NEW this year, ‘Night Owl Corn Maze’! Tonight (Tuesday, October 28th 7:00-8:30pm) bring your flashlight to Carlisle Reservation’s Equestrian Center and try your nocturnal navigation skills through our 6-acre Corn Maze! Corn Maze admission is $1/person(tickets will be sold at the booth near Equestrian Ctr parking lot), children 3 and under are FREE. Please note that the program begins at 7:00pm and ends promptly at 8:30pm, thus please make sure you arrive in & give yourself plenty of time(at least 30 minutes) to enjoy the corn maze before it closes at 8:30pm. We will stop selling tickets at 8:00pm. In addition to nature-related trivia questions throughout the maze, there will be items specifically for the “night owls” during this event! It is going to be an aMAZing time! See you this evening! ~CVC Naturalist, Miss Jenn
With fall festivities in full swing, keep your Lorain County Metro Parks in mind for “FUN for the whole family!” fall- & Halloween-related programs, activities, & events. Here at Carlisle Reservation, we will be hosting our last weekend(25th & 26th) of Fall Hay Wagon Rides and Corn Maze (at Equestrian Center, Noon-3:30pm, tickets for EACH activity are $1/person, children 3 & under FREE). Our Halloween Fair event will be running this and tomorrow evening (24th & 25th, 5:00-10:00pm) as well! Please visit our website (www.metroparks.cc) for more information on dates, parking, fees, attractions, activities, food, & entertainment. ~CVC Naturalist, Miss Jenn
With our annual Halloween Fair starting tomorrow evening (Friday 17th, 5:00-10:00pm), we are excitedly & busily putting the final fun & spooky touches on our “non-scary” train/wagon and “haunted” walking trails, and around the Carlisle Visitor Center. Many of our “oldie but goodie” attractions & activities are returning, as well as you will see & experience a variety of new ones! We are so excited for you and your families & friends to join us for Halloween Fair 2014! See you there, if you dare!! For more information on Halloween Fair, as well as about our weekend Fall Hay Wagon Rides and Corn Maze, located at Carlisle Reservation too, please visit our website. Photos courtesy of Lisa Fide. ~CVC Naturalist, Miss Jenn
Know of someone who has a birthday or anniversary this fall? Looking for a cool, unique gift that “keeps on giving”? How about giving him or her the opportunity to adopt one of our Raptor Center residents such as Stewart, one of our two barred owls, pictured here. The funds raised through our Adopt-A-Raptor monetary donation program are used towards providing medical care, food, exhibit maintenance, and cleaning supplies. The support of our kindhearted Adopt-A-Raptor “Parents” is crucial for maintaining a high standard of care for our birds. Please visit our website for more information and to download an Adopt-A-Raptor form.
The starfish cactus buds have begun to open. They are large, unusual flowers that attract flies, so smell good to flies, but not to us. There are more buds to open so you should have a chance to stop by the Conservatory at Miller Nature Preserve in Avon to see them. This plant is native to South Africa.
One of our communities is celebrating a Bicentennial this year. Can you tell which one the plants spell out? The display at Miller Nature Preserve is celebrating this event by historic pictures and trivia of the area. The Conservatory is open 10am-6pm daily with a $2 admission fee.
Happy 200 Avon!