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Phragmites-That Alien Grass Among Us Natural History Hike
Despite this dry weather, one things persists at Mentor Marsh this summer-phragmites! Join Mentor Marsh Naturalists on our Sunday hike to learn
more about the natural history of this invasive plant.
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 12, we will explore Phragmites, “The Alien Grass Among Us” that is the dominant plant in Mentor Marsh and other local wetlands. Learn about the towering reed grass-Phragmites at this program. Does any wildlife use it? Are there any other uses of this plant? How can it be controlled? Our hike will take us on the Wake Robin Trail’s boardwalk to get a close up view of this invasive plant and view results of stewardship work at Mentor Marsh.
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 email@example.com.
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.