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    Posted: 26 May 2017 at 8:13pm
Youth Nature Walk at Lake La Su An
When : June 3, 8am – 11am
Where: Lake La Su An Wildlife Area, 9455 Co Rd R, Pioneer, OH 43554, USA (map)
Description: A Youth Nature Walk will be held at the beautiful Lake La Su An Wildlife Area on Saturday, June 3 at 8AM. The walk will be led by high school student Kaylee McCaskey, who has knowledge and interest in a wide range of flora and fauna, especially, birds, bugs and fungus. Please wear long pants, socks, and sturdy footwear. Please bring water, snacks and bug repellent. Binoculars are recommended. This 2-mile walk will be leisurely paced, and take approximately 3 hours. Youth of any age are welcome, and should be accompanied by an adult. Take US 20 west into Williams County and turn north/right onto County Road 7. When the road ends at County Road R, turn west/left and meet at the large parking lot next to the lake. We look forward to seeing you soon, rain or shine!
Birding at Hidden Lake Gardens
When :Sun, June 4, 9am – 12pm
Where: Hidden Lake Gardens, 6214 Monroe Road (Hwy M-50), Tipton, MI 49287, USA (map)
Description: Hidden Lake Gardens is known for…well…it’s gardens. But the area is a great place to observe migrating birds as they begin to settle in for the breeding season. Managed by Michigan State University, the gardens are located off of M-50 just west of Tecumseh, Michigan. Join leader Steve Stockford for several hours of exploration of the trails on the north end of the property. Meet at the Hidden Lake Gardens gift shop at 9am. A small admission fee of $3 is required to enter the gardens.
Breeding Birds of the Oak Openings
When : Tue, June 13, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Where: Oak Openings Metropark Lodge, 5230 Wilkins Rd, Whitehouse, OH 43571, USA (map)
Description: Always a favorite, this trip is designed to see some of the regular breeding birds of the Oak Openings. Species we will seek include Lark Sparrow; Grasshopper Sparrow; Henslow’s Sparrow; Pine, Blue-winged and Hooded Warblers; Blue Grosbeak and Summer Tanager. Bring your bug spray. Long pants and closed-toe shoes are also recommended. Meet leader Matt Anderson at the Oak Openings Metropark Lodge at 6:30 p.m.
The 3rd Annual Oak Openings Summer Bird Count
When: Sat, June 17, 5am – 5pm
Where: McDonald's, 6555 Airport Hwy, Holland, OH 43528, USA (map)
Description: The Oaks Summer Bird Count yielded 106 species last year. We’ll try to at least match that number again, but more importantly, simply enjoy a day of birding in the Oak Openings. The day will start at 5am at the McDonald’s on Airport Highway for breakfast, some strategizing, and assigning of territories. Everyone will then spread out over the count area for a fun day of birding with their group. Birders are then invited to join the countdown at Local Thyme in Whitehouse. Contact Brandon Brywczynski at 419-944-3951 or brandon13@roadr​unner.com if you would like to join in the fun (RSVP not required, but preferred).
Butterflies Are Free to Fly
WhenS: Sat, June 24, 11am – 1pm
Where: Kitty Todd Nature Preserve, 10420 Old State Line Rd, Swanton, OH 43558, USA (map)
Description: Meet Jan Dixon at The Nature Conservancy’s Kitty Todd Preserve. We will depart from there to the best location to look for butterflies currently flying. It is a good time to see hairstreaks and if we are lucky we will be able to see Acadian (a special butterfly of our area), Edward’s, Gray, and possibly Banded Hairstreaks. We will be sure to see Great Spangled Fritillaries and if fortunate, Aphrodite and Meadow Fritillaries. Other possible butterflies include both the Southern and Northern Cloudywings, along with many more commonly known species. Bring water and wear long pants and comfortable shoes.
Astronomy I: Summer Stars
When: Sat, June 24, 9:30pm – 11:30pm
Where: Beaver Creek Preserve, 23028 Long Judson Rd, Grand Rapids, OH 43522, USA (map)
Description: Earlier in the year TNA offered an opportunity to view the stars in an indoor setting from the comfort of a reclining chair. The warmth of June will allow us to venture out to Beaver Creek Preserve in Grand Rapids to view the night time sky. Leader John Starr and other star gazers will have their telescopes ready to go. June offers great views of distant galaxies as well as the planets of Jupiter and Saturn. Meet John at Beaver Creek Preserve at 9:30pm. He will be set up in the area closest to the road going by the park. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair, some insect repellent, and perhaps a light jacket depending on nightly temperatures.
Dragons on the Wing
When: Sat, July 1, 9am – 12pm
Where: Wiregrass Lake Metropark, 201 N Eber Rd, Holland, OH 43528, USA (map)
Description: Rick Nirschl is one of the region’s most dedicated and skilled at finding unusual dragonflies. There is usually some excellent diversity this time of year and Rick will utilize his knowledge to put us in the best spot at the best time. Rick will be joined by TNA member and Wild Ones representative Jan Dixon for this field trip. Meet Rick and Jan at Wiregrass Lake Metropark at 201 N. Eber Road.

Edited by JAXALLIE - 26 May 2017 at 8:18pm
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If anyone is planning to take part in the Oak Openings Summer Bird Saturday June 17th, and you haven't given me a heads up, I'd appreciate it if you did. I can be reached at 419-944-3951 or brandon13@roadrunner.com. Thanks!
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