Hello everyone! We are now using Facebook Live Events to bring you news and updates from the MRC. Our first event featured Matilda and Paris, our two beloved and famous Turkey Vultures. They were so disappointed their annual day of admiration at Hinkley Reservation was canceled they demanded we find away to host one ourselves. This triggered our first Facebook Live event on March 15 featuring our two beautiful vultures. You can view the event from the comfort of your own living room, join in the discussion and ask any questions. Watch the event online on our facebook page.
Stay tuned for future events coming soon.
Buzzard Day in Hinckley is postponed. We will post more information as it becomes available.
Join us for the 63 Annual Buzzard Day to celebrate the return of the buzzards to Hinckley, Ohio! on Sunday, March 15. The Medina Raptor Center will be there with one of their buzzard ambassadors. See this beautiful buzzard up close and learn more about them from the MRC staff.
Date: Sunday, March 15, 2020
Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm EDT
Where: Hinckley Reservation in Hinckley, Ohio near Hinckley Lake off of Bellus and State Roads
Admission to the Hinckley Buzzard Sunday is free.
Facebook: 63rd Annual Buzzards Day, Hinckley, OH
Visit the Cleveland Metroparks for the annual Bird of Prey Weekend at the Rocky River Nature Center. The Medina Raptor Center will be there with several of our live birds of prey. Visit with live birds as we talk about the natural history of birds of prey, the unique and vital roles they play in our ecosystems, and the increasing importance of preserving the habitats needed to sustain viable population. For all ages.
The event lasts all weekend, but we will be there on Sunday afternoon, February 9, 2020 for 2 afternoon programs. All live bird shows are free and take place in the nature center auditorium.
Date: Thursday, February 9, 2020
Times: 2:15 – 3:15 p.m. and 3:30 – 4:30 p.m
Location: Nature Center Auditorium, Rocky River Nature Center
Audience: All ages
Visit with live birds as we talk about the natural history of birds of prey, the unique and vital roles they play in our ecosystems, and the increasing importance of preserving the habitats needed to sustain viable population. For all ages. Registration is required and begins on January 20.
Date: Thursday, February 27, 2020
Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Location: Conference Room East, Conference Room West
Audience: All ages
Join the Medina Raptor Center at the annual Medina County Fall Foliage Tour at the Izaak Walton League in Lafayette Township. Some of our Educational Ambassadors will be on display from 11am to 5pm. This is a great opportunity to see these beautiful birds and enjoy the Fall foliage. The tour will be held on the 73 acres owned by the Medina chapter of the League.
When: October 12, 2019
Where: Izaak Walton League in Lafayette Township
7085 Friendsville Road Medina, OH 44256
Come join us at the Chatham Apple Butter Festival. We will be there from 11 am -5pm with a variety of our Educational Ambassadors. Come enjoy the Festival and the company. We hope to see you there!!
When: October 13, 2019
Where: Chatham Community Church
6423 Avon Lake Rd.
Medina OH 44256
Mysterious World of Owls
Join our nocturnal Educational Ambassadors at the Wolf Creek Environmental Center for the Medina County Park District’s Mysterious World of Owls Program. Our owls will be there for you to see up close and personal while you learn about their special night time adaptations, how they affect our ecosystem and environment, and most especially how they came to the Center.
Date:Saturday, October 26, 2019
Time: 2:00pm – 3pm EST
Location: Wolf Creek Environmental Center
6100 Ridge Rd, Wadsworth, OH 44281
MRC volunteers joined several other groups to clean up the Spencer Lake Wildlife Area. They loaded a 16 foot trailer full of all sorts of trash including fishing line, cigarette butts and plastic bags. Keeping the environment clean of this type of debris helps the wild inhabitants of these areas remain safe and healthy.
Our Educational Ambassadors and volunteers enjoyed the 23 Annual Medina County Earth honoring this amazing planet we call home.
Join the Medina Raptor Center at Time & Optics in Amish Country on Saturday, June 1, 2019. We will be there from 10:00am to 4:00pm with some of our educational ambassadors and will also present information on our rehabilitation programs.
Where: Time &Optics Ltd.
When: Saturday, June 1, 2019, 10am-4pm
6954 County Road 77, Millersburg, Ohio 44654