Gorman Nature Center - Calendar of Events - Summer 2010 - Destination Mansfield – Richland County

Gorman Nature Center - Calendar of Events - Summer 2010

Sunday, July 11, 2010
2:00 pm

Gorman Nature Center
2295 Lexington Ave.
Mansfield, OH 44907

Presented By: Gorman Nature Center

Gorman Nature Center - Calendar of Events - 2010

Sunday, July 11th @ 2:00 p.m.
Insects: One million and one - a program and walk to learn "insect basics" from identification to mounting
Learn the "insect basics" that have resulted in insects being one of the most diverse and successful groups of organisms on earth. Join as we explore the trails of the Nature Center with nets, catching and identifying some the myriad of insects that can be found in our area at this time of year. Participants will learn the basics to mounting, identifying and beginning an insect collection.

Friday, July 23rd @ 7:30 p.m.
Pretty but poison, Tasty but Toxic - Get the scoop on common wild plants that are poisonous to touch or eat - join us for an evening plant walk.

Saturday, July 31st @ 8:30 a.m.
Walk the Wetlands - a field trip to explore the wetlands along the Black Fork River on the Rischland- Ashland County border- bring some boots- meet at GNC at 8:30 to carpool, or call for directions to meet there.

Wednesday, August 4th @ 7:00 p.m.
Curious Critters: Beautiful and Bizarre Animal Portraits - a nature photography program by David FitzSimmons.
David will present a slide show on his popular and ever- growing collection "Curious Critters" images, shots of insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals and other cute, interesting and bizzare creatures. This portrait series features up-close, ground-level views of intriguing animals, all photographed against white backgrounds. The striking photos encourage viewers to engage eye-to-eye with animals that are often overlooked or misunderstood. Audience members will recieve one free curious critters postcard.

Saturday, August 14th @ 9:00 a.m.
The Trees of South Park - a workshop to learn about common local trees found in Mansfield - with the Mohican Native Plant Society - at South Park on Brinkerhoff Ave. in Mansfield call GNC at 884-3764 for directions.

Saturday, August 21st @ 2:00 p.m.
The praying Mantis - An insect with Attitude - Learn about these strange creatures. Many insects prey on other insects for a living, but none with more panache then the Mantids.

Saturday, August 28th @ 8:30 p.m.
Mohican Bat Banding - At Mohican's covered bridge- watch as biologists capture, identify, band and release wild bats. This is always a fun evening excursion in the beautiful setting of Mohican's Covered Bridge. Join us as biologists capture, identify, band and release the bats that travel from afar to feed on the emergent aquatic insects of this local "wild place." With the aid of detectors participants will be able to listen in on the high frequency calls that the foraging bats emit. Bring a flashlight.

Wednesday, September 1st @ 7:30 p.m.
Live Music at GNC - By popular demand JIM MALCOLM is returning for another year brought to you by Highlands of Ohio Folk and Celtic Music Society
Tickets: $12.00 from Higlands of Ohio
Jim Malcolm performed at GNC last year, and many will want to return for more! He has been dubbed: The new male voice of Scotland.
Jim is the former lead singer of the popular Scottish band, Old Blind Dogs 

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