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July 2022

Ohio Real Title Vibrant Places Series Hike: Blueberry Picking

July 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us at Messenger Century Farm for an evening devoted to blueberries! The Belew family, Bill & Dee and Billy & Amy, will welcome attendees to their farm for tours and blueberry picking. Come learn what it takes to grow acres of blueberries. Messenger Century Farm is a beautiful working farm that is under permanent conservation with the Western Reserve Land Conservancy. Advanced registration is required. All Land Conservancy events respect CDC guidelines and social distancing. Leaders: Bill & Dee…

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Zoom into Nature: Ohio’s Wild Orchids

July 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Most people think of the tropics when wild orchids are mentioned but did you know Ohio is home to nearly 50 different native species itself? Orchids comes in all shapes, sizes, and colors and often regarded as some of the world’s most stunning and popular plants. Join Andrew Lane Gibson for this virtual program as we explore Ohio’s Wild Orchids. Come find out what makes an orchid so special and explore the diversity of Ohio’s species, the numerous habitats they…

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Field Exploration: Moths

July 28 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Spend an evening exploring the diversity of moths with Naturalist Judy Semroc. We’ll set up different light stations at a private property in Columbia Station that holds a conservation easement with the Land Conservancy. Participants will take a short hike and then settle in to see which species of moths we attract at this 43-acre forest preserve. The Land Conservancy has protected 60,000 acres of land through conservation easements, which provide permanent, long-term protection for a property. Advanced registration is…

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August 2022

Field Exploration: Bat Survey

August 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for a unique evening as we survey the bat population at our Signature Blue Heron Preserve. Ecologist Jason Whittle will share is knowledge on bats and other wildlife that come out at night. In addition to bat banding, he will set up a light station to document moth diversity at the preserve. Blue Heron Preserve is located in Burton, OH. Event Details: Wednesday, August 3 from 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Leader: Jason Whittle, Wetland Ecologist, Summit Ecological…

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Zoom into Nature: Goldenrods & Asters

August 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us virtually for the presentation “Late Summer & Fall Plantings to Aid Pollinators & Migratory Species” with Judy Semroc. This program will discuss planting options for attracting and aiding migratory species and late season pollinators. It is especially important for our insect species to get enough food in order to make it through the Winter, so what we plant and cultivate can help them reach this goal. Natural history and plant attributes will be presented. Goldenrods, Asters and other…

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September 2022

Owls of the Eastern Ice by Jonathan C. Slaght (Virtual Book Event)

September 14 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Land Conservancy is pleased to partner with the Kirtland Bird Club of Northeast Ohio to host a virtual presentation and chat with author Jonathan C. Slaght about his book, Owls of the Eastern Ice: The Quest to Find and Save the World’s Largest Owl. From 2006-2010, Jonathan Slaght studied Blakiston’s fish owls in Russia for his Ph.D. degree at the University of Minnesota. Slaght’s memoir of his experiences, called Owls of the Eastern Ice, was published by Farrar, Straus,…

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Tree Care Work Day: Jack Rabbit Hill

September 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us in caring for one of our largest planting sites! We will be re-installing deer caging, pruning dead branches, weeding, mulching, and picking up trash. Depending on the weather, we will also water trees. This is essential care that will help our trees continue to thrive. We’ll provide tools, gloves, and snacks; however, we invite you to bring your own hand tools and gloves if you have them. Date and Time: Saturday, September 17 from 9 AM - 12…

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Field Exploration: Mushrooms

September 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join the Ohio Mushroom Society for a mini-foray at the Western Reserve Land Conservancy’s 116- acre Brown Conservation Easement in Greenfield Twp, Huron County. We’ll explore the property’s rich woods which contains a meandering tributary to the Huron River. The property also offers beautiful meadows and ponds. Our experts will end the day with detailed information about what we have gathered. Advanced registration is required. All Land Conservancy events respect CDC guidelines and social distancing. Event details: Saturday, September 17…

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Nature Quest: Monarchs (Ages 5+)

September 18 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Each September, Monarch butterflies make their journey south to Mexico. They are often seen in great numbers along our Lake Erie shoreline, where they stop to rest and refuel. Join Naturalist Judy Semroc for a Monarch tagging event at the Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve. If the weather cooperates, we will see large numbers of Monarchs—awarding all participants a chance to tag a butterfly! Regardless, we’ll enjoy a nature hike on the preserve. The 88-acre Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve (CLNP) is…

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Tree Care Work Day: AB Hart Elementary School

September 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This is another site that needs our love and care! We will be installing deer caging before the rutting season, weeding, refreshing mulch, adjusting stakes and ties, and cleaning up any litter on the two planting sites near the school. In addition to this, we will be planting a handful of trees that will replace the trees that didn’t make it through the summer. We’ll provide tools, gloves, and snacks; however, we invite you to bring your own gloves and…

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Ohio Real Title Vibrant Places: Forthofer Easement

September 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us at the Western Reserve Land Conservancy’s Forthofer conservation easement in Wellington, OH for a late summer hike. This 142-acre property contains a forest with a rich mix of trees, as well as meadows filled with attractive pollinator plants. If the weather is right, we’re sure to see lots of butterflies! The 142-acre Forthofer Conservation Easement is permanently protected by the Western Reserve Land Conservancy, which has protected over 70,000 acres of land in Northeast Ohio. Leaders: Judy Semroc,…

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October 2022

#Trees4CLE | Adopt a free tree for your yard this fall!

October 1 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Ridall Green Partnership, 2921 E 82nd St
Cleveland, OH 44104 United States
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Registration for our Fall 2022 Trees4CLE Tree Adoption event is live! We will be giving away 180 trees to Cleveland residents! Sign up HERE to apply.   Our vision is to increase the city of Cleveland’s tree canopy along with the social, economic, and environmental benefits that it provides. A desirable urban tree canopy is 40%, and Cleveland’s is at 19%. 70-80% of Cleveland’s tree canopy potential is on private property.  Our Trees4CLE Tree Adoption program enables us to generate…

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