saturday, February 27, 9 AM-1 PM, The West Woods, Nature Center

Take a van trip to Headlands Beach State Nature Preserve in search of hardy winter birds and amazing ice formations! Registration required.

Stoneflies & Stone Soup

Saturday, February 27, 1-3 PM, The West Woods, Nature Center

Search of winter stoneflies, small insects that emerge as adults in winter! After we hike, we will warm up by eating stone soup. Please bring a can of non-cream-based soup to share. Partially wheelchair/stroller accessible.

Winter Wonderland & Wine

Saturday, February 27, 6-9 PM, The West Woods, Nature Center

Join artist Carlene Exline to paint a beautiful winter landscape on an 8×10″ board suitable for framing, while enjoying wine, cheese and great company! Fee: $24. Wheelchair/stroller accessible. Registration required.

Night Sky Viewing

Saturday, February 27, 7-11 PM, Observatory Park

Take in the wonders of the universe using the Observatory Park telescopes! If weather conditions are cloudy, join us for an indoor planetarium presentation instead. Partially wheelchair/stroller accessible.

Crickets and Katydids: Research by Ear

Sunday, February 28, 2-3 PM, The West Woods, Nature Center

Join volunteer naturalist and Cleveland Institute of Music professor Dr. Lisa Rainsong as she describes how she learned to identify all the crickets and katydids she hears and how she pursues her research on their current ranges. Wheelchair/stroller accessible.

The Sky Tonight Planetarium Show

Sunday, February 28, 2-3 PM, Observatory Park, Robert McCullough Science Center

Join us for a planetarium presentation about what to watch for in the night sky each week. Building open house 1-4 PM. Wheelchair/stroller accessible.

For more information, call 440-286-9516 or click here.

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