They're everywhere! The amphibians are taking over Cleveland Metroparks North Chagrin Nature Center.
Discover how unique amphibians are as they survive on land and water at the free "Toad-ally" Awesome Amphibians event on Saturday, March 26 from 2 to 9 p.m. at North Chagrin Nature Center in North Chagrin Reservation in Mayfield Village.
Enjoy a variety of activities, including over 40 live amphibians (see list below), the "Land Invaders" movie at 6:15 p.m., a puppet show at 5:15 p.m., "Tadpole Trivia" game 5:45 p.m., children's crafts and activities from 2 to 5 p.m., and more!
Visitors can choose from three awesome walks that meet at North Chagrin Nature Center at 7:15 p.m.:
- Salamander Migration Walk (bus meets at nature center) - 1-mile hike
- Family Frog Walk - .5-mile hike
- General Amphibian Walk - 2-mile hike
And, a 2-mile Wood Frog Walk that meets at Strawberry Picnic Area parking lot at 7:15 p.m. is also available.
Featured live native and tropical amphibians on display at "Toad-ally" Awesome Amphibians, include: pickerel frog, fire-bellied toad, American toad, green frog, Malayan leaf frog, red-eyed tree frog, bumblebee poison frog, Brazilian yellowhead frog, pasco poison frog, imitator poison frog, clown tree frog, ornate horned frog, cane toad, bull frog, blue poison frog, leopard frog, intermediate poison frog, strawberry poison frog, golden poison frog, Jefferson salamander, eastern newt, grey treefrog, American toad, spotted salamander, northern leopard frog, and wood frog.
Visitors can also browse the awesome merchandise selections of EarthWords Nature Shop, and enjoy a refreshment area.
North Chagrin Nature Center is located off Buttermilk Falls Parkway, off the Sunset Lane entrance of North Chagrin Reservation, off SOM Center Road/Route 91 in Mayfield Village - south of the I-90/Rte.