Blackbrook Audubon will offer a free program Tuesday, February 20th at 7:00 p.m. at Penitentiary Glen Nature Center in Kirtland. Gary Meszaros, a nature photographer for over 40 years, will give a presentation on Ohio’s breeding songbirds. Nestled between the Appalachian Mountains and Midwest prairies, Ohio is home to many warblers, vireos, sparrows and other breeding songbirds. Everyone is welcome to attend. Programs cancelled due to weather will be announced on the iAlert system on WKYC-TV 3, wkyc.com, Newsradio WTAM 1100, wtam.com. Follow Blackbrook Audubon Society on Facebook.
Audubon Visits Winter Birds in Amish Country
Blackbrook Audubon invites everyone to get outside Saturday, February 24th to find the rough-legged hawks, northern harriers, snow buntings and Lapland longspurs that winter brings to the farm fields of Geauga County. The local chapter of National Audubon Society will meet 9:00 a.m. at the north entrance to Walter C. Best Preserve, a Geauga park, 11620 Ravenna Road (Rt. 44), Chardon, about 1 mile south of Chardon Square. Participants will carpool or caravan from Best Preserve to the Hayes Road area near Middlefield in search of these winter visitors, and travel to other nearby sites where reports of birds are favorable. Dress for the weather, bring binoculars and a spotting scope if available. After a morning of birding, lunch will be at Mary Yoder’s Amish Kitchen in Middlefield. For more information contact Pat Morse at 440-256-1404 ext. 2101.
Birders are also welcome to accompany Blackbrook on its monthly IBA walk at Chagrin River Park Sunday, February 25th. The one-mile walk begins 8:00 a.m. at the Reeves Road parking lot. Programs and hikes cancelled due to weather will be announced on the iAlert system on WKYC-TV 3, wkyc.com, Newsradio WTAM 1100, wtam.com. Follow Blackbrook Audubon Society on Facebook.