Blackbrook Audubon invites everyone to visit Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area at noon, Saturday, February 15. The group hopes to see winter visitors such as Rough-legged Hawks, Northern Harriers, Lapland Longspurs and Northern Shrikes. Around dusk, 6:10 p.m., Short-eared Owls may appear as they begin hunting.
Meet at the McDonald’s at 1650 E. Wyandot Ave., Upper Sandusky, OH 43351 at noon. If people would like to carpool, participants can gather at the front parking lot of Lakeland Community College, Rt. 306, at 9:30 a.m. Attendees should bring binoculars, spotting scopes if they have them and money for dinner at a restaurant on the way home. There will be a few spotting scopes to share. For more information or to arrange carpooling, email email@example.com or check Blackbrook Audubon Society on Facebook. Field trips cancelled due to weather will be announced on the iAlert system on WKYC-TV 3, wkyc.com, Newsradio WTAM 1100 AM, wtam. com and WMJI 105.7 FM. For more details on Killdeer Plains, visit wildlife.ohiodnr.gov/killdeerplains.
Blackbrook Audubon is the local chapter of National Audubon Society covering Ashtabula, Geauga and Lake counties.