Migratory Birds are returning! Pack your bags, binoculars, and cameras; grab your kids, family, and friends for another exciting Amish Country birdwatching experience! Capture the 11th Shreve Spring Migration Sensation, Saturday, March 26, 2011, 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The peak spring bird migration extravaganza includes self-guided tours with experts located at help stations in the nearby Killbuck Marsh, Shreve Lake, Brown's Bog, and Funk Bottoms wildlife preserves. These wetlands comprise Ohio's largest inland natural wetland, covering 5,671 acres.
A $10 admission ($15.00 per family) includes any or all events and six workshops. Registration will open at 7 a.m. at the Shreve Elementary School, 598 North Market St. (St Rt 226) Shreve, Ohio 44676. Free maps directing to Help Stations will be provided. The Birder's Market Place opens at 8 a.m. Help stations will open from 8:00 to noon.
The Family Activity Center in the lower level of Shreve Elementary School will feature special programs at specific times: 10 a.m. Endangered Animals, by the Akron Zoo; 11:30 - 1 p.m. Mary Warren, Naturalist, Flying Wild to Celebrate Birds; 1:30 p.m. Backyard Animals, by the Akron Zoo.
An extensive listing of workshop speakers, times, and specialty topics are available at ShreveOhio or the Wilderness Center. The Wilderness Center is great for children of all ages. Bring your boots if you wish to get in on the dip-netting.
The Shreve Spring Migration Sensation is sponsored by the ODNR Division of Wildlife, Greater Mohican Audobon Society, Friends of Killbuck Marsh, The Wilderness Center, Triway Local Schools, Shreve Library, and Shreve Business & Community Association.
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Kidron Sports Center carries binoculars and spotting scopes. They presently have in stock, the Leupold brand spotting scope and tripod at both the Charm, Ohio and Kidron, Ohio locations.
Submitted by Loretta Coblentz
March 21, 2011