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The King of Dinosaurs

Mentor Marsh Programs

The Carol H. Sweet Nature Center

April through October, Saturdays and Sundays from noon-5pm
November through March, first Sunday of the month from 11am-4pm

Free family nature hikes are offered from 2-3:30pm 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 rdonalds@cmnh.org.

UNDERSTORY GLORY

Sunday, April 24; 2-3:30pm

During a hike in our upland woods at the edge of the Marsh, let’s turn our focus to the forest floor to discover emerging springtime wildflowers and animals.


BALD EAGLE FEST

Sunday, May 1; noon-5pm

Celebrate Bald Eagles at our annual open house. Register for a guided hike to view our Marsh Eagle nest at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 or 3:30pm. Take part in hands-on activities and crafts to learn about Eagles, participate in a silent auction, visit conservation partners’ exhibits, and watch a live animal show. Food will be available for purchase.


MOTHERS IN NATURE

Sunday, May 8; 2-3:30pm

Learn about some of the animal mothers around us in the springtime. Discover which traits humans and native wildlife share and how they differ.

BIRDS, BIRDS, BIRDS

Sunday, May 15; 2-3:30pm

May is hopping with birds as our breeding populations and the ones migrating through are showing off their finest plumage and singing their beautiful songs. Explore the areas around the Marsh searching for these spring jewels!

CELEBRATE AMERICAN WETLANDS MONTH

Sunday, May 22; 2-3:30pm

Learn the importance of wetlands and why we protect and restore them. Hike the boardwalk to view and explore our Marsh.


PEEK AT LATE SPRING WETLANDS

Sunday, May 29; 2-3:30pm

Let’s explore vernal pools to see how life is progressing in our wetlands. We’ll actively scoop at the water’s edge looking for insects, amphibians and wetland plants. Wear footwear and clothing that can get muddy.