If you created an autumn bucket list, what would inspire fall fun for you?

Lorain County Metro Parks posted beside a sun-speckled woodland photograph an “Autumn bucket list” in a Kids and Family section of the “Arrowhead” bimonthly newsletter and activity schedule. What a beautiful idea! Items on their list include: Look for nocturnal wildlife on a full moon hike Take pictures of different types of autumn leaves Tag a monarch for butterfly conservation Make a scarecrow Walk the … Continue reading If you created an autumn bucket list, what would inspire fall fun for you?

Head to Nielsen Observatory for some star-gazing

Head out toΒ Nielsen Observatory at Lorain County Metro Parks’s Carlisle Reservation for free astronomy programs co-sponsored by Black River Astronomical Society. An August Skies program is 10 p.m. to midnight Aug. 9 with a cloud date of Aug. 10, or 10 p.m. to midnight Aug. 30 with a cloud date of Aug. 31. Two high-powered telescopes are available for star gazing. No registration is required … Continue reading Head to Nielsen Observatory for some star-gazing

Garden spot programs encourage learning new tricks with a trowel

Learn from the elbow grease of other gardeners at garden spot programs at Miller Nature Preserve, a Lorain County Metro Park at 2739 Center Road in Avon. Topics of the short programs 10:30-11 a.m. include: * Bog plants, July 31 * Butterfly host plants, Aug. 5 * Annuals/perennials, Aug. 14 * Garden pests, Aug. 19 * Arid room plants, Aug. 28 A $2 conservatory admission … Continue reading Garden spot programs encourage learning new tricks with a trowel

Try cooking classes at Miller Nature Preserve

If you enjoy adding new skills during the summer then try cooking classes in the Orchid Room at Miller Nature Preserve at 2739 Center Road in Avon. Examples include: * Homemade pizza 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 23 * Zucchini 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 29 or 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 30 * No bake desserts 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 5 or 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. … Continue reading Try cooking classes at Miller Nature Preserve