Spring is a great time of year to come out and play and witness the flurry of activity happening in nature. Wildflowers bloom, birds return to nest, and trees begin to bud. It's also a busy time for outdoor fun and adventure across Cleveland Metroparks 18 reservations. Programs range from evening campfires to gardening to bird hikes. Come solo or bring the whole family, there's something for just about everyone.
Here are just a few programs for you to discover in May:
Family Friday Night - Campfire Supper
Friday, May 23 � 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Nature Education Building � North Chagrin Reservation
Do you love dining out? Enjoy dinner and dessert cooked over an open fire in Cleveland Metroparks North Chagrin Reservation. While supper is cooking, work up an appetite on a one mile walk led by a naturalist. Registration by May 20 and $5 fee per person are required. For more information and registration, visit clevelandmetroparks.com.
Birding By Pontoon Boat
Saturday, May 24 � 7 - 8:30 a.m.
Hinckley Lake Boathouse � Hinckley Reservation
Climb aboard Cleveland Metroparks Floating Water Lab pontoon boat and enjoy an early morning bird float around Hinckley Lake. Look, listen and identify various birds. Limited quantities of binoculars are available to borrow. Registration beginning May 1 and $5 fee per person are required. For more information and registration, visit clevelandmetroparks.com.
Monday, May 26 � 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Rocky River Nature Center � Rocky River Reservation
Explore where the �wild things� live in Rocky River Reservation. Join Cleveland Metroparks naturalist Jen Brumfield on a �wild� ramble in ponds, through woods and along the banks of the Rocky River. Search for frogs, salamanders, bugs, birds and wildflowers. For more information, visit clevelandmetroparks.com.
For a complete list of Cleveland Metroparks activities and programs, visit clevelandmetroparks.com or check the monthly program listing in Cleveland Metroparks Emerald Necklace publication.