FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
JULY 20, 2010
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
BOB ROTATORI - 216-635-3263 -or-
JESSICA PIKE - 216-635-3275
Cleveland Metroparks invites "busy beavers" to take time
out of their busy schedules to learn more about North America's
largest rodent - the beaver - at the following free programs in
Beavers do it Best
Saturday, August 7 � 1 - 3 p.m.
Rogers Road parking lot � North Chagrin Reservation
Let's give beavers their due; they are superb water management
engineers! Wear sturdy, wettable shoes for this rugged 4-mile,
off-trail hike to see the work of beavers in the
ChagrinRiverValley. Children, 12 and under, should have adult
supervision to attend the event. Rogers Road parking lot is located
off Rogers Road in North Chagrin Reservation, off Chagrin River
Road, between Chardon Road/Route 6 and Wilson Mills Road in Gates
Mills. For more information, call 440-473-3370.
North America's Largest Rodent!
Sunday, August 8 � 4 - 5 p.m.
Rocky River Nature Center � Rocky River Reservation
Take a hike with a naturalist in search of the beaver, North
America's largest rodent. Evidence of beaver is set all around
Cleveland Metroparks wetlands. Help find which of the four lodges
the beaver family is now stationed. Rocky RiverNatureCenter is
located at 24000 Valley Parkway in Rocky River Reservation, north
of Cedar Point Road in North Olmsted. For more information, call
The beaver is North America's largest rodent, and the world's
second largest, after the capybara of South America. Beavers are
heavy-set animals with small, rounded ears, short legs and large,
webbed hind feet. Beavers live in and around ponds, marshes,
rivers, and wetlands. They eat bark of such trees as beech, maple,
willow birch, alder, and aspen, as well as aquatic vegetation, buds
and roots. There is even a special flap of skin behind the front
teeth that allows bark gnawing underwater without getting a mouth
full of water or wood chips.Beavers communicate in a variety of
ways: postures, scent marking, vocalizations, and slapping their
tailes on water, which can be heard up to a mile away.
Learn more about North America's largest rodent with Cleveland
Metroparks - part of your life naturally.