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Endangered Species Program - Pictures

Updated: Jul 15, 2021

Due to the weather, we had our first "Endangered Species" program inside of Oak Openings' Buehner Center by Mallard Lake!

Our host Kim talked about how important the Oak Openings Region is to our area, conservation efforts, endangered species, habitats, species that have thrived in our area, and so much more!

Did you know that hummingbirds chip pieces of bark off of trees and wind them together with spider webs to make their nests? How cool is that!!

Kim also brought in some fun artifacts and puppets to demonstrate the different species she was talking about. In the above photo, she has a Coyote puppet. We had fun making animals noises with her!

Kim also had some turtle shells to show off at the program. We learned that box turtles are in danger of becoming endangered species in Ohio.

Thank you so much, Kim! We had such a great time! Kim would like me to let the community know that any program costs at the Metroparks will be put towards maintaining animal habitats, conservation, and so much more.

Interested in going on the Endangered Species walk through the park? Register to go on the walk next week on Thursday, July 22 at 1:00 pm! This is open to grades K-5 so everyone can get a chance to go the walk! Participants meet at the Oak Openings Sand Dunes, at the corner of Girdham and Reed Rd. Be advised there's no parking lot there.

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