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Gearing up for the Biggest Week in Am...

Gearing up for the Biggest Week in American Birding: A Challenge

I was considering a post about what to bring to the Biggest Week this year but after talking with Dakota (another Birdfreak but more importantly our “let’s get rid of plastic” advocate) decided to change course just a bit. First off, I really hope to see a lot of people at the Biggest Week in […]

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 […]

13th Annual Shreve Migration Sensatio...

13th Annual Shreve Migration Sensation

Coming up next week on March 16th is the annual Shreve Migration Sensation! Shreve is where Ohio’s largest inland natural wetland complex exists (5,671 acres) making this the perfect place to host a spring migration sensation! The 13th Annual Shreve Migration Sensation includes workshops, vendors, live birds, hands on events and even some snakes! We […]

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The Biggest Week in American Birding – 2013

The dates are set for the Biggest Week in American Birding! Mark your calendars May 3rd – 12th, 2013 for a week of super expert birders, fun events, and warblers dripping off trees. The festival schedule will be published by the end of January and festival registration will open in mid February. Yellow-rumped Warbler Photo […]

Weird Bug at Work – Greater Ang...

Weird Bug at Work – Greater Angle-wing (Katydid)

While I’m not as into insects as the Ohioan-based part of the Birdfreak Team, a coworker discovered a “leaf bug” and asked me to photograph it. Using the Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America I identified it as a Greater Angle-wing, a member of the Katydid family. Here are a few of the […]

Mothing at the Black Swamp Bird Obser...

Mothing at the Black Swamp Bird Observatory

Eastern Wood-Pewee – Pro Bug-eater! If you love birds and butterflies – why not give moths a try? The Ohio Birdfreaks took on the night life by attending a Mothing event at the Black Swamp Bird Observatory (BSBO) led by Kenn Kaufman. The BSBO joined the Toledo Naturalists’ Association (TNA) to help us learn how […]

Maine 2012 – Bar Harbor, Maine

Maine 2012 – Bar Harbor, Maine

All aboard the Friendship V for the Puffin and Whale Watch Tour in gorgeous Bar Harbor, Maine! Hours of fun in the Gulf of Maine searching for seals, eagles, porpoises, dolphins, offshore birds, lighthouses and North Atlantic Puffins…oh and whales! …well, no whales. BUT – worth it anyway. The Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co. will […]

Backcountry Camping – Sand Ridg...

Backcountry Camping – Sand Ridge State Forest

Many months ago my nephew Dakota brought up the idea of going for a long backpacking hike in the summer. We decided on Sand Ridge State Forest near Peoria, Illinois because it had many miles of trails to explore. We packed up our bags with tons of water, food, and a camping gear, hit the […]

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