MARCH 8, 2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
BOB ROTATORI - 216-635-3263 - or -
DAN CRANDALL - 216-635-3274
March is known as the month that amphibians are on the
move. And, many are on the move to the free �Toad-ally�
Awesome Amphibians event on Saturday, March 26 from 2 to 9 p.m. at
NorthChagrinNatureCenter in North Chagrin Reservation in
Visitors can enjoy a variety of activities at this free event,
including over 40 live amphibians (see list below), the �Land
Invaders� movie at 6:15 p.m., a puppet show at 5:15 p.m., �Tadpole
Trivia� game at 5:45 p.m., children's crafts and activities from 2
to 5 p.m., and more!
And, visitors can choose from three awesome walks that meet at
NorthChagrinNatureCenter to hear and see amphibians at 7:15 p.m.
(space is limited):
- Salamander Migration Walk (bus meets at nature center) - 1-mile
hike - a bus takes a group to the
best place in North Chagrin Reservation for a slow-paced,
one-mile walk to watch spotted salamanders
and Jefferson's salamanders migrate to their breeding pools.
- Family Frog Walk - .5-mile hike - families with young children
can enjoy this short walk around
Sanctuary Marsh in search of spring peepers.
- General Amphibian Walk - 2-mile hike - wood frogs, red-spotted
newts, spotted salamanders, and
green frogs may all be found on this two-mile walk to vernal
pools in A.B. Williams Memorial Woods.
Or, visitors can go on a 2-mile Wood Frog Walk that meets at
Strawberry Picnic Area parking lot at 7:15 p.m. to enjoy North
Chagrin Reservation's great population of wood frogs and a chance
to see many of these beautiful frogs up close.
Featured live native and tropical amphibians on display at
�Toad-ally� Awesome Amphibians, include: pickerel frog,
fire-bellied toad, American toad, green frog, Malayan leaf frog,
red-eyed tree frog, bumblebee poison frog, Brazilian yellowhead
frog, pasco poison frog, imitator poison frog, clown tree frog,
ornate horned frog, cane toad, bull frog, blue poison frog, leopard
frog, intermediate poison frog, strawberry poison frog, golden
poison frog, Jefferson salamander, eastern newt, grey treefrog,
American toad, spotted salamander, northern leopard frog, and wood
Event-goers can also browse the great merchandise selections of
EarthWords Nature Shop, and enjoy a refreshment area.
NorthChagrinNatureCenter is located off Buttermilk Falls
Parkway, off the Sunset Lane entrance of North Chagrin Reservation,
off SOM Center Road/Route 91 in MayfieldVillage - south of the
I-90/Rte. 91 exit.
For more information, call 440-473-3370 or visit
March over to the �Toad-ally� Awesome Amphibians event and enjoy
amphibians on the move withCleveland Metroparks - part of
your life, naturally!