HOLDEN ARBORETUM FOREST EXPLORATIONS PHOTO TOUR

Sunday  OCT 16 & NOV 20  1-4 PM  Magnificence on the Mountain Corning Visitor Center  (CVC)     $5/members   $10/nonmembers   HIK102     Discover the rich natural and social history of Little Mountain.  Unique geological formations, diversity of plant life and its historic use as a resort make this a spectacular natural site in any season.

Sunday  OCT 2 & Saturday  NOV 12   1-4 PM   Stebbins Gulch:  A Hike through Geologic History    CVC   $5/members   $10/nonmembers   HIK101       Rugged, three miles.  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 is 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.

Saturday   OCT 15   2-4:30 PM  Blazing Paddles:  Canoeing through the Amish Hills         Meet at site, directions sent on registration   Bob Faber $35/members         $45/nonmembers           NAT148   Moderate, 3 miles  Previous experience necessary   The woodlands surrounding the East Branch Reservoir of the upper Cuyahoga River will be ablaze with fall colors.  This quiet refuge is the home of bald eagles, osprey, river otters, mink, beaver and a variety of other wildlife.  The numerous coves, islands and the uninhabited shoreline is the perfect setting for an easy going fall color canoe trip.  Fee includes all canoeing equipment and naturalist guide.  Limited to 12 participants, ages 12 and older.

Saturday   OCT 22   8 AM to 4 PM     Falling Leaves and Falling Water Photo Tour          Meet at site, directions sent on registration          Ian Adams                 $65/members                 $80/nonmembers    (Reconvene Wednesday NOV 2   7 to 9 PM)     ART421      Join Adams, author of the new book, A Photographer’s Guide to Ohio, for a one-day photo tour of some of his favorite places for fall photography in and around Lake County.  We’ll visit Hach-Otis State Nature Preserve, with great views of the Chagrin River, Indian Point with equally fine views of the Grand River, as well as Chair Factory Falls and Paine Falls.

Adams will share tips through an initial power point presentation and on location for photographing fall color and waterfalls.  We’ll reconvene at Holden to review some of your photographs taken on the photo tour and learn about some Photoshop techniques for fine-tuning your fall photographs.

Register at holdenarb.org by clicking on “registration” or by calling 440 602-3833 daily between 9 AM to 5 PM.

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