New Meetup: Wednesday Night Walk in the Woods (Wildwood Preserve)

From: Ken M.
Sent on: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 8:01 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Toledo New Friends/New In Town Meetup Group!

What: Wednesday Night Walk in the Woods (Wildwood Preserve)

When: Wednesday, June 2,[masked]:15 PM

Where:
Wildwood Preserve Metropark
5100 W Central Ave
Toledo, OH 43615
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Beginning this year's Wednesday Night Walks. We will meet at the Metz Center (fountain) and leave at 6:30p.m. - about an hour (and a bit) out hiking.

Wildwood Preserve
5100 W. Central Ave. (two entrances between Corey and Reynolds roads), Toledo

Open 7 a.m. until dark every day

Wildwood is the former family estate of a local automotive executive. Metroparks purchased the estate grounds, including the family home, in the 1970s. The prairie community at Wildwood is home to many diverse and fascinating plants and animals, providing them with critical habitat throughout the year. In spring, it is an essential breeding site for ground-nesting birds such as rufous-sided towhees, field sparrows and American woodcock. Summer brings a spectacular display of prairie wildflowers and grasses, such as rough blazing star, big bluestem and Indian grasses, some reaching 10 feet high.

Special Attractions
* Manor House
* Estate buildings
* Oak Grove School
* Metz Visitor Center
* Metroparks Headquarters
* Connection to University/Parks Trail

Other Features
* Indoor and Picnic Shelter Rentals
* Window on Wildlife
* Playgrounds

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Learn more here:
http://newintown.meetup.com/645/calendar/13607595/

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