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Nature Center Grand Reopening
May 30 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Come join the excitement of the Grand Reopening of the Lake Erie Islands Nature & Wildlife Center! The celebration will take place Sunday, May 30, 1 pm to 5 pm with FREE admission all day. The festivities will include live music, hot dogs, beverages, and lots of fun activities for kids. You will not want to miss the new live turtle exhibit, including a beautiful indoor pond with a soothing waterfall built by the renowned Greg Wittstock the Pond Guy, Ed Beaulieu the Pond Professor and Team Aquascapes. The mural by Janet Stearns has really brought our large mammal display to life in the most amazing way. Relax in front of the large wildlife viewing window and use the sign of common birds of the islands to identify the birds visiting feeders and native plants. Check out the new location of the live observation beehive, now housed in a large faux tree. The new geology display is the most comprehensive look at the natural history of the islands in the region and features many fossil, geode, and rock samples, including a stalagmite on loan from Heineman’s Winery.