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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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Geauga Arts Council August 5 - 18 at The West Woods Nature Center
Jim Trombo: Nature's Graces and Rural Places (Photography) August 21 - October 19 at The West Woods Nature Center
Berea Fine Arts Club October 23 - January 5 at The West Woods Nature Center


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Geocaching in Geauga Parks
Saturday, August 29, 10 AM-12 PM
Big Creek Park, Cherry Room
Try your hand at geocaching, a high-tech game of hide & seek using a GPS (Global Positioning System).

Full Moon Program: The Sturgeon Moon
Saturday, August 29, 8-9:30 PM
Observatory Park, Robert McCullough Science Center
August's full moon is known as the "Sturgeon Moon," since it was once the season to harvest the Great Lakes sturgeon.

Natural Wonders Hike
Sunday, August 30, 7-8:30 PM
Burton Wetlands Nature Preserve, Grounds
Discover some of the natural wonders found in the wetlands, fields and forests of Burton Wetlands.

-- program requires pre-registration

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