Blackbrook Audubon Society January IBA Walk

Blackbrook Audubon invites birders of all levels to their monthly walk at Chagrin River Park Sunday, January 27th at 8:00 a.m. As the local chapter of National Audubon Society, Blackbrook is monitoring avian life in this Lake Metropark property to benefit the Chagrin River Corridor IBA, or Important Bird Area. Everyone living within the Chagrin … Read more

Blackbrook Audubon Explores the Cuyahoga River in The Flats

Blackbrook Audubon will visit several sites along the Cuyahoga River in the Flats on a quest for unusual gulls, ducks or other winter visitors. Everyone is invited to meet at Merwin’s Wharf, a Cleveland Metroparks restaurant on the East Bank of the Cuyahoga, 1785 Merwin Avenue at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, January 19th. Participants will caravan … Read more

Blackbrook Audubon Society Focuses on the Spotted Turtle

Blackbrook Audubon will offer a free presentation 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 15th on how a dozen park districts and conservation organizations are collaborating to restore the spotted turtle to Northeast Ohio. Listed as a threatened species by the Ohio Division of Wildlife, spotted turtles find fewer wetlands to breed in and endure losses from higher … Read more

Blackbrook Audubon Highlights Great Blue Herons

Citizen scientists Rob and Peg Bobel will present “The Return of the Great Blues” for Blackbrook Audubon’s program at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 20th at Holden Arboretum. This husband and wife team has been monitoring Great Blue Heron nests in Cuyahoga Valley National Park for over 20 years. They will share a behind-the-scenes look at successes, tragedies, and … Read more

Blackbrook Audubon IBA Walk

Blackbrook Audubon Society is seeking help in discovering what birds are soaring overhead and migrating through one of the Lake Metroparks properties. Blackbrook invites everyone to their monthly walk at Chagrin River Park. As the local chapter of National Audubon Society, Blackbrook is monitoring avian life in this park to benefit the Chagrin River Corridor … Read more

Audubon Migrates to Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Blackbrook Audubon will look for migrating birds in Ohio’s only national park, Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The day will begin 9:00 a.m. at Beaver Marsh when everyone meets at the Ira Trailhead parking lot, 3801 Riverview Rd., Peninsula. Ira Trailhead is on the east side of Riverview Rd. We will visit other nearby locations in … Read more

Blackbrook Audubon Offers Trio of Topics

Blackbrook Audubon Society invites everyone to hear three mini presentations. Attendees will learn from a short video how buying their coffee from a shaded farm will support winter habitat for their favorite summer songbirds. Courtney Brennan, the Collections Manager for the Ornithology Department at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, will enlighten the audience on … Read more

Blackbrook Audubon Ambles to Acacia Reservation on September 30

Blackbrook Audubon invites birders of all levels to join us on this inaugural visit to one of Cleveland Metroparks newer sites, Acacia Reservation. Blackbrook will meet at the kiosk by the parking lot at 8:00 a.m. Once a golf course, this park has been transformed and continues to experience habitat upgrades. The west branch of … Read more

Pawpaws A to Z: A Unique Tropic Tree

Blackbrook Audubon will begin its 2018-19 season with an introduction to the pawpaw tree by Trevor Wearstler, Blackbrook’s secretary and naturalist for Geauga Park District. The pawpaw belongs to the tropical tree family of custard-apples, but is cold tolerant. It’s fruit is North America’s largest edible fruit and has a fascinating natural history. In 2009, … Read more