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You've never seen your springtime amphibians quite like this...

Imagine you're standing beside one of those temporary vernal pools at The West Woods. Now imagine the pool is literally bubbling with mate-seeking Wood Frogs and Spring Peepers. Now imagine you're down in the pool with them. Now imagine you're holding a flashlight and spying on them doing the same activity at night!

No need to imagine, friends – Chief Naturalist John Kolar went out and filmed this experience for you to enjoy!

Then head out to The West Woods yourself anytime April, May or June to walk near the pools for your very own candid spring wildlife experience. There's always something to see!


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Earth Day Celebrations
(April 19 & 22)

APPLICATIONS:
Nature Writing Contest
(entries due April 21)
Caveman Crawl 5K Trail Run (runners/walkers; 5K is June 8)
Nature Arts Festival (exhibitors)

Summer Camps

SPECIAL EXHIBIT:
Something's Afoot: Nature Just Can't Stay Put

Park & Building Closures

Job Openings

CROSS COUNTRY SKI GROOMING: When The Maple Highlands Trail or Orchard Hills Park are groomed, find updates on our Facebook wall.

ART SHOWS

Britta Franz' Artistic Eye Studio w/Jim Stadtlander & Diane Harto March 8 through May 12 at The West Woods Nature Center

FUNDRAISING

Annual Campaign

Restore Nassau Astronomical Observing Station

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NOTE: Dial 440-279-0814 for
non-emergency ranger calls.

Maple Town Tune Traders
Thursday, April 24, 7-10 PM
The West Woods, Oak Room A & B
Singers and musicians sign up for one of six 15 minute informal performance spots upon arrival starting at 7 PM.

Eclipses
Friday, April 25, 7-9 PM
Observatory Park, Robert McCullough Science Center
Did you know that Ohioans will have the chance to see both a lunar and a solar eclipse in 2014? Come and learn all about these fascinating alignments in the sky! If weather conditions permit, this indoor presentation will be followed by night sky observations using the Observatory Park telescopes.

Brownies: Wonders of Water Badge
Saturday, April 26, 9-11:30 AM
The West Woods, Mastin Classrooms
Brownies on their WOW leadership journey will be led by a naturalist as they explore water cycle, watersheds, water quality and wetlands and become inspired to care for and protect water as a precious resource for all living things.

-- program requires pre-registration

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