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Wildlife Ambassador Profile: Olivia the Barred Owl

Olivia the Barred Owl is one of our newest Raptor Center residents. Olivia came to Lorain County Metro Parks September 2019, transferred from the Medina Raptor Center.  It is estimated that this bird hatched in 2017 although it remains a … Continue reading

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Wildlife Ambassador Profile: Stewart the Barred Owl

Stewart the Barred Owl is one of our few wildlife program ambassadors to call Lorain County Metro Parks home that were hatched in a different state. He was found in a ditch in Murray, Kentucky on June 1, 2007.  Stewart … Continue reading

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Wildlife Ambassador Profile: Smokey the Eastern Screech-owl

He may look like a cute, baby owl, but don’t let his size fool you! Smokey the Eastern Screech-owl is a full sized owl. In fact, he is 15 years old this year, making him very much a senior citizen … Continue reading

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Wildlife Ambassador Profile: Havoc the Peregrine Falcon

Havoc is our only resident falcon, although Peregrine Falcons are just one of three falcon species that call Ohio home. The other falcons to grace our skies are the American Kestrel and the less common Merlin.  Havoc came from a … Continue reading

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Wildlife Ambassador Profile: Calli

The Raptor Center of Lorain County Metro Parks, located at the Carlisle Visitor Center in LaGrange, is a facility dedicated to the professional care and management of non-releasable raptors. All the birds here in human care have sustained permanent injuries … Continue reading

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Wildlife Ambassador Profile: Luke

The Raptor Center of Lorain County Metro Parks, located at the Carlisle Visitor Center in LaGrange, is a facility dedicated to the professional care and management of non-releasable raptors. All the birds here in human care have sustained permanent injuries … Continue reading

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Wildlife Ambassador Profile: Aphrodite

The Raptor Center of Lorain County Metro Parks, located at the Carlisle Visitor Center in LaGrange, is a facility dedicated to the professional care and management of non-releasable raptors. All the birds here in human care have sustained permanent injuries … Continue reading

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Thank you, Turkey Vultures!

You may not get excited seeing vultures soaring in the sky above you because of how vultures are portrayed in movies. What you may not realize is that these animals do a huge service for us by cleaning up roadsides … Continue reading

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Raptor Center to open June 15th

We are happy to announce that the Lorain County Metro Parks Raptor Center courtyard will reopen Monday, June 15. The Raptor Center, located next to the Carlisle Visitor Center in LaGrange, will be open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., daily. The Carlisle … Continue reading

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Tram Rides at Schoepfle Garden

Schoepfle Garden is again offering garden tram rides! Pre-registration is required and no walk-ons will be accepted.  We do strongly recommend that all participants provide and wear a mask/face covering and practice social distancing.  Rides will be approximately 20 minutes with … Continue reading

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