Conservation and Trapping Science

Park program 01/29 to look at history of fur trapping in Ohio
Jan 10, 2022 10:32 ET

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Geauga Park District puts the spotlight on what fur trapping was like over the centuries in Ohio.

Registration is required at or 440-286-9516 to attend “Turn of the Century Trappers” from 1 to 2 p.m., Jan. 29, at The West Woods Nature Center, 9465 Kinsman Road. There, costumed naturalist Trevor Wearstler will unveil the numerous hardships trappers faced to earn a living, as well as how the Ohio landscape has changed since 1803 as it relates to fur trapping, according to a news release.

Guests can expect to watch demos of old leg hold traps, view or touch a variety of animal pelts, and come away with more thorough knowledge of Ohio’s natural history as it relates to trapping. This presentation is for ages 12 and up, and is entirely indoors and fully wheelchair accessible.