Natural Areas Field Trips: The Heart of Hadlock

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Friday August 12

10:00 AM  –  1:00 PM

The Heart of Hadlock

Friday, August 12th

10 AM - 1 PM EST 


Roberta Muehlheim, Assistant Curator of Vertebrate Zoology, and Dr. Tim Matson, Curator Emeritus, will lead us into the heart of the Museum's Hadlock Preserve in Ashtabula County. The Ashtabula River runs through the preserve, its rocky course bound by lush floodplain, ancient hemlocks, and sheer shale cliffs. Derived from the Lenape language, “Ashtabula” means “river of many fish”; we'll sein the river's high-quality waters to see if the name still holds true. Amphibians, insects, and crayfish lurk under rocks and logs; we’ll seek them out as curious birds (and maybe a fox or rabbit) look on.



Members: $20 

Nonmembers: $35 

Leadership Circle: $15 


Limit: 20  


Instructors: Dr. Tim Matson, Roberta Muehlheim, & Garrett Ormiston


Meeting Location:

We will assemble at the Museum's Hadlock Preserve. Directions will be sent to all registrants.


Field trip intensityModerate


What to wear and bring (if out of the ordinary): Sturdy, waterproof footwear, walking stick, camera if desired, water and snacks, insect repellent, and weather-appropriate clothes