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Published: May 21, 2017 12:00 AM

Sunday, May 21, noon - 3 p.m.

WORLD TURTLE DAY

Liberty Park / Nature Center

9999 Liberty Rd., Twinsburg

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Celebrate our slow-moving friends, the turtles. Get to know the turtle species found in our parks, play games, make a craft, and learn why turtles need our help. For information, call 330-865-8065.

Sunday, May 21, noon - 1:30 p.m. & 2:30 - 4 p.m.

NATURE DRAWING FOR KIDS

F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm / Visitors Center

1828 Smith Rd., Akron

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Ages 6 to 12 join a naturalist-artist for this lesson in nature drawing. Paper and pencils will be provided. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 4/22. For information, call 330-865-8065.

Sunday, May 21, 12:30 - 3 p.m.

BEGINNING INSECT I.D.

Goodyear Heights Metro Park / Pioneer Area

550 Frazier Ave., Akron

Collect insects and learn to identify them using a field guide. Please bring your own jar, insect net and/or field guide, if you have them. For information, call 330-865-8065.

Monday, May 22, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

KINDEREALM: HUMMINGBIRDS

Goodyear Heights Metro Park/Goodyear Lodge

2077 Newton St., Akron

Children 3 to 6 and their adult companions celebrate the arrival of hummingbirds and learn why these little birds travel so far to raise their babies. Includes a craft and short hike. Please make other arrangements for younger children unable to remain in infant seats or strollers. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 4/14. For information, call 330-865-8065.

Tuesday, May 23, 7 - 9 p.m.

AKRON HISTORY: GLENDALE CEMETERY

Glendale Cemetery

150 Glendale Ave., Akron

Leaders from Summit Metro Parks and the Summit County Historical Society are your guides on this tour commemorating World War I soldiers. We will walk one mile along Mausoleum Row to IOOF Monument and back, visiting the graves of notable veterans. No restrooms are available at the cemetery. Maximum: 60 people. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 4/25. For information, call 330-865-8065.

Wednesday, May 24, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

KINDEREALM: HUMMINGBIRDS

Firestone Metro Park / Coventry Oaks Area

40 Axline Ave., Akron

Children 3 to 6 and their adult companions celebrate the arrival of hummingbirds and learn why these little birds travel so far to raise their babies. Includes a craft and short hike. Please make other arrangements for younger children unable to remain in infant seats or strollers. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 4/14. For information, call 330-865-8065.

Wednesday, May 24, 3 - 4 p.m.

OPOSSUM VS. POSSUM

Goodyear Heights Metro Park / Pioneer Area

550 Frazier Ave., Akron

Is it opossum or possum? Come discover the answer and learn about North America's only marsupial! For information, call 330-865-8065.

Wednesday, May 24, 7 - 9 p.m.

MEET ME IN THE GARDEN

F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm / Visitors Center

1828 Smith Rd., Akron

Join the Master Gardeners of Summit County to learn about tropical plants and how to care for them in Northeast Ohio. Presented by Jacqueline Kowalski, OSU Extension Educator. For information, call 330-865-8065.

Thursday, May 25, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

WILD IN THE WOODS

Goodyear Heights Metro Park / Pioneer Area

550 Frazier Ave., Akron

All ages can stop by our nature play area at Goodyear Heights and engage in fun, hands-on experiences with nature. A naturalist will be on hand to help guide your experience. Getting dirty is encouraged, so dress appropriately. For information, call 330-865-8065.

Thursday, May 25, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

A YEAR OF HERBS: MEDICINALS

F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm / Visitors Center

1828 Smith Rd., Akron

Herbs have been used throughout the years to heal many conditions. Join us to learn about some herbs that may help relieve some common ailments. For information, call 330-865-8065.

Friday, May 26, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. & 1 - 2 p.m.

KINDEREALM: HUMMINGBIRDS

F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm / Visitors Center

1828 Smith Rd., Akron

Children 3 to 6 and their adult companions celebrate the arrival of hummingbirds and learn why these little birds travel so far to raise their babies. Includes a craft and short hike. Please make other arrangements for younger children unable to remain in infant seats or strollers. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 4/14. For information, call 330-865-8065.

Friday, May 26, 6 - 8 p.m.

