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February features feathered-friend programs at Summit Metro Parks

Published: February 2, 2017 2:39 AM
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Summit Metro Parks naturalists are hosting a variety of bird-related programs for all ages next month, including the following activities:

Friday, February 3, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
OWL PROWL
Wood Hollow Metro Park
2121 Barlow Rd., Hudson
Explore for owls with a naturalist. Patience and silence are essential. Program for ages 6 and older. No dogs, please. For information, call 330-865-8065.

Saturday, February 4, 9 - 11 a.m.
COFFEE WITH THE BIRDS
Liberty Park / Nature Center
9999 Liberty Rd., Twinsburg
Join us for a peaceful morning discussion at the wildlife viewing area, and find out why it's a favorite of our winged winter residents. Bring a mug. Coffee is provided. For information, call 330-865-8065.

Saturday, February 4, 1 - 2:30 p.m.
RUSTY BLACKBIRD BIRD WALK
Firestone Metro Park / Tuscarawas Meadows Area
2620 Harrington Rd., Akron
Join a naturalist to search for the beautiful yellow eyes of the rusty blackbird, a declining species that winters in Firestone Metro Park. All other birds will be a bonus. Binoculars recommended. For information, call 330-865-8065.

Wednesday, February 8, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
KINDEREALM: OWLS
Firestone Metro Park / Coventry Oaks Area
40 Axline Ave., Akron
Children 3 to 6 and their adult companions discover the owls "whooo" are raising young this time of year. Includes a hike and craft. Please make other arrangements for younger children unable to remain in infant seats or strollers. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 1/28. For information, call 330-865-8065.

Friday, February 10, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. & 1 - 2 p.m.
KINDEREALM: OWLS
F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm / Visitors Center
1828 Smith Rd., Akron
Children 3 to 6 and their adult companions discover the owls "whooo" are raising young this time of year. Includes a hike and craft. Please make other arrangements for younger children unable to remain in infant seats or strollers. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 1/28. For information, call 330-865-8065.

Saturday, February 11, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
KINDEREALM: OWLS
F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm / Visitors Center
1828 Smith Rd., Akron
Children 3 to 6 and their adult companions discover the owls "whooo" are raising young this time of year. Includes a hike and craft. Please make other arrangements for younger children unable to remain in infant seats or strollers. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 1/28. For information, call 330-865-8065.

Saturday, February 11, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
THRUSH AND FLYCATCHER I.D.
F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm / Visitors Center
1828 Smith Rd., Akron
Brush up on thrushes and their flycatcher look-a-likes. Join a naturalist for identification tips, songs and habitats. Good for new and experienced birders to refresh their skills. For information, call 330-865-8065.

Sunday, February 12, 12 - 2 p.m.
PINECONE BIRD FEEDERS
Liberty Park / Nature Center
9999 Liberty Rd., Twinsburg
Join a naturalist to make pinecone feeders for the birds. For information, call 330-865-8065.

Saturday, February 18, 1 - 2:30 p.m.
REPURPOSED BIRD FEEDER WORKSHOP
F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm / Visitors Center
1828 Smith Rd., Akron
Join a naturalist to learn how to attract birds to your yard in winter, and to create a take-home bird feeder out of repurposed materials. Bring an old coffee mug or tea cup if possible; some will be provided. For information, call 330-865-8065.

Sunday, February 19, 1 - 3 p.m.
BALD EAGLE OPEN HOUSE
Liberty Park / Tinkers Creek State Nature Preserve
1230 Old Mill Rd., Aurora
Swing by any time between 1 and 3 p.m. to learn about bald eagles, and hopefully catch a glimpse! For information, call 330-865-8065.

Monday, February 20, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
KINDEREALM: OWLS
Goodyear Heights Metro Park / Goodyear Lodge
2077 Newton St., Akron
Children 3 to 6 and their adult companions discover the owls "whooo" are raising young this time of year. Includes a hike and craft. Please make other arrangements for younger children unable to remain in infant seats or strollers. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 1/28. For information, call 330-865-8065.

Tuesday, February 21, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
KINDEREALM: OWLS
Liberty Park / Nature Center
9999 Liberty Rd., Twinsburg
Children 3 to 6 and their adult companions discover the owls "whooo" are raising young this time of year. Includes a hike and craft. Please make other arrangements for younger children unable to remain in infant seats or strollers. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 1/28. For information, call 330-865-8065.

Friday, February 24, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
TAILING NIGHT TALONS
Silver Creek Metro Park / Pheasant Run Area
5000 Hametown Rd., Norton
A naturalist will attempt to call owls using recordings, with hope that owls will respond. Patience and silence are essential. For ages 6 and older. No dogs, please. For information, call 330-865-8065.

Sunday, February 26, 12 - 2 p.m.
COFFEE WITH THE BIRDS
F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm / Visitors Center
1828 Smith Rd., Akron
Join us for a peaceful morning discussion at the wildlife viewing area, and find out why it's a favorite of our winged winter residents. Bring a mug. Coffee is provided. For information, call 330-865-8065.


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