Natural Areas Field Trips: Mentor Marsh Birding Extravaganza

Saturday September 30

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8:00 AM  –  12:00 PM

Cottonwood Hollow-een 

Saturday, October 21

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM EST 


No, it’s not quite Halloween yet—and it’s not particularly spooky, either. But Cottonwood Hollow is still a perfect spot for a fall hike.  

Join us for a hike at this preserve, which features a small, high-quality wet meadow and a hemlockmixed hardwood forest. In the fall, the dark green of hemlock will contrast with the colors of the deciduous trees in their full splendor. We’ll seek out one tree in particular—the swamp cottonwood, a rare species in Ohio.  

The small tributaries that run through the preserve drain into Big Creek, itself a tributary of the Grand River. We’ll take a close look at all these tributaries, then climb the steep center of the preserve to gaze down on Big Creek from above. 



Members: $5 

Nonmembers: $10 

Leadership Circle: FREE 


Limit: 30  


Instructors: Garrett Ormiston & Ken Schneider


Meeting Location:

Exact location and directions will be emailed to registrants prior to the date of the field trip.


Field trip intensityModerate


What to wear and bring (if out of the ordinary): Binoculars, camera, water, perhaps a walking stick