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February Newsletter

Audubon Society of Greater Cleveland Presents
February Newsletter
Saturday Backyard Naturalists Series and Field Outings are free and open to the public.

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"Woodcock Watch"
Saturday, April 5, 2014, 7:30 PM (evening)
Led by Jim Tomko

Just as dusk turns to night the male Woodcocks put on their “dancin’ shoes” to woo the females with impressive flight displays. The wet fields at the Novak sanctuary are ideal breeding grounds for these upland shore birds. They begin with a ground dance and then rocket up into the night sky to circle and fly for a few moments before twittering and zipping back to earth. If the hen is sufficiently impressed, she will fly in to express her amazement and show her gratitude. You will be amazed at the show these little guys can put on! Meet at the Novak Sanctuary parking lot on the east side of Townline Rd. about a mile north of St. Rt. 82 on the Aurora/Mantua border.

"Frog Walk"
Saturday, April 12, 2014, 8:30 PM (evening)
Led by Jim Tomko

Get a spot in the audience for one of the most fantastic concerts in the area. The male frogs and toads are in full song to attract the females to their area of the pond. Spring Peepers, Western Chorus Frogs, American Toads, Northern Leopard Frogs, and Green Frogs should all be singing. We often hear owls, raccoons, and coyotes in this sanctuary at night. Northern Flying Squirrels are easier to see before the leaves emerge. Join us on this night hike for your listening pleasure. Meet at the Audubon parking lot on the north side of Pioneer Tr. in Aurora a few hundred yards east of Page Rd. in Aurora.




Audubon Society of Greater Cleveland invites you to our
Saturday Afternoon Backyard Naturalist Series

, April 6, 2014 from 2:00-4:00
"Frog Watch!"

Join Hiram College undergrads for a presentation on frogs, toads and other amphibians of NE Ohio. Learn about identification, habitat and conservation issues, just in time for the April 12th “Frog Walk” field trip! (See FIELD OUTING in the lefthand column)
SABN programs are held at the Novak Education Center, 381 Townline Road, Aurora.

Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 2:00-4:00 PM
"Climate Change Science, Ethics, and Solutions"

There has been an outpouring of scientific research about the perils of climate destabilization from global warming, yet humanity has largely failed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Dr. Beach will discuss why it has been so hard to act, and will suggest ways to think about transitioning our society to a low-carbon future.
SABN programs are held at the Novak Education Center, 381 Townline Road, Aurora.





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The Audubon Society of Greater Cleveland (ASGC) promotes the conservation and appreciation of birds and other wildlife through habitat preservation and educational activities. It is a chapter of the National Audubon Society and is one of northeast Ohio’s oldest continuously operating environmental organizations; founded in 1928. ASGC now has over 1,200 members throughout NE Ohio and owns over 500 acres of land protected as both Audubon Sanctuaries and Ohio State Nature Preserves. It restored and renovated a building located in the Audubon Blanche Katherine Novak Sanctuary as a regional Novak Education Center.

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