Friday, March 12, 2010

Photo opportunities this weekend around Cleveland

Maple Sugaring Weekend (Lake County) Learn all about the art of maple tree tapping and get hands-on experience at Lake Metroparks Farmpark in Kirkland March 13 - 14.  Learn about the old and new ways to collect maple sap. Sample maple syrup and silver dollar pancakes. Make maple leaf crafts, and maple flavored ice cream. Also see the newborn piglets, calves and lambs,  and the giant quilt collection of over 200 pieces.  Lots of photo opps here.  For more information check the Farmpark’s Web site

Maple syrup activities (Burton, OH) Maple sugar is the theme for all the action in Burton on Sunday, March 14.  The Burton Log Cabin will be making maple syrup and maple candy. There will also be an antique and craft show at the high school from 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Three pancake breakfastS will be served during morning and early afternoon hours. Activities repeat each Sunday for the rest of this month.  Consult the Web site for more detail. or

Annual Return of the Buzzards  (Hinckley, OH) Every year, just like the swallows return to Capistrano, so do the buzzards return to Hinckley. Seriously.  Join official buzzard spotter Bob Hinckle, bright and early Monday morning March 15, to scan the skies for the first birds returning. Bring binoculars, cameras and be ready for a fun time. The buzzard roost is at the corner of West Drive and State Road. The following weekend is Buzzard Sunday on March 21. On Buzzard Sunday, naturalists will tell buzzard lore stories and answer questions at the buzzard roost.   For more information consult the Metroparks website.

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