FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 20, 2010 FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:BOB ROTATORI - 216-635-3263 -or- LAUREN HARRIS - 216-635-7014 Many people may not be aware that Cleveland Metroparks hasspecialists monitoring and managing the land and wildlife. Throughresearch and management, Cleveland Metroparks watches and cares forthe ever-changing landscape and biology of the Park District'sresources. Get behind-the-scenes information about some of the research andmonitoring projects overseen by the Natural Resources Division atfree special presentations, "Evening with theResearchers" at CanalWayCenter in Ohio & Erie CanalReservation. The "Evenings," presented every other month, are hostedby experts who know first-hand the challenges, concerns andvictories faced within the reservations of ClevelandMetroparks. "Evenings with the Researchers" programs are at 7:30 p.m.on the following dates: Wednesday, August 11:Habitat for Wood Ducks Artificial nest boxes are often used to supplement habitat forvarious migrant bird species. Wood ducks are cavity nesters thathave benefited greatly from the nest box program across thecountry. Learn about the wooden boxes placed in or near ClevelandMetroparks ponds and wetlands. Wednesday, October 13:Frogs and Fungus: Has the Global Amphibian Crisis ReachedCleveland? A pathogenic fungus is causing widespread amphibian mortalityin various parts of the world. A preliminary survey of this regionindicates local amphibians may not be affected dramatically, yet.But, will the frogs and salamanders of Cleveland Metroparks beaffected by the fungus causing global declines of amphibians? CanalWayCenter is located on Whittlesey Way, off the East 49thStreet entrance of Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation, between GrantAvenue and Canal Road in CuyahogaHeights. For more information, call 216-206-1000. Spend an "Evening with the Researchers" in ClevelandMetroparks - part of your life, naturally.