Today's hike was in the South Chagrin Reservation. We followed Sulphur Springs Creek, first having to use stepping stones to cross the water.
|Photo taken later from a bridge|
looking down at where we crossed the creek
|Water cascading down what looks like steps|
|Lots of stairs on this hike|
|We saw a couple of these 10' x 10' enclosures;|
part of an earthworm exclusion experiment
|Look About Lodge (1938, built by the Cleveland Natural Science Club)|
made from more than 300 chestnut logs,
with three stone fireplaces
|Stopped to see a marsh full of yellow iris|
with a few cat tails
|Iris pseudacorus/Yellow Flag Iris,|
beautiful but a non-native invasive
|Heard and saw frogs, probablyRana clamitans melanota/Northern Green Frogs|
Monday, May 25, 2015
Happy Memorial Day in Shaker Heights!
We went to the Pancake Breakfast in Thornton Park, and checked out the facilities including a 50-meter pool, splash zone, current channel, water slides, and tot pool.
|Swimming pool with the sledding hill behind it|
We could hear marching music as the Shaker Heights High School band approached.
|The band at the end of the Memorial Day Parade|
|Souped up car in the parade|
|A spankin' new sanitation truck|
|19620 Chagrin Blvd (1847)|
built by Manx immigrants William & Jane Kewish
|19027 Chagrin Blvd (1836 left section)|
built by Connecticut Yankees Asa & Chloe Upson
|This is how those hanging baskets|
start out in Shaker Heights;
check in later for an updated photo
|The hanging baskets on 8/9/2015|
on Lomond Avenue