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WARBLERS

OSU Lima Campus - Visitor/Student Center 3900 Campus Drive, Lima, OH

A small but challenging group of song birds, warblers are often dismissed (or unknown!) because they can be difficult to see for the casual observer. Dan Hodges, Naturalist for Johnny Appleseed Metro Park District, will help walk you through the natural history of some of these flying gems; their beauty, songs, habits & more! *Co-sponsored …

FAMILY FUN NIGHT

OSU Lima Campus - Visitor/Student Center 3900 Campus Drive, Lima, OH

Join the Tri-moraine Audubon Society and Johnny Appleseed Metro Park District for a variety of nature related games and activities for children ages 1 to 101. No registration is required!

TEETH, JAWS & CLAWS – THE CARNIVOROUS DINOSAURS

OSU Lima Campus - Visitor/Student Center 3900 Campus Drive, Lima, OH

Dale Gnidovec, collections manager and curator at the Orton Geological Museum at The Ohio State University, will present on the tremendous diversity of theropods, or carnivorous dinosaurs that walk on two legs. Dale will also discuss why scientists believe birds are living dinosaurs. *Co-sponsored with the Tri-moraine Audubon Society

A WORLD OF BIRDS

OSU Lima Campus - Visitor/Student Center 3900 Campus Drive, Lima, OH

Tom Hissong, retired Education Manager and Naturalist at the Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm will present a fascinating program about his experiences with his top 25 favorite birds. Tom has been on some amazing journeys around the world and will share stories and colorful photographs of the birds that have inspired him through the years. …

PLANTS FOR BIRDS

OSU Lima Campus - Visitor/Student Center 3900 Campus Drive, Lima, OH

Tami Lunan, Field Organizer for the National Audubon Society will discuss the best plants for the birds in our area. Growing bird-friendly plants will attract and protect the birds you love while making your space beautiful and better for the environment. Co-sponsored with Tri-Moraine Audubon Society.

WIND ENERGY & BIRDS

OSU Lima Campus - Visitor/Student Center 3900 Campus Drive, Lima, OH

The Air Column is an under-protected habitat of great importance to birds. Mark Shieldcastle, Director of Research for the Black Swamp Bird Observatory, will discuss the interactions of birds and wind power and the hidden inconvenient truths. This program is co-sponsored with the Tri-Moraine Audubon Society.

GET THE BUZZ ABOUT NATIVE BEES

OSU Lima Campus - Visitor/Student Center 3900 Campus Drive, Lima, OH

Barb Snyder is a Master Gardener, Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist, and a member of the Hardin County Herb Society. She will discuss all things related to bees including: when and how bees diversified into the many species we see today, detailed accounts of how native bees go about their daily lives, the role bees play …

A Romp Through Ohio’s Flora & Fauna

OSU Lima Campus - Visitor/Student Center 3900 Campus Drive, Lima, OH

Join renowned Ohio naturalist Jim McCormac as he takes us on a pictorial journey through the wilds of Ohio. Fantastic tales of plants and animals from right here in our backyard come to life through captivating storytelling and masterful photos. Fresh off a 31 year career with ODNR, Jim is a fantastic botanist and birder, …

Whoooo’s Spooky?

OSU Lima Campus - Visitor/Student Center 3900 Campus Drive, Lima, OH

Come and see a mystery assortment of live animals as Nature’s Nursery brings some of their animal ambassadors! Nature’s Nursery is a Northwest Ohio based wildlife rehabilitation center that strives to provide high quality conservation education to children and adults alike! This program is co-sponsored by the Tri-Moraine Audubon Society. OSU Lima Campus Visitor/Student Center …

People & Rivers: The Influence of People on Aquatic Life in Dug Run

OSU Lima Campus - Visitor/Student Center 3900 Campus Drive, Lima, OH

Join Dr. Zuwerink, the biology professor at the University of Northwestern Ohio, as we explore the effects of people on stream life. Dr. Zuwerink (MS/PhD from The OSU) has spent the last 6 years studying Dug Run, a tributary of the Ottawa river that traverses the campus of UNOH with an urban setting on the …

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