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In springtime, the only pretty ring time,
When birds do sing, hey ding a ding, ding;
Sweet lovers love the spring.

William Shakespeare knew all about the charm of the season in As You Like It – and so do all of our local wildlife, emerging from winter to go find a mate and make a go of another year!

Speaking of emerging, have you heard about this year's cicadas? It’s been 17 years since the Periodical Cicadas have made an appearance. In late May or early June 2016, Brood V will once again make its amazing, synchronous emergence, invading Geauga County and the eastern half of the state. Click here and add your name to the call list to get a call when the time is right for this incredible phenomenon!


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Caveman Crawl 5K Trail Run
(Sunday, June 12)

Youth Turkey Hunting Application

21st Annual Nature Writing Contest Application

Nature Arts Festival
Exhibitor & Farm-Artisan Market Applications

Park Board Meetings

Job Openings

SPECIAL EXHIBIT:
Home Sweet Habitat

ART SHOWS at
The West Woods Nature Center

Carol Prior & Barbara Mikin April 8 - May 30

Linda Merchant & Girl Scout Gold Project Student Artwork June 3 - June 25

Geauga Art Council Annual Juried Exhibition August 10 - October 9

Geauga Senior Center Painting Classes October 14 - December 31

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Weekly Wildflower Walk
Monday, May 2, 1-2:30 PM
The West Woods, Grounds
Watch the progression of spring on these weekly wildflower walks in different parks while learning some interesting folklore along the way.

Geauga Walkers
Tuesday, May 3, 1-2:30 PM
Big Creek Park, Deep Woods
Join other active seniors on weekly hikes in Geauga County and the surrounding area.

Equine Etiquette Instructional Trail Ride
Friday, May 6, 1-3 PM
Offsite
Riders will be given the opportunity to improve their horsemanship and riding skills for the trail as well as the show ring with equine clinician Patty Minter, USDF Silver Medalist trained in eventing, jumping and dressage.

-- program requires pre-registration

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