Welcome to the 12th Annual Shreve Spring Migration Sensation!
"This ain't no Walmart, Mister."
Holy Salamanders! Nina Harfmann, the winner of the DOW Diversity Stamp photo contest was also on hand! A lot of folks got their Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamps signed by Nina. If you haven't bought one yet, be sure to pick one up at Black Swamp Bird Observatory this spring. That $15.00 stamp promotes wildife diversity throughout Ohio.
Kenn Kaufman was our keynote speaker at Shreve. We took copious notes and photos as it is always an honor to learn from Kenn. His "Spectacular Sparrows" was the perfect program for the Year of the Nelson's Sparrow. Usually we are all about waterfowl at this early migration event, but 2012 took a whole new turn!
Kim and Kenn Kaufman greeted the crowds after their programs. Kenn, almost passing for Amish, still had on his Ammodramus sparrow hat.
All the speakers were well attended and provided an interesting selection of topics. Thanks to the committee who runs the Migration Sensation and the many volunteers who make it happen: The school staff, the many volunteers -especially the ones providing educational opportunies for kids, and our Greater Mohican Auduboners who help in the field. Thank you to the people who make this event continue to attract over 1,000 people each year!
A special thanks goes out to the wonderful friends who provided information and books about butterflies; I couldn't have done it without you.
Hope to see you all again next year at this family friendly event!