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The King of Dinosaurs

Mentor Marsh Programs

The Carol H. Sweet Nature Center is open 11 am to 4 pm the first Sunday of the month November through March. From April through October, the Nature Center is open noon to 5 pm Saturdays and Sundays.

Free family nature hikes are offered from 2 to 3:30 pm every Sunday the Nature Center is open. Please meet at the Nature Center (5185 Corduroy Road, Mentor, Ohio) unless otherwise indicated. Reservations are requested for all programs and can be made by calling the Nature Center at (440) 257-0777 or emailing Rebecca Donaldson at


Sunday, August 2; 2 to 3:30 pm

Join us for an exploratory hike on Mentor Marsh’s boardwalk. We’ll look for insects crawling on plants, flying in the air and even swimming in the Marsh’s waters.


Sunday, August 9; 2 to 3:30 pm

Explore flowers and insect life in Mentor Marsh at the wood’s edge and in the prairie.


Sunday, August 16; 2 to 3:30 pm

Get a beginner’s course on nature observation and sketching. We’ll study the Nature Center’s prairie for an up-close exploration of summer’s blooms and insect life. No experience necessary!


Sunday, August 23; 2 to 3:30 pm

Do you hear the songs of insects? Listen and learn about the summer chorus of insects.


Sunday, August 30; 2 to 3:30 pm

Join us on a butterfly hike and monarch tagging at Mentor Marsh. We’ll explore how host plants provide nectar for butterflies and search for caterpillars too. Identification materials provided.