Sunday April 30, 2017

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8am-10am Advanced Birding - High Biodiversity. What's that? You can tell the difference between a Song Sparrow and a Carolina Chickadee? Blue Jays and Cardinals don't give you trouble? Want to know more about things like warblers, vireos, tanagers, swallows, rails, gulls and bitterns? Join us as we explore the avian diversity of the Mohican region, Ohio, and beyond. Gorman Nature Center. 








9am, 10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm, 3pm Birding Boat Tours/Clearfork Reservoir. $10 per person. Limit nine per boat. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Ohio Bird Sanctuary. Ohio Bird Sanctuary. 


10am-12pm Wildflower Hike. Delve into Malabar's wildflower world with a guided hike through high wildflower areas. Pre-registration is preferred. Call 419-892-2784. Malabar Farm State Park. 

















10am Hummingbird Feeders. Learn about feeding hummingbirds and make a hummingbird feeder to take home. Mohican State Park/Resort Lobby. 


10am-12pm Attracting Pollinators with Native Plants! Learn how to evaluate and select native plants for your landscape to attract pollinators and participate in a hands-on pollinator garden planting demonstration. Gorman Nature Center. 













10am-12pm Gardening for Pollinators. Learn which plants to choose to attract pollinators to your flowerbeds. Afterwards, help plant some native flowers in our new butterfly garden! Program presented by Willo'dell Landscaping. Charles Mill Lake Park. 


10am Goldenrod Galls. Goldenrods are a wonderful species that attracts many different pollinators, from bees to butterflies, to beetles and wasps. Lowe-Volk Nature Center. 


11am-3pm Keeper Talks. 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. Ohio Bird Sanctuary. 









11am-4pm Planting a Pollinator Garden. Be part of the experience! Work with volunteers as they revitalize a garden space at the farm into a pollinators' paradise. Malabar Farm State Park.







11am-4pm Children Activities. 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. Ohio Bird Sanctuary. 





12pm How Does Pollination Work? Through a fun-filled - and tasty! - Cheetos activity, participants will understand how plants and animals make pollination work. Afterwards, there will be a Pollinator Scavenger Hunt. Fun for all ages! Lowe-Volk Nature Center. 




12pm-2pm Building a Pollinator Garden. Naturalists will be actively working in the Sanctuary's butterfly garden. Interactive program. Come learn and assist. Children welcome. Ohio Bird Sanctuary.   
  12pm-2pm Butterfly Banquet! Different types of butterflies spend their winters in all different stages of life, but what happens when they come out of hibernation? Join us for a hike around the property as we search for and discuss these important pollinating insects and the food plants that keep them alive. All ages welcome! Gorman Nature Center.   
  12:30pm Hummingbird Hike. The first of the hummingbirds are returning to Ohio. Join us for a hike looking for this very important pollinator. Mohican State Park Covered Bridge Picnic Area.   

1pm Hemlock Falls Hike. Take a hike along the historic and scenic Hemlock Falls trail and learn about its unique natural history and folklore. This hike has sections of trail with rugged, rocky terrain, and may not be suitable for the very young or those with physical limitations. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Meet at Hemlock Falls Center porch. Mohican Outdoor School. 

1pm-2pm Mushroom Hike. Mingle through a magnificent world of mushrooms! Travel with a Malabar guide to learn about finding mushrooms, their purposes, which ones are edible and more! Pre-registration is preferred. Call 419-892-2784. Malabar Farm State Park. 

1pm-2pm Pollinators for All. Join a Division of Wildlife Biologist and learn how Pollinator Plots can positively affect not only insects and butterflies, but many wildlife species (ex. turkey, rabbits, songbirds, pheasants, deer, etc.) Wolf Creek Grist Mill 

1pm-3pm Buzz About Bees. Meet Beekeeper Doug and learn how bees collect pollen and make honey.  Discover which flowers attract bees in your yard! Charles Mill Lake Park. 





2pm-3pm Butterflies & Skippers with "Wild Ginger". Ohio is home to over 40 butterfly and skipper species, many of which are now on the endangered list. Join Malabar volunteer, "Wild Ginger", to learn about these fascinating creatures and how to create a habitat that attracts and supports them in your own backyard. Free, no registration required, but space is limited. Malabar Farm State Park. 


  2pm Your Backyard Refrigerator. Learn how your yard can be a feast for native pollinators and birds. Ohio Bird Sanctuary.   
  2pm Successes of a Pollination Station. The grounds at Lowe-Volk Park have two active sites dedicated to pollinators: the Butterfly Garden and Pollination Station. These small sites are host to many native plants that attract a wide variety of pollinators, from hummingbirds to Monarchs. This short hike will follow the trail of successes - and set-backs - of each site, giving homeowners a taste for what they can expect in establishing their own tiny pollinator oasis on their property. Lowe-Volk Nature Center.   


2pm-4pm Hands-on Animals. Join us for our exciting finale to Mohican Wildlife Weekend! Enjoy the experience of touching, holding, and learning about some of Gorman Nature Center's resident reptiles and amphibians. All of GNC's educational animals are native to the Richland County area. This program is enjoyed by all ages. Gorman Nature Center.   


Click here for Overnight Accomodations
Ashland Area CVB
Muskingum Watershed Conservany District
The Ohio Bird Sanctuary
Charles Mill Marina
Possum Run Greenhouse & Gifts
Thanks to Our Supporting Partners Ohio Divsion of Wildlife Ashland Area CVB Pleasant Hill Park hio State Parks - Department of Natural Resources Destination Mansfield Mohican Loudonville CVB Richland Bank