Upcoming Programs

Spring is on its way! Join us in exploring your Portage Parks, including some that aren’t yet open regularly. Give us a call for more information.

March 20, 7-9:00 pm Zodiac in the Sky

@ Morgan Preserve, SR 44 parking lot (Shalersville, 1/2 mile south of SR 303 on the east side of the road). Join Volunteer Naturalist Joe Malmisur and volunteer Sky Ranger Guy Gillespie on the first day of Spring in an exploration of constellations.

March 29, 7:30-9:30 On the Hunt for Amphibians

@ Dix Park 7318 SR 44 Ravenna Township. Join Volunteers Joe Malmisur and Matt Sorrick on the hunt for salamanders and frogs who are active and breeding if the conditions are right.

Guided Nature Hikes

March 15th – Signs of Spring @ Towner’s Woods 2:00pm-4:00pm

April 4th – Birding for the Ordinary Guy Bird walk – Berlin Lake Trail SR 224 7:30am

April 4th – Lunar Eclipse/Vernal Pool Skinny Dip (Frogs and Salamanders only)
Morgan Preserve Parking lot Rt. 44 8:00pm-10:00pm

April 11th – Birding for the Ordinary Guy Bird walk – Seneca Ponds 7:30 am

April 11th – Wildflower Scavenger Hunt – Shaw Woods – 10:30am – 12:30 pm

April 18th – Birding for the Ordinary Guy Bird walk – Morgan Preserve 7:30 am

April 25th- Birding for the Ordinary Guy Bird walk – Shaw Woods 7:30 am
Shaw Woods Directions:
Take Rt. 88 in Ravenna to Beechwood St., turn right on Beery Rd. Signs for Shaw Woods will appear on the right side of Beery Rd., about 1 mile from Beechwood sign.

April 25th- Come Celebrate Earth Day at Who’s Your Mama? Earth Day Festival in Downtown KentStop by the Portage Park District table and learn about animal tracks!
For more information go to: http://www.whosyourmama.org/

May 2nd – Birding for the Ordinary Guy Bird walk – Towner’s Woods 7:30 am