Wing and Waterfowl Welcome

 Senior Naturalist Dan Best shares what’s good as springtime arrives (right on time)

Ah, the sweet signs of spring – sprouts of green popping up, migratory birds passing through, and Geauga Park District programs scheduled to make sure you don’t miss the moment!

Start your weekend with the indoor, aptly named Best Bets for Birding Geauga: Wings of Early Spring, on Friday, March 29, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., when Senior Naturalist Dan Best will tell you when and where to experience the early stages of spring migration with waterfowl/waterbirds, Sandhill Cranes, Great Blue Herons, vultures and passerines such as Phoebes, swallows, sparrows, blackbirds and more. The West Woods Nature Center, at 9465 Kinsman Road (Route 87) in Russell Township, is wheelchair/stroller accessible.

Then, if you’d like to go afield for the real deal, scan the ice-freed waters of the City of Akron’s LaDue Reservoir for Common Loons, Bald Eagles, multiple ducks, grebes, gulls, and more during the Waterfowl Welcome on Saturday, March 30, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at LaDue Reservoir, Valley Road Parking Lot (just east of Auburn Corners, at Rt. 44 and Washington Street) – an opportunity among Nature’s Not to Be Missed!

Anyone school age or older is welcome to attend either or both of these free, naturalist-led programs, neither of which require registration. Both designed to help you celebrate the season and increase your knowledge of the spring and bird identification. Call 440-286-9516 with questions. Otherwise, we’ll see you there!

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