History & Tourism

April Brings Birds And Butterflies

3 Apr , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

Thinking of April conjures up tulips and spring air; warmer temperatures and blooming wildflowers.

It also suggests birds and butterflies — both of which are being showcase this month across Richland County.

Following are links to events and workshops on this theme — click on any for more information and, where available, online registration. Please note that the Birding Boat Tours repeat on Sunday, April 25 at the same times, and that other Mohican Wildlife Weekend events may have a component dealing with birds or butterflies. More…

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Still A Chance To “Spend Time With The Birds”

12 Oct , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

The Ohio Bird Sanctuary has extended its popular “Spend Time With The Birds” events into October. That’s the good news. The challenging news is that there is only one more of these opportunities available this fall.

These take place on Wednesday evenings from 5 PM until 6 PM, this is a chance for you and your family to view three of the Sanctuary’s birds up close and personal, out of their enclosures. More…

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Show Some Love For the Ohio Bird Sanctuary

21 Jan , 2020  

A few days before Valentine’s Day, celebrate the amazing world of owls at the Ohio Bird Sanctuary on February 8.

A fun evening has been planned for the two hour event that kicks off at 5:30 PM. Attendees will be able to meet ‘owl ambassadors’, meaning the feathered residents of the sanctuary. There will also be an opportunity to create owl-themed crafts and do other activities. More…

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Love Is In The Air At The Ohio Bird Sanctuary

1 Feb , 2018  

Combine the season of Valentine’s Day with our featured friends and you might well come up with “Love is in the Air,” coming to the Ohio Bird Sanctuary.

The event will take place from noon until 2 PM on Saturday, February 10. It will feature crafts, a coloring contest, and opportunities to meet and photograph the sanctuary’s owls. More…

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Ohio Bird Sanctuary Named Official WILD School Site

21 Oct , 2017  

The Ohio Bird Sanctuary (OBS) was recently dedicated as an official WILD School Site, according to the Ohio DNR. The Sanctuary is the 175th site dedicated in Ohio and the second in Richland County. More…

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Critter, Yuck, And Outdoor Survival Summer Camps On Tap

25 May , 2017  

Summer camps at the Ohio Bird Sanctuary at this year are opportunities for fun and education, each with its own theme. Offered in three versions, the camps for 6 to 12-year-olds run from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM each day. More…

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Sunday At The Sanctuary

1 May , 2017  

On Sunday afternoon, we paid a visit to the Ohio Bird Sanctuary on Orweiler Road near Clear Fork Reservoir. While the Sanctuary is regularly open on weekend afternoons, this Sunday brought special programming in conjunction with Mohican Wildlife Weekend. More…

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History & Tourism

Meet Winnie The Owl

30 Apr , 2017  

We were at the Ohio Bird Sanctuary this afternoon during Mohican Wildlife Weekend, and made a new friend. Meet Winnie the owl. Click photo for a larger view.

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Mohican Wildlife Weekend: Ohio Bird Sanctuary

25 Apr , 2017  

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: More…

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Ohio Bird Sanctuary Unveils New Website

19 Mar , 2017  

The Ohio Bird Sanctuary, located on Orweiler Road southwest of Ontario, has a new and larger online presence.

The new site provides substantially more resources than its predecessor. In addition to tour, event, and location details, the website introduces the variety of birds at the Sanctuary; discusses avian care with information on dealing with injured birds; provides an overview of educational programming including camps, field trips, and homeschooling resources; and much more. More…

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Christmas For The Birds

10 Dec , 2016  

Here’s a question for you. What would be on a bird’s Christmas shopping list?

Try suet, paper towels, Clorox wipes, pellets, meal works, bird seed, and black sunflower seeds. Or, better yet, a donation to cover the cost of any of those. More…

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Ohio Bird Sanctuary Hosts Fall Family Festival

14 Oct , 2016  

Visit your fine featured friends this Saturday, as the Ohio Bird Sanctuary hosts its annual Fall Family Festival.

The event, which runs from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, will include the following: More…

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