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Youngstown, OH 44511 United States
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December 2017

Christmas Bird Count: Coffee With the Birds

December 16 @ 8:00 am - 8:45 am
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One event on December 16, 2017 at 8:45am

Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road
Youngstown, OH 44511 United States
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The Great Christmas Bird Count is a century old tradition with participants as far north as the Arctic Circle and as far south as the southern tip of Argentina. We Want You! to participate this year, right here at Mill Creek MetroParks. Feel free to pick and choose from any of our programs during the day. Coffee With the Birds at Ford Nature Center is a stationary bird feeder watch. Bring your favorite mug. Limited space, register by 12/14.

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Christmas Bird Count: Coffee With the Birds

December 16 @ 8:45 am - 9:30 am
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One event on December 16, 2017 at 8:45am

Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road
Youngstown, OH 44511 United States
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The Great Christmas Bird Count is a century old tradition with participants as far north as the Arctic Circle and as far south as the southern tip of Argentina. We Want You! to participate this year, right here at Mill Creek MetroParks. Feel free to pick and choose from any of our programs during the day. Coffee With the Birds at Ford Nature Center is a stationary bird feeder watch. Bring your favorite mug. Limited space, register by 12/14.

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Nature Photography Exhibit: Call for Photos

December 19 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 6, 2018

One event on December 24, 2017 at 12:00pm

One event on December 31, 2017 at 12:00pm

One event on January 7, 2018 at 12:00pm

Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road
Youngstown, OH 44511 United States
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$4 - $6

The 2018 Nature Photography Exhibit will be displayed from January 21 through April 1 in the Weller Gallery of the Davis Education & Visitor Center at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Original photos accepted for the following categories: Wild Animals, Wild Scenes, Plants - Wild or Not, Nature with a Human Touch, Mill Creek MetroParks Scenes, Black & White, and Young Photographers. Submit photos and fee per entry between 12/19 & 1/7 at Ford Nature Center. $4 R; $6 NR. Click here…

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Nature Photography Exhibit: Call for Photos

December 20 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 6, 2018

One event on December 24, 2017 at 12:00pm

One event on December 31, 2017 at 12:00pm

One event on January 7, 2018 at 12:00pm

Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road
Youngstown, OH 44511 United States
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$4 - $6

The 2018 Nature Photography Exhibit will be displayed from January 21 through April 1 in the Weller Gallery of the Davis Education & Visitor Center at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Original photos accepted for the following categories: Wild Animals, Wild Scenes, Plants - Wild or Not, Nature with a Human Touch, Mill Creek MetroParks Scenes, Black & White, and Young Photographers. Submit photos and fee per entry between 12/19 & 1/7 at Ford Nature Center. $4 R; $6 NR. Click here…

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Nature Photography Exhibit: Call for Photos

December 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 6, 2018

One event on December 24, 2017 at 12:00pm

One event on December 31, 2017 at 12:00pm

One event on January 7, 2018 at 12:00pm

Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road
Youngstown, OH 44511 United States
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$4 - $6

The 2018 Nature Photography Exhibit will be displayed from January 21 through April 1 in the Weller Gallery of the Davis Education & Visitor Center at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Original photos accepted for the following categories: Wild Animals, Wild Scenes, Plants - Wild or Not, Nature with a Human Touch, Mill Creek MetroParks Scenes, Black & White, and Young Photographers. Submit photos and fee per entry between 12/19 & 1/7 at Ford Nature Center. $4 R; $6 NR. Click here…

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Nature Photography Exhibit: Call for Photos

December 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 6, 2018

One event on December 24, 2017 at 12:00pm

One event on December 31, 2017 at 12:00pm

One event on January 7, 2018 at 12:00pm

Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road
Youngstown, OH 44511 United States
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$4 - $6

The 2018 Nature Photography Exhibit will be displayed from January 21 through April 1 in the Weller Gallery of the Davis Education & Visitor Center at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Original photos accepted for the following categories: Wild Animals, Wild Scenes, Plants - Wild or Not, Nature with a Human Touch, Mill Creek MetroParks Scenes, Black & White, and Young Photographers. Submit photos and fee per entry between 12/19 & 1/7 at Ford Nature Center. $4 R; $6 NR. Click here…

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Nature Photography Exhibit: Call for Photos

December 23 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 6, 2018

One event on December 24, 2017 at 12:00pm

One event on December 31, 2017 at 12:00pm

One event on January 7, 2018 at 12:00pm

Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road
Youngstown, OH 44511 United States
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$4 - $6

