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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)

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

Summer Camps

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.


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


Annual Campaign

Restore Nassau Astronomical Observing Station

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

Annual Spring Bird Walk Series
Sunday, April 20, 7:30-9:30 AM
Frohring Meadows, Grounds
The second of six bird walks held in April and May to participate in a Greater Cleveland tradition since 1933.

Grandparents in the Park: Spring Break
Monday, April 21, 10-11:30 AM
The Rookery, Great Blue Heron Lodge
Grandparents and their grandchildren are invited out for a spring day in the park with fun indoor and outdoor nature activities and snacks.

Geauga Walkers
Tuesday, April 22, 1-2:30 PM
Big Creek Park, Deep Woods
Join other active seniors on weekly hikes in Geauga County and the surrounding area.

-- program requires pre-registration

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