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    Posted: 29 May 2018 at 12:45am
Toledo Naturalists' Association events for June. Please join us!

4th Annual Oak Openings Summer Bird Count - special event

The Oaks Summer Bird Count yielded 110 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 at 2pm.  Contact Brandon Brywczynski at 419-944-3951 or brandon13@roadrunner.com if you would like to join in the fun (RSVP not required, but preferred).

If you are interested in being a group leader for the count or plan to do any owling, please contact Brandon before the count.    

Time: Saturday, June 16, 5:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: McDonald's, 6555 Airport Hwy, Holland, OH 43528, USA

Breeding Birds of the Oak Openings - field trip

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.  Last year a Yellow-breasted chat put on quite a show before rain clouds dampened the event. Hopefully the weather will be more cooperative this year.  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.

Time: Tuesday, June 19, 6:30-8:30 pm
Location: Oak Openings Metropark Lodge, 5230 Wilkins Rd, Whitehouse, OH


Monclova Sand Pits - field trip

This lesser known area of Oak Openings Metropark has plenty to offer in the way of flora as well as fauna. Blooming yellow-eyed grass, colic root, club mosses, sundews, and milkwort are some of the plants we should find. Dragonflies and butterflies abound, as well as many other interesting insects including the antenna-waving wasp. We may try to do some netting of critters, land and aquatic, for closer inspection. Meet trip leader Elliot Tramer at the Buehner Nature Center, Oak Openings Metropark at 9:00 a.m.

Time: 9:00 am to noon
Location: Buehner Nature Center, Oak Openings Metropark, 5240 Wilkins Rd, Whitehouse, OH

Dragons on the Wing - field trip

Rick Nirschl is one of the region’s most dedicated and skilled at finding unusual dragonflies.  There is usually some excellent diversity at this time of year and Rick will utilize his knowledge to find as many species as possible at this local odonata hotspot.

Time: 9:00 am to noon
Location: Wiregrass Lake Metropark, 201 N. Eber Road, Holland, OH


Kim Smith
Publicity Chair
Toledo Naturalists' Association
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