Tim Colborn led an instructional bird walk for those interested with an appreciation for avian life.
At the 2019 Backyard Nature Bash you'll learn how to improve your backyard with nature at this family-friendly experience. Enjoy live music and wagon rides, shop the native plant sale, and get tips from experts on how to install rain gardens that attract pollinators at this fun, free event! Sponsored by ACME Fresh Food Market. In Partnership with Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District and West Creek Conservancy.
"The nearly fifty acres of natural woodlands that lie between the gardens and the Vermilion River add a contrast to the formal and shade gardens. This natural area offers a seasonal display of indigenous trees and wildflowers—a great place for wildflower hikes, birding and tracking. There’s plenty of wildlife here as in other parks in the Lorain County Metro Park system, including deer, wild turkey and fox." ~ Lorain County Metro Parks
It was a sunny morning with the temperature in the low 70's. It was a typical August walk with many of the expected birds. The highlight of the morning were the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds.
Summer is ending and we may see a hint of the start of fall migration. The monthly Second Saturday walks are a great opportunity for birders of all skill levels to enjoy the woods and wetlands around the Cleveland Metroparks Rocky River Nature Center. New to birding? You will be amazed how much you can learn in this friendly group. We meet at the Rocky River Nature Center parking lot.
"Our plan was to first walk the roads within several hundred yards of the parking area, looking into the marshes for wading birds and waterfowl. Within the first few minutes, we were observing dozens of swallows around and landing on structures. Mostly Barn Swallows, they were joined by a handful of Tree Swallows and one or two Bank Swallows allowing comparisons of plumage and size." ~ Tim Colborn, Field Trip Leader.
Elegant migrating shorebirds grace the Lake Erie marshes on their way south after nesting in the Arctic. Howard Marsh is about 90 miles from the west side of Cleveland. It is new addition to Toledo Metroparks. Restored wetlands host more than 100 species in July and August, including multiple species of shorebirds.
Join us! Be a part of the August WCAS Conservation Project Lab-Bird Friendly Plants Fall Sale Project! We'll be working together on upcoming Fall sales at Tremont Arts & Cultural Festival and Frostville Farmer's Market. All are welcome!
Would you like to do more for birds and habitat conservation? Are you a great communicator? Quick learner? Do you like to work in groups or fly solo? Do you have good organization skills to help grow the Audubon mission? Read the volunteer position descriptions below. Training is available. Join us!
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ABOUT VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS with Michelle Brosius, Director-at-Large and Field Trip Co-Coordinator, WCAS.
WATCH Introduction to, 'Urban Ag for People, Birds, and Wildlife'
WATCH Overview of 'WCAS Birding Challenges Fall 2020'
The WCAS Fall Warbler Challenge extends through October 31, 2020 and offered along with it is a schedule of interactive programs and digital resources to help you stay sharp on bird identity, informed on Northeast Ohio birding hotspot locations, engaged with LIVE bird banding broadcast, bird photography and much more! The WCAS Fall Warbler Challenge is a fundraising event to support chapter conservation education programs for the public. Check the Fall Warbler Challenge 2020 Schedule
The Dead Tree Birding Challenge is over but we hope you'll join us for the Wrap Up with Nancy Howell on Sat Sept 26, 2020 from 7:00-8:00pm at the WCAS Virtual Conference Center.
Speaker Series Tue Oct 6:
“Bird and Moon: Comics With a Naturalist’s Knowledge”,
Rosemary Mosco, Naturalist and Artist. REGISTER
WATCH WCAS Member Meeting and "Hybridization of Cerulean and Parula Warblers", Sept 1, 2020.
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