The 2018 Nature Photography Exhibit will be displayed from January 21 through April 1 in the Weller Gallery of the Davis Education & Visitor Center at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Original photos accepted for the following categories: Wild Animals, Wild Scenes, Plants - Wild or Not, Nature with a Human Touch, Mill Creek MetroParks Scenes, Black & White, and Young Photographers. Submit photos and fee per entry between 12/19 & 1/7 at Ford Nature Center. $4 R; $6 NR. Click here…

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Nature Photography Exhibit: Call for Photos

December 24 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 6, 2018

One event on December 24, 2017 at 12:00pm

One event on December 31, 2017 at 12:00pm

One event on January 7, 2018 at 12:00pm

Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road
Youngstown, OH 44511 United States
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$4 - $6

The 2018 Nature Photography Exhibit will be displayed from January 21 through April 1 in the Weller Gallery of the Davis Education & Visitor Center at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Original photos accepted for the following categories: Wild Animals, Wild Scenes, Plants - Wild or Not, Nature with a Human Touch, Mill Creek MetroParks Scenes, Black & White, and Young Photographers. Submit photos and fee per entry between 12/19 & 1/7 at Ford Nature Center. $4 R; $6 NR. Click here…

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Nature Photography Exhibit: Call for Photos

December 26 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 6, 2018

One event on December 24, 2017 at 12:00pm

One event on December 31, 2017 at 12:00pm

One event on January 7, 2018 at 12:00pm

Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road
Youngstown, OH 44511 United States
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$4 - $6

The 2018 Nature Photography Exhibit will be displayed from January 21 through April 1 in the Weller Gallery of the Davis Education & Visitor Center at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Original photos accepted for the following categories: Wild Animals, Wild Scenes, Plants - Wild or Not, Nature with a Human Touch, Mill Creek MetroParks Scenes, Black & White, and Young Photographers. Submit photos and fee per entry between 12/19 & 1/7 at Ford Nature Center. $4 R; $6 NR. Click here…

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Nature Photography Exhibit: Call for Photos

December 27 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 6, 2018

One event on December 24, 2017 at 12:00pm

One event on December 31, 2017 at 12:00pm

One event on January 7, 2018 at 12:00pm

Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road
Youngstown, OH 44511 United States
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$4 - $6

The 2018 Nature Photography Exhibit will be displayed from January 21 through April 1 in the Weller Gallery of the Davis Education & Visitor Center at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Original photos accepted for the following categories: Wild Animals, Wild Scenes, Plants - Wild or Not, Nature with a Human Touch, Mill Creek MetroParks Scenes, Black & White, and Young Photographers. Submit photos and fee per entry between 12/19 & 1/7 at Ford Nature Center. $4 R; $6 NR. Click here…

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Nature Photography Exhibit: Call for Photos

December 28 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 6, 2018

One event on December 24, 2017 at 12:00pm

One event on December 31, 2017 at 12:00pm

One event on January 7, 2018 at 12:00pm

Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road
Youngstown, OH 44511 United States
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$4 - $6

The 2018 Nature Photography Exhibit will be displayed from January 21 through April 1 in the Weller Gallery of the Davis Education & Visitor Center at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Original photos accepted for the following categories: Wild Animals, Wild Scenes, Plants - Wild or Not, Nature with a Human Touch, Mill Creek MetroParks Scenes, Black & White, and Young Photographers. Submit photos and fee per entry between 12/19 & 1/7 at Ford Nature Center. $4 R; $6 NR. Click here…

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Joy to the Birds

December 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road
Youngstown, OH 44511 United States
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Let’s spread the joy of the season by lending a hand to our overwintering birds. We’ll create edible bird ornaments, then hike to place them on an evergreen tree. Call Ford Nature Center for details. Moderate 2 mi.

