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Have you seen any Monarch butterflies yet this year?

Last year showed some signs of improvement in local populations, despite the continuous shortage of the species' critical milkweed host plant.

What can you do to help this species stick around? Watch the video at right, starring Chief Naturalist John Kolar, for some steps you can take. Then consider attending one of our two Sunday afternoon tagging programs: Monarchs and Meadow Insects on September 13 and the Monarch Discovery Hike on September 20. This way, YOU can help Monarch Watch track butterflies that start in Geauga County and successfully complete their tremendous journey to Mexico!

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Kelso Full Moon Canoe (Ages 10+ w/adult)
Friday, July 31, 8:30-10 PM
Burton Wetlands Nature Preserve, Grounds
As the sun sets, watch the "Blue Moon" rise over the beautiful waters of Lake Kelso.

Kayak LaDue (Ages 12+ w/adult)
Saturday, August 1, 9-11 AM
Search for waterfowl, eagles and other wildlife while paddling the waters of LaDue Reservoir.

Nature Arts Festival
Sunday, August 2, 10 AM-5 PM
The West Woods, Oak Room A & B
Don't miss this 24th annual festival, a day of Nature-inspired fine arts on display and for sale by regional artists! Media include woodcarvings, paintings, photography, handcrafted jewelry and other forms in various price ranges.

-- program requires pre-registration

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