Sunday, April 26, 2009

Looking for Something to Do Next Weekend????

There are some great events coming up next weekend. Your blogger plans to be at both. Yes, I am a bit crazy, if you haven't figured that out already. Plus, the weather is predicted to be bee-yoo-tee-full!

This FREE family friendly event is held at the Hueston Woods Nature Center and surrounding area near Oxford, OH Saturday May 16th and Sunday May 17th. Adult bird walks start at 7am Saturday morning. I will be leading a few of the bird walks and possibly assisting with banding on Sunday. For more info go here.

Open to the public, the event features:
Hourly bird walks
Numerous activities for children
Bird banding demonstrations on Sunday
Canoe Excursion
Raptor Show
Seminars on: Young Birders Club, Basic Birding, Landscaping for Birds, and more
Variety of food and merchandise vendors
Live music

Next up, the Ohio Ornithological Society's Annual Conference and Meeting is Saturday May 16th. This year it is situated near the Oak Openings, an area near Toledo that is chock full of rare plants and animals.

Three great speakers are lined up. Kim Kaufman from the Black Swamp Bird Observatory, Jim Berry from the Roger Tory Peterson Institute and Jim McCormac, birder/botanist/author/blogger and President of the Ohio Ornithological Society. Come hear some great speakers on Saturday, then spend Sunday in the field enjoying the amazing biodiversity of the region. One should be able to see Karner Blue butterflies, Wild Lupine and other incredible botanical treasures, including many rare plants, and of course don't forget the birds! Warblers should be still moving through in good numbers. For more info go here .

What a great way to enjoy the weekend. Hope I see some of you there!

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