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Nature Photography Exhibit: Call for Photos

December 29 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 6, 2018

One event on December 24, 2017 at 12:00pm

One event on December 31, 2017 at 12:00pm

One event on January 7, 2018 at 12:00pm

Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road
Youngstown, OH 44511 United States
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$4 - $6

The 2018 Nature Photography Exhibit will be displayed from January 21 through April 1 in the Weller Gallery of the Davis Education & Visitor Center at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Original photos accepted for the following categories: Wild Animals, Wild Scenes, Plants - Wild or Not, Nature with a Human Touch, Mill Creek MetroParks Scenes, Black & White, and Young Photographers. Submit photos and fee per entry between 12/19 & 1/7 at Ford Nature Center. $4 R; $6 NR. Click here…

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Nature Photography Exhibit: Call for Photos

December 30 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 6, 2018

One event on December 24, 2017 at 12:00pm

One event on December 31, 2017 at 12:00pm

One event on January 7, 2018 at 12:00pm

Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road
Youngstown, OH 44511 United States
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$4 - $6

The 2018 Nature Photography Exhibit will be displayed from January 21 through April 1 in the Weller Gallery of the Davis Education & Visitor Center at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Original photos accepted for the following categories: Wild Animals, Wild Scenes, Plants - Wild or Not, Nature with a Human Touch, Mill Creek MetroParks Scenes, Black & White, and Young Photographers. Submit photos and fee per entry between 12/19 & 1/7 at Ford Nature Center. $4 R; $6 NR. Click here…

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Nature Photography Exhibit: Call for Photos

December 31 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 6, 2018

One event on December 24, 2017 at 12:00pm

One event on December 31, 2017 at 12:00pm

One event on January 7, 2018 at 12:00pm

Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road
Youngstown, OH 44511 United States
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$4 - $6

The 2018 Nature Photography Exhibit will be displayed from January 21 through April 1 in the Weller Gallery of the Davis Education & Visitor Center at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Original photos accepted for the following categories: Wild Animals, Wild Scenes, Plants - Wild or Not, Nature with a Human Touch, Mill Creek MetroParks Scenes, Black & White, and Young Photographers. Submit photos and fee per entry between 12/19 & 1/7 at Ford Nature Center. $4 R; $6 NR. Click here…

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January 2018

Nature Photography Exhibit: Call for Photos

January 2, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 6, 2018

One event on December 24, 2017 at 12:00pm

One event on December 31, 2017 at 12:00pm

One event on January 7, 2018 at 12:00pm

Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road
Youngstown, OH 44511 United States
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$4 - $6

The 2018 Nature Photography Exhibit will be displayed from January 21 through April 1 in the Weller Gallery of the Davis Education & Visitor Center at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Original photos accepted for the following categories: Wild Animals, Wild Scenes, Plants - Wild or Not, Nature with a Human Touch, Mill Creek MetroParks Scenes, Black & White, and Young Photographers. Submit photos and fee per entry between 12/19 & 1/7 at Ford Nature Center. $4 R; $6 NR. Click here…

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Nature Photography Exhibit: Call for Photos

January 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 6, 2018

One event on December 24, 2017 at 12:00pm

One event on December 31, 2017 at 12:00pm

One event on January 7, 2018 at 12:00pm

Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road
Youngstown, OH 44511 United States
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$4 - $6

The 2018 Nature Photography Exhibit will be displayed from January 21 through April 1 in the Weller Gallery of the Davis Education & Visitor Center at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Original photos accepted for the following categories: Wild Animals, Wild Scenes, Plants - Wild or Not, Nature with a Human Touch, Mill Creek MetroParks Scenes, Black & White, and Young Photographers. Submit photos and fee per entry between 12/19 & 1/7 at Ford Nature Center. $4 R; $6 NR. Click here…

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Nature Photography Exhibit: Call for Photos

January 4, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 6, 2018

One event on December 24, 2017 at 12:00pm

One event on December 31, 2017 at 12:00pm

One event on January 7, 2018 at 12:00pm

Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road
Youngstown, OH 44511 United States
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$4 - $6

The 2018 Nature Photography Exhibit will be displayed from January 21 through April 1 in the Weller Gallery of the Davis Education & Visitor Center at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Original photos accepted for the following categories: Wild Animals, Wild Scenes, Plants - Wild or Not, Nature with a Human Touch, Mill Creek MetroParks Scenes, Black & White, and Young Photographers. Submit photos and fee per entry between 12/19 & 1/7 at Ford Nature Center. $4 R; $6 NR. Click here…

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Nature Photography Exhibit: Call for Photos

January 5, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 6, 2018

One event on December 24, 2017 at 12:00pm

One event on December 31, 2017 at 12:00pm

One event on January 7, 2018 at 12:00pm

Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road
Youngstown, OH 44511 United States
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$4 - $6

