Saturday, March 12, 2016
7:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. • Shreve ElementarySchool
598 North Market Street (State Route226), Shreve, Ohio 44676

This peak spring bird migration event includes self-guided tours throughout the Killbuck Wildlife Area. This ares, covering over 5,600 acres, is Ohio’s largest wetlands complex. At the school, enjoy a full day of “sensational” family-friendly activities in addition to six workshops offered by well-known experts in their fields.

A $15.00 admission ($20.00per family) includes any or all events and SIX WORKSHOPS. Registration will open at 7:00 a.m. at the Shreve Elementary School with FREE MAPS to the help stations located in the marsh. Birder’s Market Place opens at 8:00 a.m.


Birder’s Market Place
Our vendors have wonderful items for sale including a large selection of binoculars, spotting scopes, nature photographs and books, all kinds and shapes of bird houses, wildlife art by local artists and educational items.

Wilderness Center Exploration Area
Join Wilderness Center naturalists and explore the snakes, turtles, salamanders, mammals and other critters of the marsh. Spend as much time as you wish. The Wilderness Center will have educational activities for everyone, with staff in the booth throughout the day.

Shreve Branch of the Wayne County Library
Stop by for lots of hands-on crafts, face-painting, and coloring for children of all ages.

Medina Raptor Center
Join the Medina Raptor Center staff and volunteers for an up-close look at Ohio’s beautiful hawks and owls.

IN THE MARSH (Cemetery Road)

Help stations from 8:00-12:00
Spotters will be on hand throughout the marsh to help you spot and identify birds. Stop by the registration table for a map of locations

Dip netting on Willow Road from 10:00-2:00
Great for children of all ages! Bring your boots, and let Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists help you dip net for aquatic invertebrates. They will have tables set up with microscopes to help you learn about the most numerous creatures lurking on our marsh.


8:30-9:15(family friendly!)
What Lies Beneath by Carrie Elvey
From dragonfly nymphs to water mites, this program looks at the fascinating lives of critters living just below the surface of our ponds and marshes. This will be a great preview of what we may find during dip-netting later in the day.

9:45-10:30 (family friendly!)
Medina Raptor Center

Carnivorous Plants of Brown’s Bog by Julia Wiesenberg

Purple Martins by Don Plant

TBD by Jason Larson

Celebrating Birds and Nature of the Midwest by Kim and Kenn Kauffman