Backyard Biodiversity Bash 2016

Your backyard can be a lively place with a few wild additions to your yard and garden! Learn how to improve your backyard habitat for wildlife while enjoying family-friendly learning stations, wagon rides, musical entertainment & food trucks.  Shop for native plants at local nurseries, expand your gardening knowledge.

Join us on Saturday, August 27, 2016 from Noon to 4 p.m.  for all of the above and more!

Indoor Activities (All activities ongoing unless noted)

  • 12:30 - 1:30 Shrink Your Lawn, Barb Holtz (Confluence Room)
  • 1:30 - 2:30 Virtual Native Garden Walk (Confluence Room)
  • 2 - 2:30 Musical Mark’s Nature Songs (Restoration Room)
  • 2:30 - 3:50 Disney Nature Film: “Wings of Life” (Confluence Room)
  • Noon - 4 Rain Garden Interactive (Map Room)
    • Ultra BEE Vision Maze (Upland Classroom)
    • Flower Academy (Wetland Classroom)
    • LEAP for Biodiversity & NEORSD (Exhibit Area)

Outdoor Activities (See map on reverse for more ongoing activities)

  • 1:45 Monarch Waystation Ribbon Cutting Ceremony (Monarch Bluff Picnic Area)
  • 3:00 Tree Steward Walk (meet at Quarry Work Yard)
  • Noon - 4 Restoration Wagon Tours every half hour (Traffic Circle and Bluebird Point parking lots)
    • Stream Sampling (meet at Wetland Bioblitz)
    • Ask a Bug Expert (Meadow Bioblitz)
    • Musical Mark (on the trail)
    • Native Plant Vendors: Perennials Preferred, Genius Loci, Native Roots, Ohio Prairie Nursery, and more

This event is supported by a partnership between Cleveland Metroparks, Northeast  Ohio Regional Sewer District, and West Creek Conservancy.

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