Crickets & Katydids:  the Insect Percussion Ensemble   Fri Aug 12   7-9 PM   Thayer Center   $   Cleveland Institute of Music professor and naturalist, Dr. Lisa Rainsong, will introduce the basic types of insect singers—crickets and katydids—and how to identify their songs and habitats.  One hour in classroom followed by one hour outdoors in Holden garden

Family Hike to Pierson Creek   Sun Aug 14   1-4 PM  Corning Visitor Center   Ages 8 and above   $  Bring a sense of adventure, waterproof boots and a change of clothes.  Join us as we walk in the creek to see where it ends up.  We’ll search for frogs and try to catch elusive crayfish.  All must be able to walk down steep hills and hike for two miles, often in the creek.

Wine and Cheese Night Hike   Fri Aug 19   8-11 PM   Thayer Center   $   Hike with Dan Donaldson along Holden’s diverse woodland trails in search of night sounds, animal sightings and learn a bit about the night time ecosystem.  After the hike, enjoy a selection of wines, non-alcoholic beverages, fresh fruit and gourmet cheeses.  Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather, rain or shine.

Potluck with Your Pooch    Tues Aug 23   4:30-7 PM   Shelter House   $   Bring your pooch to enjoy a casual nature hike with Julie Dougherty to look for summer wildflowers and to identify trees.  We will finish with a potluck dinner in the shelter house.  Please bring a dish to share.  Beverages provided

Stebbins Gulch:  Hike through Geologic History            Sat Aug 28   1-4 PM   Corning Visitor Center   $    Follow the streambed as it cuts through bedrock dating back millions of years and explore the plant communities resulting from this special geological feature.  This a rigorous hike requiring a good degree of physical fitness and balance.  Proper footwear is imperative and should be appropriate for climbing, walking through mud and high water conditions.  We strongly suggest high waterproof boots.  No children under 12.  Rugged 3 miles.

Admission is free with non-member registration.  More info, directions and registration at 440 602-3833 or at www.holdenarb.org


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