Monthly Archives: January 2013

Agave spike is still growing

The agave spike at the Miller Nature Preserve Conservatory is still growing.  When last meastured it stood at 8’3″, growing 5 inches in 10 days.  While the growth rate has slowed a bit, that is still 1/2 inch each day.  … Continue reading

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Snowdrops among the snow flakes

Despite the cold chill of winter, the first flowers of the year are blooming at Schoepfle Garden, even if it is beneath the snow.  Common snowdrops, Galanthus nivalis, are minor bulbs and members of the Amaryllis family, native to Europe but … Continue reading

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Girls’ Night Out

Miller Nature Preserve is hosting a Girls’ Night Out program on Feb. 6, 6 – 9 pm. You will be able to come have fun and pamper yourself with services from local businesses, activities, hands-on crafts, demos, informational booths, food, … Continue reading

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Bluebird Trails in Metro Parks Fledge 221 Bluebirds in 2012

Congratulations to the Black River Audubon Society which monitors 22 Bluebird Trails throughout Lorain County with 14 of the trails within the Metro Parks. The totals are in and the number of Eastern Bluebirds fledged, (birds leaving the nest) from … Continue reading

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2012 Mill Hollow Bird List

Over the course of 2012, Mill Hollow staff identified 86 species of birds in the park!  Some notables included Bufflehead, Bald Eagle, Red-Shouldered Hawk, Wild Turkey, Spotted Sandpiper, Barred Owl, Pileated Woodpecker, Cliff Swallow, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Cerulean Warbler, Scarlet Tanager, … Continue reading

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What’s on the menu?

Not being able to order pizza or shop at Trader Joe’s, hawks, falcons, and other birds of prey rely on their specialized predatory adaptations to find, capture, and consume their prey.  However, when they can no longer hunt successfully, and … Continue reading

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Is spring really coming?

Lots of robins were seen around Miller Nature Preserve, but the true bird to watch for as a sign of spring is the red-wing blackbird.

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