BANK SWALLOW WATCH

Cascade Valley Metro Park / Overlook Trail

354 Sackett Ave., Akron

Join a naturalist to view the aerial acrobatics of bank swallows. These small birds put on quite a show, diving through the air and flitting in and out of their nests in the steep, sandy riverbank. Some scopes and binoculars will be available. Good for spree credit. For information, call 330-865-8065.

Friday, May 26, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

CROAKING CHORUS FROG HIKE

Munroe Falls Metro Park / Lake Area

521 S. River Rd., Munroe Falls

Green frogs and bullfrogs begin to emerge in preparation for summer breeding season. Listen for their calls on a hike of Indian Spring Trail. For information, call 330-865-8065.

Saturday, May 27, 10 a.m. - noon

FLOWERS AND FERNS AND FUNGI OH, MY!

Munroe Falls Metro Park / Lake Area

521 S. River Rd., Munroe Falls

April showers bring more than flowers. Join a naturalist on a hike to look for seasonal wildflowers, ferns and fungi. Meet at the Indian Spring Trailhead. For information, call 330-865-8065.

Saturday, May 27, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

KINDEREALM: HUMMINGBIRDS

F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm / Visitors Center

1828 Smith Rd., Akron

Children 3 to 6 and their adult companions celebrate the arrival of hummingbirds and learn why these little birds travel so far to raise their babies. Includes a craft and short hike. Please make other arrangements for younger children unable to remain in infant seats or strollers. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 4/14. For information, call 330-865-8065.

Saturday, May 27, 2 - 3:30 p.m.

PAST PREDATORS OF OHIO

F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm / Visitors Center

1828 Smith Rd., Akron

Wolves, mountain lions, fishers? Come learn about the top predators that used to roam our great state! For information, call 330-865-8065.

Sunday, May 28, 10 - 11 a.m.

DOG-WALKING HIKE

Wood Hollow Metro Park

2121 Barlow Rd., Hudson

Follow a naturalist with your "Metro Pooch" for a laid back walk on Downy Loop Trail. Dogs must remain on leashes (8-foot max) at all times. For information, call 330-865-8065.

Sunday, May 28, 1 - 2:30 p.m.

WHISPERS FROM MOTHER NATURE

F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm / Visitors Center

1828 Smith Rd., Akron

Join a naturalist to see what Mother Nature has in store for us as we look towards June in the Metro Parks and in your back yard. For information, call 330-865-8065.

Sunday, May 28, 3 - 4:30 p.m.

GARDENING FOR WILDLIFE

F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm / Seneca Deck

1828 Smith Rd., Akron

Attract the birds, bees and everything in between to your yard this season. Take a tour of the Nature Realm grounds and learn the basics of wildlife planting. For information, call 330-865-8065.

Monday, May 29, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

SCHOOL'S OUT COOKOUT

F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm / Campfire Area

1828 Smith Rd., Akron

Celebrate Memorial Day at the Nature Realm! Bring your own hot dogs and buns to cook over an open fire, and we'll provide drinks and condiments. Then, hike to enjoy the sights and sounds of spring. For information, call 330-865-8065.

Monday, May 29, 1 - 3 p.m.

SPRING CLEANERS

F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm / Seneca Deck

1828 Smith Rd., Akron

Drop in and discover ways to clean without chemicals. Please bring an 8-ounce jar to take a sample home with you. Program will be in the auditorium if it rains. For information, call 330-865-8065.

Tuesday, May 30, 7 - 9 p.m.

AKRON HISTORY: GLENDALE CEMETERY

Glendale Cemetery

150 Glendale Ave., Akron

Leaders from Summit Metro Parks and the Summit County Historical Society are your guides on this tour commemorating World War I soldiers. We will walk one mile along Mausoleum Row to IOOF Monument and back, visiting the graves of notable veterans. No restrooms are available at the cemetery. Maximum: 60 people. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 4/25. For information, call 330-865-8065.

Wednesday, May 31, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

SPRING PLANTING IDEAS & PLANT SWAP

F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm / Visitors Center

1828 Smith Rd., Akron

Learn new ways to garden around your home. We will talk about a couple of vertical planting possibilities and ways to contain plants that spread quickly, like strawberries. Please bring plants or seeds to swap that are in some form of a container. For information, call 330-865-8065.


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