History & Tourism

Ohio Bird Sanctuary Trails Closed Due To Storm Damage

26 Jun , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

In a Facebook post, the Ohio Bird Sanctuary has informed visitors know of closures due to damage from last week’s massive storm.

All trails are now closed at the facility and remain so until further notice, the post shared. “We encourage you and your family to still come visit with the birds, attend a special bird encounters, and enjoy the nature playscape,” the post emphasized.

The weather created unsafe conditions on trails in the Sanctuary.

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History & Tourism

Ohio Bird Sanctuary Offering Keeper Talks In New Treehouse Classroom; Take A Virtual Tour

14 Jun , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

On summer Sunday afternoons, you have the opportunity to sit among the trees and learn about our feathered friends.

Join the Ohio Bird Sanctuary staff in the new Treehouse Classroom for the new Keeper Talks, an educational encounter with some of the Sanctuary’s “residents.” This fun experience is available to 20 attendees each Sunday at 1:00 PM, and requires registration.

Cost is $3 per person and anyone under 2 years old is free. Tickets are only available for purchase on site on the day of a given presentation.

Contact information for hours and registration can be done here.

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History & Tourism

Treehouse Classroom, Walkway Debuts At Ohio Bird Sanctuary

22 Aug , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

Friday evening saw a new chapter unfold in the story of the Ohio Bird Sanctuary.

The new treehouse feature at the Sanctuary officially opened to serve as both a public walkway and also as a classroom. Officials of the Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development were on hand for the ribbon cutting.

According to the Sanctuary website, a team from Washington State-based Nelson Treehouse, including twin sons of owner Pete Nelson — helped to create the 100 foot treetop bridge that goes from a field classroom to the new open air space suspended between beech and sycamore trees.

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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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All About Richland

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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All About Richland

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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