Join Geauga Park Naturalist Dan Best on December 30 for Going the Otter Way for Winter Wildlife and Hike Eldon Russell Park’s New Duane Ferris Trail

Hike Eldon Russell Park’s new Duane Ferris Trail with Naturalist Dan Best, who once worked with Duane, during a hike called Going the Otter Way for Winter Wildlife on Sunday, December 30th, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Participants will explore various habitats for signs of otter, mink, muskrat, beaver, deer, wild turkey and other winter wildlife.

This new trail was opened mid-August paying tribute to Geauga Park District’s first naturalist, who often spoke of this walk for its scenic views of the property and natural wetland.

Dan remembers Duane as a gifted interpreter of Nature who reveled in sharing the natural world around him, and a positive influence worth celebrating today.

“With both swamp and upland forest, meadow, kettle hole wetlands adjacent to the Upper Cuyahoga River, this park – one of Geauga Park District’s first – held great allure for Duane’s passions for birdlife, botany and glacial geology,” he said. “He envisioned an expansion of the trail system that would provide access to a greater portion of this ecologically rich park.

No registration is required to join in on the exercise and education. Eldon Russell Park is located at 16315 Rapids Road in Troy Township.

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