Ohio Bird Sanctuary


3774 Orweiler Road

Mansfield, OH 44903

419-884-4295

www.ohiobirdsanctuary.com
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Friday, April 24:

  1. Welcome Reception 6pm-7pm. Meet our Wildlife Ambassadors. Be sure to sign up for our mailing list. Raffle held for many donated items. Opening of “Curious Critters” Art Work Gallery show by David Fitzsimmons Photography.

    Introducing CURIOUS CRITTERS Marine! Following nine national book awards and over 100,000 copies sold of the volumes one and two, CURIOUS CRITTERS Marine features a spectacular spoonbill, a proud puffin, a rare blue lobster, and other stunning photos of Atlantic and Pacific Ocean sea life.

  2. Keynote 7pm-8pm. Merrill Tawse, science professor, researcher, 30+ year outdoor educator; bat expert will be speaking about the wonderful world of bats.

  3. Owls & Owl Calling 8pm.

 

Saturday, April 25:

  1. Birding Boat Tours/Clearfork Reservoir 9am, 10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm, 3pm ($10 person). Limit of 9 per boat. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Ohio Bird Sanctuary.
  2. Photographing Birds of Prey 10am-3pm. A variety of bird of prey species will be displayed in natural settings along the trails. Perfect for up close photographs.
  3. Vultures Myth & Lore 11am. Vultures are often feared or despised. Learn how they benefit humans and fellow wildlife and their role around the world in different cultures. Program includes a live vulture.
  4. Nature does what? 1pm. A hike through the Sanctuary’s 90 acres of trails to see and learn about the many weird things in nature. Fun for all ages.
  5. Curious Critters 2pm. Professional photographer David Fitzsimmons will share his journey of capturing the images in his children’s books and bring the pages to life. Introducing CURIOUS CRITTERS Marine! Following nine national book awards and over 100,000 copies sold of the volumes one and two, CURIOUS CRITTERS Marine features a spectacular spoonbill, a proud puffin, a rare blue lobster, and other stunning photos of Atlantic and Pacific Ocean sea life.
  6. Hot sandwiches, snacks, and drinks available 10am-4pm.

 Sunday, April 26:

  1. Birding Boat Tours/Clearfork Reservoir 9am, 10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm, 3pm ($10 person). Limit of 9 per boat. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Ohio Bird Sanctuary.
  2. Children Activities 11am-4pm. A variety of nature crafts and games. Candle-making, t-shirt art, necklaces and much more. Some crafts have a nominal material fee.
  3. Owls Myth & Lore 11am. Meet many of these night hunters up close and learn about their adaptations and role in American Folklore.
  4. Kid Friendly Challenge Course 12pm-
  5. Falcons & Falconry 1pm. Learn about these flighted predators and the ancient sport of falconry.
  6. Who eats the bugs? 2pm. Meet and learn about some of our feathered friends that consider bugs a delicacy.

Hot sandwiches, snacks, and drinks available 10am-4pm.

 

 

 

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