We are off to see... NATURE!
|We're off to see...|
Here is a line up of some of my favorite spring festivals:
Many of us stay at the wonderful Murphin Inn Bed and Breakfast, a retreat to make your winter all better. The granola must be experienced, 'nuff said.
|Find the rare Snow Trilllium, Trillium nivale in Adams County|
Katie Fallon is the Keynote speaker at this year's festival. This is her wonderful book about the The Cerulean Warbler. The story connects us with the life history of a warbler species in great decline, the Cerulean Warbler. Spoiler alert: loss of breeding habitat is key.
Did you know the Cerulean Warblers breed in the Mohican Forest? One more reason to keep our trees.
Then mark your calendar for April 25-27th, 2015
The Ohio Ornithological Society will be headed to Shawnee Park and Forest and registration is right here.
We have an offering of excellent speakers, including Lang Elliot, Jim McCormac and my personal hero, Martin McAllister! Marty will tell us more about The Nature Conservancy's Sunshine Corridor.
|Slant Lined moth on Lady's-slipper Orchid|
All these are warm ups for the BIG event, The Biggest Week in American Birding- May 8-17th, 2015. Registration will be opened soon. So get ready, get set, GO SEE WARBLERS!
|Prothonotary Warbler at Magee Boardwalk|
|My Tribe, a mixed group of birders who I can't wait to see again. |
Photo pilfered from Jeff Bouton's Facebook page.
(Buy something Leica from him, so he doesn't get mad at me!)
Join us for the root'n toot'n-est time you ever had. Oh yeah, there will be good birding too. Sign up for trips to new places. Meet a crazy conservationist (me!) Or just come for the pie and meet Greg Miller. Anyway you cut it, this is an action packed event.
* Drew's term, not mine. Frankly, I hope to spot him!