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Butterfly Bonanza Hike at Mentor Marsh
Despite this dry weather, one good thing persists at Mentor Marsh this summer-butterflies! Join a Mentor Marsh Naturalist and guest butterfly expert on our Sunday hike to learn more about butterflies and providing habitat for them.
Mentor Marsh Sunday hikes are offered every Sunday, April-October from 2-3:30 p.m. and begin at the Mentor Marsh Nature Center at 5185 Corduroy Road, Mentor.
On Sunday, August 19, we will be “Scouting for Butterflies in the Marsh”. Join local butterfly enthusiast, Mary Ann Wagner for a butterfly hike at Mentor Marsh. Starting at
the Mentor Marsh Nature Center, we will view native plantings designed to attract butterflies and other pollinators and will explore the connection of providing nectar and host plants for these winged critters.
Restored areas in the Marsh also provide ample nectar and host plants, so we will venture out to the Wake Robin Trail’s boardwalk looking for butterflies, too. On our way, we will scout for both butterflies and caterpillars and tag
monarchs along the way. Registered participants will receive butterfly identification materials.
Mentor Marsh Nature Center programs are family friendly and all are invited. Activities will be held rain or shine and will only be cancelled in the event of severe weather. Reservations are requested for all programs. For questions or to make a reservation, please contact the Mentor Marsh Nature Center at 440-257-0777 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mentor Marsh State Nature Preserve’s mission promotes stewardship of Mentor Marsh for its environmental and aesthetic value and provides educational, scientific and recreational opportunities for visitors to the unique ecosystem and interactive nature
preserve. Visit the Mentor Marsh State Nature Preserve web site at www.cmnh.org, search for Mentor Marsh or find us on Facebook at Mentor Marsh.
More About Mentor Marsh Nature Preserve
The Mentor Marsh Nature Preserve has been in the care of the state and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History (CMNH) since 1966. At 850 acres, Mentor Marsh is the largest coastal wetland in northeast Ohio and over 650 acres is managed as a State Nature Preserve. The Preserve's nature center is operated by CMNH and a local Board of Managers. It is open the first Sunday of every month from 11am to 4pm from November to March. From April to October, it is open on every Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Naturalists lead walks through the preserve at 2 p.m. every Sunday the nature center is open. Field trips and class lessons on the Mentor Marsh can be arranged by appointment. Volunteers are welcome! No dogs or bikes are permitted in the State Nature Preserve.
Other events here
- Celebrate Wetlands Tomorrow, May 19, 2:00 pm–3:30 pm