You can still see the monarch butterflies at Wendy Park, stopping over on their migration from Canada to Mexico. But you won’t see a whole cloud of them at once because the weather is looking warmer and sunnier. Thousands of butterflies arrived on Lake Erie’s southern shores, beginning last week. And because of the rain…

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Grab some grub and enjoy  summer at the Wendy Park Beach BBQ Party sponsored by Whiskey Island Still & Eatery. The $20 entry includes a choice of barbecue chicken, pork or brisket served with baked beans or coleslaw, pop and water.  A cash beer bar and a children’s menu is available.  Beach vibes will be…

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Join the Cleveland Metroparks every Wednesday from June 20 to Aug. 22 for kayak and stand-up paddleboard tours of Cleveland’s inner harbor.

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Want to try kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding this summer? Cleveland Metroparks is offering Try It sessions and tours off Whiskey Island. Beginner guests can experience kayaking and stand up paddleboarding during one-hour “Try-It” sessions near shore while more experienced paddlers can enjoy kayaking and stand up paddleboarding tours inside the inner harbor under the guidance…

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Get ready to rock Wendy Park and Cleveland’s Old Coast Guard Station on Wednesday evenings this summer.   Cleveland Metroparks will offer stand-up paddleboarding and kayaking inside the inner harbor, launching from Whiskey Island. A newbie to either sport? Beginners can experience kayaking and SUP during one-hour “Try-It” sessions near shore for $5. Got the…

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For two days, the women worked, picking up trash in the weak sunlight and cold winds of November. They found plastic tampons, syringes, used condoms, fast food cups, straws and cigar tips — so many cigar tips. They found a pacifier, deodorant, a rubber duck, three dead rats, lighters, the remnants of a plastic chair.…

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Meet Jen Brumfield, a Cleveland Metroparks naturalist who in 2012 set a new Cuyahoga County record for most bird species observed in a year. Now she’s trying to break her own record. That means when Brumfield’s not working, entertaining school kids at the Rocky River Nature Center or leading birding walks at Wendy Park, she’s…

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