Members Only Events
Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 10AM
Winter Bird Feeding
Learn more about the best practices and helpful tips for bird feeding in the winter months with staff from Wild Birds Unlimited.
Saturday, March 18 at 10AM
Learn about the use of bird banding as a tool for studying Ohio’s birds with this retired teacher and bander with 45 years of experience.
Saturday,July 15 at 10AM
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Join Visitor Services Manager, Justin Woldt as he presents on one of the area's best kept secrets: Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Indiana Dunes hugs 15 miles of the southern shore of Lake Michigan and has much to offer. Whether you enjoy scouting for rare species of birds or flying kites on the sandy beach, the national lakeshore's 15,000 acres will continually enchant you. Hikers will enjoy 50 miles of trails over rugged dunes, mysterious wetlands, sunny prairies, meandering rivers and peaceful forests.
Saturday, October 21 at 10AM
The Beaver Hypothesis: Bluebirding before the Seventeenth Century
While investigating the question "What made bluebird habitats before settlers created farms across North America," Dick was led to form the hypothesis that beavers once created the most common habitats shared by Eastern Bluebirds and tree Swallows. The beaver hypothesis represents a blend of scientific information and five decades of field experience. Dick is a retired middle school science teacher who monitors and maintains nearly 400 bluebird boxes in Delaware County.
Saturday, February 18 at 10AM
Why don't woodpeckers get concussions? Join Deb Nofzinger from Sandusky County Park District as she ponders this and many more crazy adaptations of the amazing woodpecker.
Sunday, April 23 at 10AM
Lake Erie Marshes Beaver
Dive into the history of beaver in Ohio and the Lake Erie Marshes from USFWS Visitor Services Specialist, Rebecca Lewis.
Saturday, August 12 at 10AM
Monarch Butterfly Hike
Butterfly enthusiast Deb Tefft will get you out of the classroom and into the field for a session all about the Monarch butterfly. You will learn about this species while looking for butterflies, caterpillars, and eggs at Ottawa NWR. Close-toed shoes are encouraged. Please dress to be in the great outdoors!
March 18: Schoonover Bus Tour, 12 - 4PM
Registration is required. Call 419-898-0014.
Friday, June 23 at 6PM
The Curator of the Clyde Historical Museum will join us to discuss the fur trapping and Native American trade period of the Great Black Swamp. He may even bring some relics!
Saturday, September 16 at 10AM
Our Living Legacy: American Trees
Join co-founder of Flora-Quest Cheryl Harner to
enjoy a rollicking trip across the eastern U.S. to “hug” some of the most significant trees in America. These survivors of westward expansion, timbering, industrial growth, pests, drought and disease have much to teach us. We’ll celebrate the aesthetic and ecological benefits provided by trees in both Old-Growth Forests and public parks. Let us discover their hard-won lessons before we plant trees we expect to live into the next century.
Saturday, December 16 at 10AM
-Tales from the Bush-
A Peace Corps Experience in Botswana