Saturday, March 16, 2013
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 with experts located at help stations in the nearby Killbuck Marsh, Shreve Lake, Brown’s Bog and Funk Bottoms wildlife areas, Ohio’s largest inland natural wetland complex, covering 5,671 acres. At the school, enjoy a full day of “Sensational” Family-Friendly Activities in addition to the six workshops listed below.
A $10.00 admission ($15.00per
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 and at five other sites, all near Shreve).
Birder’s Market Place opens at 8:00 a.m.; help stations are open 8:00 a.m.to noon.
to 9:15 a.m. — Cute Chicks (Young Birds), by Chuck Jakubchak,
Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist
Cute Chicks! You recognize the parents when you see them, but have you met their offspring? This program overviews different species of familiar birds and provides interesting information about both parents and hatchlings. The most notable portion of the program is the beautiful photography of young birds, some just recently hatched. Educational content, combined with entertaining photos, make this presentation enjoyable and memorable.
|Use this break — 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. — to visit the observation sites shown on the map you receive at the school. The help stations are open 8:00 a.m. to noon at six of the seven sites shown on the map.|
to 11:15 a.m. — Not the Last of the Mohicans!, by Cheryl Harner
Our Ohio State Parks
are the most valuable of our natural resources, a gift set aside by our
forefathers and intended for our grandchildren. This program shows colorful
photos and film clips of the Mohican Park and Malabar Farm State Park the
way they were, and their many recreational uses of today. Learn how the
North Central Ohio Land Conservancy has been promoting parks for the people
while protecting them from invasive species, fragmentation and noise pollution.
The people of the greater Mohican area care about our parks and natural
areas. Ohio State parks: love them; protect them; share them with friends.
|Visit Media RaptorCenter's booth in the Birder's Marketplace to meet live birds.|
to 1:15 p.m. — Birds, Bugs & Botany: A Photographic Foray, by
Program will illustrate strategies on where to seek birds based on their food and foraging preferences. Information will include particulars on tree and plant species, the insects that utilize them and the birds that feed upon them. Judy currently works in the Natural Areas Division for the Cleveland Museum of Natural History as a Conservation Specialist. She is the founder of Operation Botanic Rescue (a volunteer plant-rescue group), Quail Hollow Land Conservancy and Chrysalis in Time — the first Ohio chapter of the North American Butterfly Association (NABA). Judy also co-wrote The Dragonflies & Damselflies of Northeast Ohio with Larry Rosche and Linda Gilbert. In 2010, Judy received the Portage County Environmental Hero Award. As a former petroleum geologist and science teacher, Judy loves to learn about and share her passion for the natural world through hikes, interpretive programs and photography.
to 2: 15 p.m. — Wood-Warblers: Gems of the Forest, by Jim McCormac
In a spectacular and unrivaled migratory tidal wave, one billion or more warblers temporarily colonize North America each year. These colorful sprites winter in Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. Thirty-eight species breed east of the Mississippi, and most of them are intricately linked to the ecology of the vast eastern deciduous forest. Native plants spawn food chains that are essential to the survival of warblers and most other songbirds. This program will explore the fascinating hidden world of one of our most beloved groups of songbirds, the warblers. Jim works for the Ohio Division of Wildlife and was the 2009 recipient of the Ludlow Griscom Award, given annually by the American Birding Association to individuals who have made significant regional contributions to ornithology. A noted author and columnist, his book about wood-warblers is slated for release in 2013.
to 3:15 p.m. — Go Birding: It’s good for you!, by Kimberly Kaufman
There are many reasons why people enjoy birding. For some, it’s the challenge of finding and identifying birds. For others, photographing birds is the main attraction. Some folks enjoy the peacefulness that watching birds in their backyard brings. And for some, it’s the social aspect of birding that holds the greatest appeal. But there’s one thing about birding that we all have in common: it’s good for our health! In this program, Kimberly Kaufman will share some of the health benefits of birding. Imagine being able to tell your nonbirding boss, parents or spouse, “I need to go birding because it’s good for my health!”
to 4:15 p.m. — The Magic of Bird Flight, by Kenn Kaufman
Part of the reason why we find birds so appealing is the fact that they can fly — most of them, anyway. For humans, the flight of birds may symbolize the ultimate freedom. But what does flight mean for the birds themselves? In this heavily illustrated program, Kenn Kaufman will describe the basics of how birds fly and will talk about how flight defines the lifestyles of many different kinds of birds. This is a recently-developed program, so it should be a new one for just about everyone attending the Shreve Migration.
All Day — Wilderness Center
Exploration Area in Birder’s Market Place. Join Wilderness Center Naturalist
Lynda Price and explore the snakes, turtles, salamanders, mammals and other
critters of the marsh. Adults and children can walk through the displays
and spend as much time as they wish. The Wilderness Center will have educational
activities for everyone, with staff in the booth throughout the day.