Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Shreve Spring Migration Sensation Returns

The Millersburg, Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast located near Shreve, Ohio is pleased to inform those of you who enjoy birds, nature, and the outdoors that the 13th annual Shreve Spring Migration Sensation (sponsored by the ODNR Division of Wildlife, Friends of the Killbuck Marsh, Inc., The Wilderness Center, Greater Mohican Audubon Society, Triway Local Schools, Shreve Library, and Shreve Business and Community Association.) will be held on Saturday, March 16 2013. This spring bird migration event includes self-guided tours with experts that will be located at help stations in the close-by Killbuck Marsh, Shreve Lake, Brown's Bog, and Funk Bottoms wildlife areas, Ohio's largest inland natural wetland, covering 5,671 acres.

 The Beam children at the end of Brown's Lake Bog 1997

In addition to the six workshops and help stations, you can enjoy a full day of "Sensational" Family-Friendly Activities! 10 am. to 2 pm., bring your boots and participate in the dip netting for aquatic invertebrates with Carrie Elvy and the Ohio Certified  Volunteer Naturalists. Be sure and check out their table set up near the roadway where you can get a closer look at the creatures that inhabit our marsh. Visit the Wilderness Center Exploration Area in the Birder's Market Place, where you can view the different booths, with items for sale such as, binoculars, nature photographs, books, bird houses and artwork. At the Shreve Elementary School, children can participate in programs including, face-painting, stories, crafts, and coloring projects.

8:00 a.m. to 4:45 - Birders Market Place will be open
10:00 a.m to 2:00 Dip-net for marsh creatures with Carrie Elvery
9:30 a.m. - Fur, Feathers & Scales, by Akron Zoo
10:30 a.m. to 2:30 - Family Activity Area, sponsored by the Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists.
12:30 p.m. - Snakes of Ohio, by Lynda Price, The Wilderness Center
2:30 p.m. - In Living Color, by Akron Zoo

Registration begins at 7:00 a.m. at the Shreve Elementary School - 598 North Market St. (State Route 226). A $10 admission ($15 per family) includes any or all events and six workshops. Free maps directing to the help stations will be available. 

Submitted by: Elizabeth Beam

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