Monthly Archives: January 2014

Are You Thinking of Spring?

The Spring Display has opened in the conservatory at Miller Nature Preserve in Avon. It is full of brightly colored flowers for garden ideas – and it’s 70 degrees! The conservatory is open daily 10am-6pm admission is $2.

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Thank YOU Train Corps!

The Carlisle Visitor Center Naturalists, Mary & Jenn, would like to give a shout out “THANK YOU!” to our chootastic Train Corps for your time, effort, and generosity in making Holiday Lights 2013 another fun-filled, successful event! We both enjoyed … Continue reading

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SPY SCHOOL 101 – JANUARY 30th AT CARLISLE On Thursday January 30th, Lorain County Metro Parks is offering a FREE Interactive Video Distance Learning (IVDL) program titled “Spy School 101” at 7pm at the Carlisle Visitor Center. During this month’s … Continue reading

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Making snowmen without snow

The Garden Sprouts preschool program was held at Miller Nature Preserve today. Preschoolers had fun making their own snowman even without snow.  The story that was read had a snowman covered with treats for the animals.  The ones that we … Continue reading

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Learn About Volunteering at Schoepfle Garden

Though it is still cold and occasionally there is snow on the ground, it’s not too early to be thinking about the warmer months and activities at Schoepfle Garden. Our volunteer corps, part of the Friends of the Metro Parks, … Continue reading

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Learn to Kayak at Splash Zone!

Beat the winter blues and prep for summer fun with monthly-offered kayaking courses! Designed for beginner recreation kayakers 5 years and older, our 3 or 6 hour courses focus on boating safety, paddling equipment and preparation, and offer plenty of … Continue reading

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Voodoo Lily is Blooming

The Voodoo Lily is blooming at the Conservatory at Miller Nature Preserve in Avon.  Plants adapt to attract the animals or insects that will pollinate them, thus forming seeds and ensuring that the plant will continue.  Some plants are pollinated … Continue reading

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