The Identifier allows you to tell what kind of bird is talking shit behind your back
last-minute gift idea? The Cleveland Metroparks
has a few for the outdoors enthusiast on your list.
Yaktrax — a traction tool hikers put on the bottom of their shoes that comes in both walking and running models — and the handmade Field Guide Bag (perfect for storing your nuts and stuff) are pretty cool.
But our favorite is The Identiflyer — a book that helps bird-watching fans spot the high-pitched whistle or caw they're hearing by pressing a button -- which plays back similar-sounding whistles and caws. It sure beats the new Josh Groban album.
All of the items are conveniently for sale at the Metroparks' EarthWords Nature Shops in the Ohio & Erie Canal, North Chagrin, and Rocky River reservations. --Michael Gallucci