The 2018 Nature Photography Exhibit will be displayed from January 21 through April 1 in the Weller Gallery of the Davis Education & Visitor Center at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Original photos accepted for the following categories: Wild Animals, Wild Scenes, Plants - Wild or Not, Nature with a Human Touch, Mill Creek MetroParks Scenes, Black & White, and Young Photographers. Submit photos and fee per entry between 12/19 & 1/7 at Ford Nature Center. $4 R; $6 NR. Click here…

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Hand Feed A Chickadee

January 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until January 27, 2018

Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road
Youngstown, OH 44511 United States
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Black-capped Chickadees are inquisitive birds that can be coaxed into landing on your hand - especially if you tempt them with food. We’ll provide the birdseed if you provide the hands. Call Ford Nature Center for details.

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Nature Photography Exhibit: Call for Photos

January 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 6, 2018

One event on December 24, 2017 at 12:00pm

One event on December 31, 2017 at 12:00pm

One event on January 7, 2018 at 12:00pm

Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road
Youngstown, OH 44511 United States
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$4 - $6

The 2018 Nature Photography Exhibit will be displayed from January 21 through April 1 in the Weller Gallery of the Davis Education & Visitor Center at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Original photos accepted for the following categories: Wild Animals, Wild Scenes, Plants - Wild or Not, Nature with a Human Touch, Mill Creek MetroParks Scenes, Black & White, and Young Photographers. Submit photos and fee per entry between 12/19 & 1/7 at Ford Nature Center. $4 R; $6 NR. Click here…

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Nature Photography Exhibit: Call for Photos

January 7, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 6, 2018

One event on December 24, 2017 at 12:00pm

One event on December 31, 2017 at 12:00pm

One event on January 7, 2018 at 12:00pm

Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road
Youngstown, OH 44511 United States
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$4 - $6

The 2018 Nature Photography Exhibit will be displayed from January 21 through April 1 in the Weller Gallery of the Davis Education & Visitor Center at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Original photos accepted for the following categories: Wild Animals, Wild Scenes, Plants - Wild or Not, Nature with a Human Touch, Mill Creek MetroParks Scenes, Black & White, and Young Photographers. Submit photos and fee per entry between 12/19 & 1/7 at Ford Nature Center. $4 R; $6 NR. Click here…

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Hand Feed A Chickadee

January 13, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until January 27, 2018

Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road
Youngstown, OH 44511 United States
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Black-capped Chickadees are inquisitive birds that can be coaxed into landing on your hand - especially if you tempt them with food. We’ll provide the birdseed if you provide the hands. Call Ford Nature Center for details.

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Mill Creek Photo Clique: Photographing Backyard Birds

January 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road
Youngstown, OH 44511 United States
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Join us for January’s Photo Clique gathering. A brief indoor presentation on photographing birds will be followed by time outside to put the information into practice near the FNC bird feeding station. Bundle up so as to stay warm while photographing the lovely winter birds that enjoy the park.

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Barking Among the Pines

January 13, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road
Youngstown, OH 44511 United States
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Bring your pup for a hike among beautiful vistas and trees that are still green. We will be venturing around our oldest lake, which got its name from the Native American word Cohasset, meaning “Place of Hemlocks” or “Place of Pines”. Easy 2 mi.

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Hand Feed A Chickadee

January 20, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until January 27, 2018

Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road
Youngstown, OH 44511 United States
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Black-capped Chickadees are inquisitive birds that can be coaxed into landing on your hand - especially if you tempt them with food. We’ll provide the birdseed if you provide the hands. Call Ford Nature Center for details.

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Hand Feed A Chickadee

January 27, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until January 27, 2018

Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road
Youngstown, OH 44511 United States
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Black-capped Chickadees are inquisitive birds that can be coaxed into landing on your hand - especially if you tempt them with food. We’ll provide the birdseed if you provide the hands. Call Ford Nature Center for details.

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Book Discussion: Boundary Waters: The Grace of the Wild

January 27, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road
Youngstown, OH 44511 United States
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In this work, vivid descriptions of the Boundary Waters region are interspersed with the author’s observations on the relationship of humans to wilderness. Read and enjoy the essays, then join our discussion to share your thoughts about the book. Call Ford Nature Center for details.

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The Blue Moon

January 31, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road
Youngstown, OH 44511 United States
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If you missed this month’s first Full Moon, join our walk along Lake Cohasset, and find out if tonight’s Full Moon is “Blue” or not. Call Ford Nature Center for details. Moderate, 2 mi.

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