Cedar Bog Nature Preserve’s Education Center will reopen its doors on Wednesday, Feb. 1. An exciting lineup of workshops are planned for calendar year 2017.
To kick off the year, Ohio History Connection Natural History Curator Dave Dyer will share his experience on “A 2,000 Mile Voyage Down the Yukon River” on Saturday, Jan. 14 at 10 a.m. The natural history of the river, the effect of climate change on the Arctic, and people of the region are just a few of the topics Dave will cover. In addition, he will share how to prepare and carry out such an ambitious endeavor. Dave’s words and photos will give participants the opportunity to experience some of the remote areas of Alaska accessible only by river or air. Cost is $10 per person or $5 for Ohio History Connection or Cedar Bog Association members.
The annual Skunk Cabbage Walk will be Sunday, Feb. 26, at 1 p.m. and tours will be led by Site Manager Tracy Bleim and Certified Volunteer Naturalist Jim Lemon. Check out our first bloom at Cedar Bog!
In March, Cedar Bog will be offering “Cultural Heritage at Cedar Bog: A Morning with the Shawano Wisdom Keepers” on Saturday, March 11, at 10 a.m. Jim Great Elk Waters and Kelly Talking Heron have authored or co-authored several books, including one of the Top 100 Native American titles of All Times, View from the Medicine Lodge. Jim has a long list of achievements in the television and movie industry, with over 100 credits in acting, screen/play writing and production, including the Disney production of Pocahontas. Together, the Shawano Wisdom Keepers represent the Balanced Life concept they bring to presentations and Path to Powaka Experiences. Seats are limited for this event and pre-registration is required. The cost is $47 per person.
The Earth Day Art Show and Bike Tour will be held on Saturday, April 29. Local artists will share their creations and proceeds from their sales benefit the Cedar Bog Association. A Bike Tour kicks off the event and all proceeds from the Bike Tour go toward school transportation costs to take field trips to Cedar Bog. Free Naturalist led tours will be held hourly along with Free Admission all day long.
Don’t forget Cedar Bog’s Showy Lady Slipper Orchid. Our Orchid Walk is scheduled for two days this year. Visit us on Saturday, June 3 at 11 am or Sunday, June 4 at 2 pm. to learn about our orchids of Cedar Bog, which boasts one of the largest populations of Showy Lady Slipper Orchids in the state.
Jim Lemon will be offering Moth Nights on the Second Fridays of each month starting in May through August. This free event is always full of interesting insect facts!
Bring your kids in July to our “Family Fun Day at Cedar Bog” on Saturday, July 22 where a $35 membership fee gets you membership into Cedar Bog for a year, food, and educational fun.
If you like painting, join us on Sept. 10 at 2 p.m. for our Mellow Yellow Walk followed by a Sip and Paint class with Kimberly Ortiz at 3:30 .pm. Adults and children are invited to participate in this artistic adventure.
To round out the year, don’t forget to bring your entire family to Boo in the Bog, which is slated for Friday and Saturday, Oct. 13 & 14 for a non-scary night walk on the boardwalk.
For more information on events at Cedar Bog, please call 937-484-3744 or email [email protected]
Submitted by the Cedar Bog Nature Preserve.