August 6: BioBlitz at Earth Heart Farms On August 6th, Black Swamp Bird Observatory will be conducting a BioBlitz of the incredible habitat of Earth Heart Farms in Oak Harbor, Ohio and we would love for you to join us! A BioBlitz is an event aimed at finding and identifying as many species in a designated area over a short period of time. Using the knowledge and tools of local experts alongside people of all ages in the community, teams will survey birds, butterflies, dragonflies, lichens, fungi, and more! Farmed and homesteaded beginning in the 1880's, this 80-acre property has been kept in the same family for five generations. Since the fourth generation, the property has been undergoing transformations to return it to its original habitat. With much success, the property continues to grow as a beneficial place for wildlife and a wonderful place to enjoy nature and wildlife of northwest Ohio. Black Swamp Bird Observatory has been thankful to use this property for research and education programs for more than 20 years. We’ve had the great fortune of watching the transformation of the area from agriculture to habitat that supports an incredible range of biodiversity.
We will have many local experts joining us, but we cannot make this event a success without the help of volunteers that are willing to join us in the field and help with surveying. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you can attend by July 19th!
August 27: Birding at Green Lawn Cemetery 9:00 a.m. Downtown Columbus, OH This field trip is lead by the Central Chapter advisors, but all OYBC student members are invited to attend. Please e-mail email@example.com if your student plants to attend and to receive more information.
FULL August 27: Purple Martins at Nimsila Reservoir, Green, OH 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nimsila Reservoir Green, OH Marvel at the sight of thousands of Purple Martins as they settle in to roost in the reeds at Nimsila Reservoir, as they prepare for migration back to South America. Every year from August through mid-September tens of thousands of Purple Martins flock to Nimisila Reservoir in Green, Ohio and to experience the sights and sounds of this amazing spectacle is breathtaking! We will tour the reservoir on a pontoon boat operated by the Portage Lakes Purple Martin Association.