Monthly Archives: February 2014

SNOWSHOE RENTALS CANCELLED FOR 2/22/14

While the white stuff is still visible on the ground, there’s just not enough of it for Snowshoeing.  For that reason, SNOWSHOE RENTALS at FCR’s French Creek Nature Center has been cancelled for today.  Dependent upon tonight’s weather, rentals between 9 … Continue reading

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Girl’s Night Out at Miller Nature Preserve

If you enjoy good food and some pampering ideas, make your reservation to be part of the Girl’s Night Out on Feb. 26 from 6-9 pm.  You can try a mini massage, makeup,  have your fortune told, or find a … Continue reading

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Vermilion River Reservation Closed

ALERT! Vermilion Road and Banks Road have been closed by the Lorain County Engineer due to an ice jam and flooding. Vermilion River Reservation is CLOSED and tonight’s (2/21/14) Fireside Storytelling program has been canceled. Sorry for any inconvenience this may … Continue reading

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Tis the Season for Maple Sugaring

Although it feels like winter is never going to end, the calendar begs to differ (33 days till spring!) and mid-February means “maple sugaring time” at the Carlisle Visitor Center! In preparation for the beginning of our annual Maple Sugaring … Continue reading

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Signs of Valentine’s Day in Nature

This intact, heart-shaped mud dauber wasp nest was found after it had gone through a machine that makes hay bales. The nest will continue to be on display in Carlisle Visitor Center’s ‘Wildlife Observation Area’ through February. Wishing you and … Continue reading

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Suet Cake Donation

Lorain County Metro Parks would like to THANK the customers of Rural King in Elyria for recently donating over 400 suet cakes during Rural King’s “support your neighborhood” donation program. We are touched by your kindness & generosity. From downy, … Continue reading

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Orchid Blooms

  This Epicattleya orchid is a hybrid combining an Epidendrum and Cattleya orchids.  The result is lovely.  This orchid is called “flame thrower”.  Do you see the “flame”?   The second picture is a Brassiocattleya hybrid, combining the Brassio and Cattleya … Continue reading

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