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Learn about birding at Mentor Public Library

Lake County is a boon to birdwatchers. Hundreds of bird species call the Mentor Marsh, Mentor Lagoons Nature Preserve, Chagrin River Park, Girdled Road Reservation, Penitentiary Glen Reservation, Hell Hollow Wilderness Area and Holden Arboretum home. Learn how to find … Continue reading

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Kids can go on a snowshoe adventure at our Lake Branch

Want a cool adventure for kids when they’re off school for Presidents’ Day? How about snowshoeing? Our friends from Lake Metroparks will teach kids (third through sixth graders) how to use snowshoes during a special program at 2 p.m. on Monday, … Continue reading

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Meeting the nocturnal animals of Ohio

Lake Metroparks introduced us to some of the nocturnal birds and mammals that live in the Kevin P. Clinton Wildlife Center at Penitentiary Glen. The center receives and rehabilitates nearly 2,000 injured or orphaned animals each year. Those animals include rabbits, … Continue reading

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Bringing the barnyard to the library

There’s no better way to learn about farm animals than to see them up close. Fortunately, Mentor Public Library is a short drive from a farm that doesn’t mind taking some of its animals on the road—Lake Metroparks Farmpark, to be … Continue reading

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10 Favorite Places to Read Outdoors

I love autumn. Summer can get too hot; winter, too cold; and everything makes me sneeze in the spring. But autumn’s just about perfect. And one of my favorite things to do in the fall is read outside. I grab … Continue reading

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