Category: Wildlife

Fall Migrations to Observe this Season

September 13, 2021

From birds to butterflies, wildlife is on the move. Ohio’s geography of forests, grasslands and coasts, along with two large water sources—Lake Erie and the Ohio River—attracts a wide array of wildlife during fall migration. Here are…

Fall Migrations to Observe this Season

4 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day Every Day

April 22, 2021

Get outside One of the best ways to celebrate Earth Day every day is to spend time outdoors. Take your outdoor adventures to the next level by recording observations through daily, weekly, or monthly journaling. What animals…

4 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day Every Day

Answering Your Springtime Wildlife Questions

March 30, 2021

Spring is a time when everything is growing and bursting into life. Birds are singing, flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing and baby animals are starting to be seen. As the weather warms and people spend more…

Answering Your Springtime Wildlife Questions

Strange adaptation ensures bee, wasp survival

January 5, 2021

Where are all the good men? For some species of bees and wasps in Ohio, the answer is “there aren’t any.” Male bumblebees, honeybees, yellow jackets and other wasps die off before winter, leaving the females with…

Strange adaptation ensures bee, wasp survival

Holiday Gift Guide

December 20, 2020

In need of a last-minute gift idea? Lake Erie Nature & Science Center is here for you with perfect gift options for the nature lovers and little explorers in your life: Nature To-Go Kits Choose from Reindeer, Snow,…

Holiday Gift Guide

Keep Migratory Birds Safe This Fall

September 16, 2020

Every spring and fall, millions of birds migrate through Ohio on their way between their breeding and overwintering grounds. During migration, birds can travel hundreds of miles in one night — even hummingbirds that weigh just an…

Keep Migratory Birds Safe This Fall

4 Myths About Baby Wildlife

March 16, 2020

Spring is almost here and soon you will see baby animals in your neighborhood. As Lake Erie Nature & Science Center’s wildlife staff prepares for their busiest season of the year, here are four of the most…

4 Myths About Baby Wildlife

5 things you didn’t know about Great Horned Owls

February 3, 2020

Owls are mysterious birds that have captured the attention and curiosity of people all throughout the world. There are over 200 species of owls that come in all shapes and sizes. The most common owl of the…

5 things you didn’t know about Great Horned Owls

How do honey bees survive winter?

December 16, 2019

“Where did the honey bees go?” This is one of the most frequently asked questions from Lake Erie Nature & Science Center visitors during the winter months. Despite freezing temperatures and a lack of flowers, honey bees…

How do honey bees survive winter?

Winter Wildlife

November 21, 2019

Northeast Ohio winters call for heavy coats, heated automobiles and cozy fires to escape the cold. What about wildlife? How do animals cope with the harsh conditions of winter? Director of Wildlife, Amy LeMonds, is here to…

Winter Wildlife