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Stone House

The Twinsburg Naturalist's Office is located in the circa 1836 Stone House at 9207 Liberty Road. Naturalist Stanley Stine welcomes questions about Ohio's natural history and especially that of the Twinsburg area. It is best to call in advance when visiting Stanley. 

Email: sstine@twinsburg.oh.us
Phone: 330-963-8704

Upcoming events

Salamander Crossing Evenings
Beginning in March on select evenings

Twinsburg’s most popular outdoor nature program, the “Salamander Crossing” is certainly a night(s) to remember. From the bike path in Center Valley Park, we’ll observe and HEAR the amphibians that call this park their home. Beginning sometime in March, we’ll be implementing our email distribution list to notify when a hike is expected to take place. We’ll be waiting for warm, spring rains, so have your rain gear and flashlights ready when these conditions are expected. The outings will conclude in early April. Strollers for the youngsters are welcome. To be included on the notification list, send you email to sstine@twinsburg.oh.us. Your email address will not be shared. Those people on the 2017 list need not resend if email has not changed.

Earth Day Hike
April 21st at 8 AM, Pond Brook Conservation Area

Perhaps Earth Day is a time that you celebrate by being outdoors, on a trail, making observations of the natural world, in which we belong. Bring binoculars, a camera and footwear suited for the conditions. Meet at the Pond Brook Conservation Area parking lot, 3973 E. Aurora Rd to hike Buttonbush Trail. 2 hrs.

Native Plants - Gardening with a Purpose
April 28th from 10 AM to 4 PM, Twinsburg Community Center

Learn how to create a "Living Landscape" in your yard with nectar, pollen, and berry sources that native wildlife need to survive and adapt to resist extremes that occur in our Northeastern Ohio climate. Speakers include Kate Chapel (Tinker's Creek Watershed Partners), Garrett Ormiston (Cleveland Museum of Natural History), and Robin Christensen (OSU Extension, Portage County). Various vendors will also be on hand and lunch is available for $7. Register at no cost online or by calling 330-963-8722 between 8 AM and 2 PM. View the flyer here.

Morning Walk for the Birds
April 29th at 9 AM, Pond Brook Conservation Area

Bird migration should be obvious on this date and given the right conditions, this trail offers some great sightings. If not bird dominated, we will enjoy the newly emerging and blooming plants along the trail. Binoculars, camera and boots for muddy, wet conditions are recommended. Meet at the Pond Brook Conservation Area parking lot, 3973 E. Aurora Rd to hike Buttonbush Trail. 2 hrs.