One of Ohio's earliest spring birding festivals, the Shreve Migration Sensation is a fun family event. Over a thousand people attend annually, with attendance peaking on warm years. Sometimes we have ice and snow, occasionally it is warm and sunny. This year we had early morning fog,
|With prices like this, it is still a bargain!|
...but the people packed in. Many of them chose to stay in for the programs rather than brave the elements.
A wide assortment of programs are offered each year. It was quite an honor for me to be included in this stellar line-up: Chuck Jakubchab, Judy Semroc, Jim McCormac and both Kim and Kenn Kaufman. No wonder I never made it outside!
|Sue Olive works the Greater Mohican Audubon booth.|
There were plenty of vendors, displays, yummy food and hands-on learning stations for the kids.
|It is a great place to catch up with friends.|
Jan Kennedy (center) Jim McCormac and Guy Denny
|The bird sightings were texted to your blogger and charted on the board.|
|Carbon- or methane- off-set?|
|Kenn Kaufman had a hard act to follow- Kimberly Kaufman!|
The auditorium was packed for all the programs. By the late afternoon, the heavy hitters had standing room only! Kenn Kaufman ended the day with "The Magic of Bird Flight."
|Jim McCormac and Mary Ann Barrett|
The only birds I got to see were the ones from the Medina Raptor Center, but it was still an amazing day spent with good friends and a wonderful town full of kind-hearted people ready to welcome us in!
Thank you to everyone who donated their time and talents to this event, and to all the attendees. Shreve Migration Sensation is a perfect example of how eco-tourism works to help promote natural areas and wildlife.
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