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If you’re looking for a fun, family-friendly, and educational event, and let’s be honest, just want to get outdoors, you won’t want to miss the annual Mohican Wildlife Weekend. The 2022 weekend event takes place this weekend, April 22-24.
The Mohican Wildlife Weekend has been held for over 20 years and continues to draw visitors from the community and around Ohio. This event is perfect for families that are remote learners, homeschoolers, or just enjoy learning and spending time outdoors. While this event is family-friendly, couples and solo adults are also in the center of the action. The varied topics prevented ensure you’ll find topics that appeal to a wide age range.
Each year, the Mohican Wildlife Weekend chooses a different overall theme and opens with a key-note speaker. This year, the topic is Mohican Under the Stars. Key-note Speaker, Terri Mann, the President of the Dark-Sky Association will kick off this popular event at the Warren Rupp Observatory during Friday Night’s Reception.
While you can count on some of your favorite programs like the bird encounters at Gorman Nature Center, Gold Panning, Archery and BB Gun Range at Pleasant Hill Lake Park, and birding boat tours on the Clear Fork Reservoir to continue this year, there are always new activities to look forward to as well.
New for 2022
Warren Rupp Observatory will be open for the first time to attendees in 2022. Located on the grounds of Hidden Hollow Camp, the observatory boasts one of the largest amateur-operated telescopes in the world.
The Mohican Wildlife Weekend is also the perfect time to check out the new accessible Nelson Treehouse, completed at the Ohio Bird Sanctuary in 2021. A naturalist will be in the treehouse to introduce you to the Avian Ambassadors during two separate sessions over the weekend.
Mohican Wildlife Weekend Locations
This outdoor event is held rain or shine in several locations throughout North Central Ohio including:
Mohican State Park Lodge & Conference Center– Located between Mohican and Malabar Farm State Parks, the lodge is a great location for those looking for a place to stay during the Mohican Wildlife Weekend. You’ll love the views of Pleasant Hill Lake from the lobby, and the indoor & outdoor pools and game rooms are sure to be a hit with the younger members of the family. Saturday night live Birds of Prey presentation by the Ohio Bird Sanctuary.
What will you Learn at Mohican Wildlife Weekend?
Attendees will learn about the night sky, basic fire building, basic survival skills, birds of prey, solar scopes & cooking, and the natural history and heritage found in both Richland and Ashland County through workshops and demonstrations for beginners and experienced naturalists. Some of the hands-on activities include birding boat tours, trout fishing archery, and panning for gold.
Tips for Attending:
Tips for Visiting with Kids:
The Mohican Wildlife Weekend provides a great time for outdoor lovers to learn something new, but if you miss it there’s no need to fret. Most of these locations are open to the public and available for you to enjoy year-round. Visit www.MohicanWildlifeWeekend for full schedule details, reservations, and links to local lodging, dining, and more things to round out your adventure.
For the latest and most complete information on attractions and events in Richland County, be sure to visit the Destination Mansfield – Richland County website. You can do so here.
Source: Destination Mansfield – Richland County