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Children & Nature Network

Children & Nature Network

In 2006, the Children & Nature Network was created by Richard Louv, Cheryl Charles, Martha Farrell Erickson, Martin LeBlanc, Michael Pertschuk and Amy Pertschuk. Their vision: “A world in which all children play, learn and grow with nature in their everyday lives.” The Children & Nature Network is a great resource for information about connecting […]

Hiking With a Toddler – First D...

Hiking With a Toddler

Hiking with a toddler is always an interesting endeavor. But since Sunday was the first day of spring, I decided to take my 2 1/2 year old out for a mid-morning, pre-nap hike in a local forest preserve. The weather was chilly, meaning hat and gloves and repeated requests to “put hat and gloves back […]

The Upcoming 14th Annual Shreve Sprin...

The Upcoming 14th Annual Shreve Spring Migration Sensation

This year the Ohio Birdfreaks (Dakota and Jennie) will be attending the 14th Annual Shreve Migration Sensation with a few Illinois Birdfreaks (Susie, Sammie and Allison)! We are super excited! This is the best Ohio event to show off migratory waterfowl and is perfect for all ages and every skill level of birder. Shreve, Ohio […]

New York State Young Birders Club

New York State Young Birders Club

The New York State Young Birders Club (NYSYB) has many opportunities for young birders between 10 and 19, adult members and even partner organizations. The club is a special project of the New York State Ornithological Association and offers field trips, meetings, scholarships and much more! NYSYB also welcomes members from other states! The New […]

6th Annual Ohio Young Birders Confere...

6th Annual Ohio Young Birders Conference

Saturday November 3rd and Sunday November 4th was the 6th Annual Ohio Young Birders Conference. In one word it was…AMAZING! This year it was held at the Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm. The place is a gorgeous environmental education center in Dayton, Ohio. This conference is not just for members of the club: anyone can […]

Getting Ready for the 6th Annual Ohio...

Getting Ready for the 6th Annual Ohio Young Birders Conference

Greeting from young Birdfreak birder and blogger Dakota Callaway (Outcalt)! This year on November 3rd the Ohio Young Birders Club will host the 6th Annual Ohio Young Birders Conference. I am honored to have been included this year as a speaker! My topic is going to be on Citizen Science and how it helps birds. […]

Ohio Young Birders Field Trip –...

Ohio Young Birders Field Trip – Cedar Bog State Nature Preserve

For a July field trip, The Ohio Young Birders Club decided to meet up at Cedar Bog State Nature Preserve, the largest calcareous fen in Ohio. John Sawvel, the OYBC Membership Coordinator led the group in search of plants, birds, butterflies and dragonflies. Cedar Bog Boardwalk Illinoian young birder and niece Sammie is currently visiting […]

Ohio Young Birders Meet Author Richar...

Ohio Young Birders Meet Author Richard Crossley

Richard Crossley– author of The Crossley ID Guide The Ohio Young Birders Club was invited to meet field guide author Richard Crossley who presented at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center Tuesday night in Columbus, Ohio. He discussed his life and bird identification plus signed books (included Birdfreak’s!). Dakota traveled with fellow Ohio young birder Kayla […]

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