Monthly Archives: April 2013

Auditions for James and the Giant Peach @ French Creek!

Auditions will be held Tuesday (4/30) & Thursday (5/2) @ French Creek Nature & Arts Center from 6:30pm – 8:00pm AND Saturday 5/4 from 11:00am – 2:00pm Call 440-949-5200 x221 for more info!

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Lakeview Photography

It’s a beautiful day to be outside and taking pictures as we did this morning during the Capture the Seasons photography class at Lakeview. Doing what it takes to get the shot.There were deer on the beach!The Purple Martins don’t … Continue reading

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Wildflower Time, Plan a Hike today!

This year’s spring weather has kept the blooms coming out slowly but this weekend should offer lots of opportunity to check out the colors.  Blooming throughout the parks include: trout lily, spring beauty, marsh marigold, lesser celandine, Dutchman’s breeches, squirrel … Continue reading

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Great Weekend for Blooms at Schoepfle

Lots of great color coming into the garden this week.  Tulips are starting to bloom, joining the daffodils, hyacinths, primrose, fritillaries, magnolias, cornieliancherry dogwood, quince and the PJM rhododendrons, an early variety, will be in color this weekend.  Tram on … Continue reading

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Volunteers Wanted – Friends of the Metro Parks

Friends is the volunteer organization which supports LCMP.  We are always looking for volunteers to help.   If you enjoy your parks and would like to volunteer, come to one of our orientations and learn what is available.  Please register by … Continue reading

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Carlisle Visitor Center Art Show

Swing by the Carlisle Visitor Center’s (CVC) Art Gallery to view beautiful photographs taken by Elyria resident and studio owner John Koscinski. Titled “Nature Photography, Landscapes & Buildings of Lorain County,” Mr. Koscinski’s Art Show will be on display for … Continue reading

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Public Observing

If Public Observing at Sandy Ridge is cancelled due to weather on Friday, April 19, there will be NO BACK-UP date scheduled for the following day, Saturday, April 20. Sorry for any inconvenience and we hope to see you on … Continue reading

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The wait is almost over

                We have been watching the flower spike on the blue wave agave at Miller Nature Preserve grow taller and taller.  After four months, the buds are just about to open up.

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Feathered Visitor

This feathered visitor was waiting at the door to Miller Nature Preserve. The female mallard duck was either looking for a place to get warm, or a spot to make a nest. Maybe she wanted to see some spring in … Continue reading

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Spring Blooms in the Garden

Pulmonaria or Lungwort Lots of new blooms in the garden and many more on the way. Trees in bloom – Cornelian Cherry Dogwood, “Red Dawn” viburnum, Korean Forsythia, magnolias about to bloom Flowers: Daffodils, Hyacinths, Lenten Rose, Grape Hyacinths, Squills, … Continue reading

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