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Getting chilly out there, isn't it?

We know it can be hard to get outdoors when
the weather starts to change, but we've got you covered when it comes to motivation – head to The West Woods for the magical experience of having wild birds trust you enough to eat from your hand!

Our Bird in the Hand Feeding Station is a prime spot to interface with Nature, and it's so easy to do!

Just pick up a packet of bird seed at the front desk of The West Woods Nature Center and follow the signs to the feeder, about 1/10 mile. Feeding instructions are posted at the site.

Black-capped Chickadees are our most
common visitors, but who knows, maybe you'll get a Red-breasted Nuthatch. It's been a pleasure hearing and seeing them recently at
the nature center's feeders.

Enjoy –
and to our feathered friends, bon appetit!


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ART SHOWS at
The West Woods Nature Center

Geauga Senior Center Painting Classes October 14 - December 31

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Free wi-fi access is available at The West Woods Nature Center, Big Creek Park's Meyer Center & Observatory Park (SSID/name gcPUBLIC, password GCpublic)

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Timbertots: Black Bears
Sunday, January 22, 2-3 PM
Big Creek Park, Cherry Room
Preschoolers and their adults will have a blast discovering the wonders of Ohio's largest mammal, the black bear.

Ohio's Comeback Critters: Bobcats
Sunday, January 22, 2-3 PM
The West Woods, Oak Room A
After facing extirpation by 1850, Ohio's bobcat population is making a slow and steady rebound! Join Jamey Emmert and Laura Graber from the Ohio Division of Wildlife to learn more about this exciting and elusive creature of the forest.

Maple Town Tune Traders
Thursday, January 26, 7-10 PM
The West Woods, Oak Room A
Singers and musicians sign up for one of six 15-minute informal performance spots followed by jam session.

-- program requires pre-registration

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