Ornithology Class on Wait List
Columbus Audubon's latest class offering, Introduction to Ornothlogy to be taught by Dr Angelika Nelson, is full. You can still ask to be placed on the wait list in case an opening becomes available. For more information, see our earlier article about the course on this Web site.
Rare Birds from the Far North
You may have seen recent reports of several Snowy Owls in Ohio. At least four of these magnificent white birds of prey have been seen in the Cleveland area, and we have a report of one well to the south. Apparently these are only the first of what may turn out to be a number of avian invaders from Canada.
OSU Chadwick Arboretum Winter Solstice Labyrinth Walk
Looking for a change of pace this winter? Look no further than The Ohio State University's Chadwick Arboretum. Their Winter Solstice Labyrinth Walk will be held in Columbus on Thursday, December 19, from 5:30 - 7:00 pm. Roast chestnuts at the trellis entrance to the Lane Avenue Gardens, sip fair trade hot chocolate, walk the labyrinth, and enjoy a special presentation about the labyrinth at 5:45 pm at this free holiday event! For more information, visit the Chadwick Labyrinth Walk Web page.
Ohio Bluebird Society Conference
The annual Ohio Bluebird Society Conference will be held on February 22nd, 2014 at the Fisher Auditorium at the Ohio State Wooster Campus, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, OH 44691. The theme of the conference is Finding Your Happiness Through Nature - The Domino Effect of Bluebirding.
Another Successful OYBC Annual Conference
The 7th annual Ohio Young Birders Conference was held at the Toledo Zoo on November 2. Our very own Central Ohio Chapter member Elijah Martineau has written a conference report that you can view online. You also can view a photo gallery from the conference.
2014 Vernal Pool Workshops
The 2014 Vernal Pool Workshop offered by the Ohio Environmental Council (OEC) is open for registration!
The workshop is designed for anyone interested in learning more about vernal pools and the fascinating creatures that use them. The workshop in Central Ohio will be held at the Stratford Ecological Center on March 22, 2014.
You can learn more about the workshop or register at the OEC Web site.
The Million Dollar Duck
If you have ever wanted to be involved in the making of a movie, here's your chance!
Brian Davis, an independent producer, is producing a documentary about the making of the Federal Duck Stamp. The film already is in production, but Mr. Davis is seeking small contributions – typically $5-$20 – to complete the work.