Explore Cleveland Metroparks West Creek Reservation and Watershed Stewardship Center while learning about native Ohio plants, animals and insects during the Backyard Biodiversity Bash from 3-7 p.m. Friday, September 18!
Learn how to turn your backyard into a more lively habitat with just a few native Ohio additions to your yard and garden! This FREE family friendly event, in partnership with the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, West Creek Conservancy and LEAP for Biodiversity features a bounty of special activities, indoor and outdoor learning stations, live music, wagon rides, food trucks and a native plant sale.
Bug, bird and plant identification experts will be on hand to answer questions as guests tackle the Bee Vision pollinator maze, dissect a flower to learn the secret of pollen, enjoy demonstrations on composting, map a rain garden, take a stroll with an urban forester and �launch� a seed ball into the meadow to help flowers bloom next spring.
Learn the �field art� of insect netting, pond dipping and bird watching at field stations with area experts to help identify what you find. Listen to live music from Musical Mark and The Family Dog, browse the native plant sale, purchase a tasty treat from the Wrap-it-Up or Honey Hut Ice Cream trucks, and take a guided tour around the reservation on a wagon ride.
The Watershed Stewardship Center is located at 2277 W. Ridgewood Drive in Parma. For more information, call (440) 887-1968, visit clevelandmetroparks.com or call (216) 635-3200.