Hiram College

Friends of the Hiram College Field Station are sponsoring the following nature explorations over the next month. To register for any events, call Matthew Sorrick at 330.569.6003 or email him at sorrickmw@hiram.edu.

Nice and Easy Canoe Trip – May 28 (1:00-4:00pm)

Paddle on the serene upper Cuyahoga River near Burton.  The slow-moving state scenic river winds through extensive wetlands and bottomland forests near Russell Park in Geauga County. The tour is three miles long, and begins and ends at Russell Park on Rapids Road, two miles north of U.S. Route 422 in Troy Township.  Wildlife of the area includes river otters, beaver, mink, sandhill cranes, bald eagles, prothonotary warblers and more.

Registration is required ($15 for members & faculty/staff, $20 for non-members, $10 for students).

Black Brook Bushwack – June 4 (8:00-10:00am)

Explore a trail-less section of the Watershed Preserve on the east side of La Due Reservoir. This recently opened area has been closed to the public for many years.  Be prepared for brambles, mud and discovery.  Meet at the small parking lot just north of the bridge across Black Brook, about a third of a mile north of the intersection of Sheldon Rd. and Winchell Rd. in Mantua Township.

Registration is required ($4 for members & faculty/staff, $6 for non-members, free for students).

A Naturalist Buys an Old Farm – June 18 (9:00am-noon)

An abandoned farm is the perfect setting for a field naturalist to settle on. By applying good conservation and preservation techniques, the healing of the abandon farmland has resulted in the perfect setting for a living laboratory of natural history – a naturalist dream.  The Farm has a well-documented population of resident and transient fauna, including river otters, rare butterflies and beautiful and gentle milk snakes. Meet at the Parkman Community House on U.S. Route 422 just east of the state Route 528 intersection in “downtown” Parkman.

Registration is required ($4 for members & faculty/staff, $6 for non-members, free for students).