Spring 2021 Programs & Events
Register by the Thursday before each event by calling 419-384-7195 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Dress for the weather, including good walking shoes, and meet in Seitz Family Pavilion, 1/8 mile north of 14321 Road 7L, Pandora. Masks are required for the safety of everyone present.
Saturday, April 17, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
April is National Poetry Month and April 17 is International Haiku Poetry Day. In honor of both, we’ll hike the trails, look for wildlife and spring wildflowers and—you guessed it—try our hands at writing haikus about nature in Spring. The Haiku poem is a Japanese art form that consists of short and simple, 3 line stanzas consisting of 5-7-5 syllables. We can be bards and enjoy the emerging season in the process.
Spring Migration Bird Hike
Saturday, May 15, 8 to 10:30 a.m.
Rain date: Saturday, May 22
Migration will be in full swing during that time and our leaders, birding enthusiast Dave Smith and Deb Weston, Birder and Quarry Farm Board Member, hope we’ll see some nice warblers. Dress for the
weather in earth-toned colors and sturdy hiking shoes that can get muddy. We’ll be walking with stops to look and listen for migrating and resident birds. Participants will learn which are passing through on their way to breeding grounds in Canada and which will stay to nest here. If the birds are actively singing, we’ll listen for the differences between species. Materials will be available for take-home, including warbler bird song mnemonics, basic shapes of birds and a list of residents versus migrants. What we see will be documented on Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s ebird and shared with any participants who want to share their email. Bring binoculars and cameras are welcome. Preregistration is not required (but masks are) and there is no fee to participate. Tax-deductible donations are welcome.
(Note: We won’t use bird songs on devices to draw the birds in, especially during breeding season when they have enough to contend with. Sensitive species may leave the area if they hear a rival.)
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