Spring is a busy time in the woods, and some of the most active and colorful inhabitants are the multitude of breeding birds. These species have impressive life histories, and they utilize every nook and cranny of our woodlands in southeastern Ohio.
Join the OSU Extension on June 8th at the Vinton Furnace State forest near McArthur for an opportunity to learn about this diverse assemblage of feathered creatures.
Program attendees will have the opportunity to:
- Observe a variety of forest birds by sight and song
- Experience mist netting and understand the important information gained with birds in-hand
- Learn about ongoing research on the important role that birds have in our oak forests; from blue jays assisting with oak regeneration to forest birds serving as important indicators of forest health and succession conditions.
- Explore many other fascinating aspects of bird community interactions from nest predation to the unique aspects of nocturnal Eastern Whip-poor-wills.
- Spend a day in the woods with experienced birders
- Understand the habitat requirements of many woodland birds
Featured presenters include Kelly Williams, Ohio University; Laura Kearns, ODNR-Division of Wildlife, Mark Wiley ODNR-Division of Wildlife, Katrina Schultes, USDA Forest Service - Wayne National Forest, Bryce Adams, The Ohio State University and Stephen Matthews, The Ohio State University.
The program starts at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m. A registration fee of $12 will cover the cost of lunch and program materials.
RSVP by calling OSU Extension Vinton County at 740-596-5212, or email Dave Apsley at firstname.lastname@example.org by June 4th.
For brochures, directions and more information about the OSU Extension's full slate of programs for 2018, visit u.osu.edu/seohiowoods