Winter 2020 Programs & Events
Meet in Seitz Family Pavilion, 1/8 mile north of 14321 Road 7L, Pandora for all of the following scheduled activities.
Annual Hat Day Hike
Sunday, January 19, 2 to 3 p.m.
National Hat Day (January 15) is not just for keeping your noggin warm. It’s a chance to make a statement and to display your favorite headgear. In celebration, join us on the Sunday after for a nature hike. In addition to wearing your most amazing hat, wear warm clothes and good walking shoes.
Full Moon Hike
Saturday, February 8, 8 to 9 p.m.
February’s full Moon reaches peak fullness at 2:34 A.M. EST on Sunday, February 9. For the best view of this Moon, we will look for it on the night of Saturday, February 8; it will rise in the east and reach its highest point in the sky around midnight. Please bring a flashlight and dress for the weather).
PREREGISTRATION is required for this event. Call 419-384-7195 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, February 6 at 12 p.m. to tell us you are coming.
Great Backyard Bird Count 2020
Saturday, February 15, 9 to 10:30 a.m.
Each February, the National Audubon Society and Cornell Lab of Ornithology team up to coordinate the Great Backyard Bird Count. Join us as we walk the trails to document the many species of birds that shelter in the preserve. All recorded species will be submitted to the international count as part of the largest instantaneous snapshot of global bird populations. Wear good walking shoes, warm clothes, and bring a bird guide and binoculars if you have them.
Spring Migration Bird Hike
Saturday, April 25, 9 to 11:30 a.m.
Rain date: Saturday, May 16
Migration will be in full swing during that time and our leaders, birding enthusiastic Dave Smith and Deb Weston, Birder and Quarry Farm Board Member, hopes we’ll see some nice warblers. Dress for the weather in earth-toned colors and sturdy hiking shoes. We’ll be walking with stops to look and listen for migrants 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 ebird and shared with any participants who want to share their email. Bring binoculars and cameras are welcome. Preregistration is not required and there is no fee to participate, but donations to The Quarry Farm 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.)
6th Annual Quarry Farm Jam
Saturday, September 12, 2020, 6 to 9 p.m.
Seitz Family Pavilion, 1/8 mile north of 14321 Road 7L, Pandora
Whether you play an instrument like a virtuoso or just like to pretend, sing along or listen, spend a sweet late summer evening with music under the big red roof alongside the calls from the nature preserve. There will be cookies, too.
Fulton County Soil & Water Conservation District
Monarchs & More Family Fun Day
Sunday, September 13, 2020
Join us in the wetland conservation area at Sauder Village in Archbold. We will be in the company of many other exhibitors, including ODNR and a selection of beekeepers.
The Quarry Farm 5th Annual 5K
Saturday, October 3, 2020
The Quarry Farm 5K 2020 follows an easy (just two sloping hills!) out-and-back rural course that takes participants past a historic bridge, two scenic creeks to a rest halfway and back to the finish line at Red Fox Cabin. Participants will have the option of receiving a custom color 5K shirt OR a white t-shirt with The Quarry Farm logo on the chest. Runners/walkers wearing the white shirt will be ‘painted’ at various stations along the route. We will use liquid, non-toxic paints that will cool you down as you enjoy this colorful experience.
All 5K proceeds from donations and registrations (when required) further the goal and mission of The Quarry Farm Nature Preserve & Conservation Farm to provide the opportunity for people of all ages to increase their understanding of the natural environment of Northwest Ohio and to interact with their fellow inhabitants in a sustainable manner.