The Ohio Bird Sanctuary, located near Clear Fork Reservoir at 3774 Orweiler Road, is the site and/or host for many activities this weekend as a part of Mohican Wildlife Weekend and carrying forward its theme of “Ohio Pollinators.” Those include the following:
Saturday, April 29:
Birding Boat Tours on Clearfork Reservoir: 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM, 12 noon, 1:30 PM, 3:00 PM. $10 person; limit of 9 per boat. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Ohio Bird Sanctuary.
Photographing Birds of Prey: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. A variety of bird of prey species will be displayed in natural settings along the trails. Perfect for up close photographs.
Birds as Pollinators – Hummmm?: 12:00 noon. Learn about how our smallest winged marvels play a large role in the ecosystem. See this winged jewel up close. Program by presented by Jan Ferrell.
Building a Pollinator Garden: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Naturalists will be actively working in the Sanctuary’s butterfly garden. Interactive program. Come learn and assist. Children welcome.
Gourd Birdhouse Workshop: 2:00 PM. Make your own bird house from a gourd. These beautiful, natural houses can be stained or painted for avian use or a unique home decoration. $10/person material cost.
Birds of Prey Show: 7:00 PM. Enjoy an up close experience with a variety of Ohio’s bird species. A 30 minute presentation that is fun and educational. Mohican State Park Resort.
Sunday, April 30:
Birding Boat Tours/Clearfork Reservoir: 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM, 12 noon, 1:30 PM, 3:00 PM. $10 person; limit of 9 per boat. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Ohio Bird Sanctuary.
Children Activities: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Build a hummingbird feeder, make a butterfly garden seed bomb, and many more nature crafts. Suitable for all ages. Some crafts have a nominal material fee.
Your Backyard Refrigerator: 2:00 PM. Learn how your yard can be a feast for native pollinators and birds. Program presented by Bill Flannigan.
Building a Pollinator Garden: 12:00 noon – 2:00 PM. Naturalists will be actively working in the Sanctuary’s butterfly garden. Interactive program. Come learn and assist. Children welcome.
Keeper Talks: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Meet and greet many of our education raptors and learn from their caretakers about their natural history and reasons they reside at the Sanctuary. Great opportunity for up close photography.
For more information about Mohican Wildlife Weekend, visit this location online.