Blackbrook Audubon Society April Events

Audubon Highlights Alaska

Blackbrook Audubon Society invites everyone to escape the stress of tax season with a photographic visit to “Majestic Alaska” at Penitentiary Glen in Kirtland, 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 17th. Keep up with Iditarod huskies, get a birds-eye view of Mount Denali and Ruth Glacier, enjoy the stunning scenery of Kenai Fjords National Park and watch orcas in Resurrection Bay.

Photographer and graphic designer Alan Studt will take attendees on this tour of Alaska along with Gail Franko, co-host of WKYC Channel 3’s “In the Sky.”

This free program is open to all. Penitentiary Glen is located at 8668 Kirtland-Chardon Rd., Kirtland, OH 44094. Blackbrook Audubon covers Geauga, Lake and Ashtabula counties as the local chapter of National Audubon Society. For more information, visit Blackbrook Audubon Society.

Blackbrook Audubon Society Cruises to Conneaut

Blackbrook Audubon will bird the lakeshore for early migrants starting in Conneaut Harbor 8:00 a.m. Saturday, April 28th. Participants will scan the open water and mudflats for shorebirds and waterfowl on their way to northern breeding grounds. Conneaut Harbor is the eastern-most stop on the Ohio Lake Erie Birding Trail. The group will proceed to Walnut Beach in Ashtabula to check for land birds such as hermit thrush, kinglets and swallows. Bring binoculars, a spotting scope if available and dress for the weather as this trip is held rain or shine.

Use 1204 Broad St., Conneaut, OH 44030 as the destination, but meet at the far north end of the boat ramp entrance on the left. Do not use Mariana Dr., the road leading past the wind turbine. For more information, call Pat Morse at 440-256-1404 ext 2101.

Annual Spring Bird Walk Series

Birders are also welcome to accompany Blackbrook on the annual Spring Bird Walk series at Headlands Beach State Park beginning Sunday, April 15th. Each walk in the six-week series begins 7:30 a.m. Sundays at the Zimmerman Trailhead parking lot on Headlands Road west of the state park entrance.

The survey begins by walking east on Headlands Road across Shipman Pond. For more information, contact Dan Donaldson at

Programs and hikes cancelled due to weather will be announced on the iAlert system on WKYC-TV 3, and Newsradio WTAM 1100 AM.

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Geauga News
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