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Tips for birding Parsons Gardens
Parsons Gardens is not a typical birding location but more of a quick spot check. The best time to check here is in spring and fall when waterfowl are migrating. The mowed field at these times is usually flooded with water, providing habitat for migrating ducks and geese. There are usually Mallards and Canada Geese present and sometimes less common species will drop in. In addition to the flooded fields, there are trees to the south that could hold migrating songbirds, and to the southwest, there is a nice Buttonbush wetland that could hold species that like more protected wet areas. Also, the open area of the park provides a good view of the sky for birds in flight.
From Cory Chiappone
About Parsons Gardens
Amenities: 7 acres. Picnic area with grills. Picnic shelter. Drinking water. Portable restrooms.
Directions: Take OH-2 to the Lost Nation Road exit and go south to Erie Street. Turn right (north) onto Erie Street to Parsons Gardens on the left.
Lake Metroparks offers garden plots for rent to Lake County residents who desire a place to plant a garden. Plots are 20′ x 30′. Initial plowing is provided by Lake Metroparks and appropriate garden spaces are sectioned off.
Plots are assigned to individual renters who are responsible for planting and care of their garden for the season.
From Parsons Gardens webpage
Restrooms on site, portable toilets.