Blackbrook Audubon Society Events
Upcoming Events


April 16, 2013

Program Meeting 7:00 p.m. 

Penitentiary Glen Nature Center
Lake Metroparks, Kirtland, OH
Bob Hinkle - Wilderness Next Door

April 20, 2013
Field Trip

8:00 a.m.
Shaker Lakes 

Nature Center
For more information, call Jim 


May, 2013 TBA

Check website or 

call Nancy at
440-257-1090 for more information

May 11, 2013
Field Trip

8:00 a.m.
Kingsville Sand Barrens & Cathedral Woods
For more information, call Jim 


May 21, 2013
Program Meeting  

7:00 p.m.
The West Woods 

Geauga Park District
Russell Twp, OH
Stefanie Verish - Cuts, Cuts & Blades: Those
Shady Ferns


June 18, 2013
Annual Potluck Picnic
Veterans Park
Meet at 6:00 

eat at 6:30 p.m


Important Bird Area 
Mentor Lagoons
Our last two bird walks at Mentor Lagoons will be March 24 and 
April 28, 2013
 at 8:00 am 
Blackbrook Audubon will be monitoring birds at Chagrin River Park every fourth Sunday of the month starting in May at 8:00 am.
No experience necessary to join the walk.
Mentor Lagoons is located at 
8365 Harbor Drive, Mentor, OH 
Chagrin River Park is located at 
3100 Reeves Road, Willoughby, OH  


March 2013
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Welcome to our online event newsletter. In this edition you will find summaries of our upcoming meetings and events. We hope that you will be able to join us for one or both of our free events.  

A Virtual Tour of Birding in Northeast Ohio
Hermit Thrush
March 19, 2013 
7:00 PM
Penitentiary Glen Nature Center 
Our guest is Bill Deininger, "an avid and obsessed birder" from Lakewood, Ohio. Bill has been birding since high school and is currently a member of Kirtland Bird Club and Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society. He leads spring bird walks at Rocky River Reservation and participates in the monthly walks given by both organizations. He started filming about 10 years ago and covers most of northern Ohio. He has a vast collection of bird videos. 
Our program is not a lecture but an "arm chair" 
travelogue of northern Ohio's avian population as 
seen through a video camera. We will be active 
participants as we view the many species of birds 
found locally. How many can we each identify? 
That will be part of the challenge, as we travel with Bill to see the beauty that surrounds us. Please join us for an evening of "feathery" delights.
Shreve Spring Migration Sensation

Funk Bottoms Shreve Migration

March 16, 2013
7 AM to 4:45 PM
Shreve Elementary School 
Shreve, Ohio 
This spring migration event includes self-guided 
tours with experts located at help stations in the 
nearby Killbuck Marsh, Shreve Lake, Brown's Bog 
and Funk Bottoms wildlife areas, Ohio's 
largest inland natural wetland complex, 
covering 5,671 acres. At the school, enjoy a 
full day of "Sensational" Family-Friendly 
Activities in addition to the six workshops held 
by well-known experts in their fields. This 
year's workshop speakers are: Chuck 
Jakubchak (remember him from our May 2012 
program?), Cheryl Harner, Judy Semroc, Jim 
McCormac, and Kimberly and Kenn Kaufman. 
A $10 admission fee ($15 per immediate family) 
includes all events and six workshops. Registration begins at 7:00 AM at Shreve Elementary School  and includes FREE MAPS to the help stations  located in the marsh. Help stations are open 8:00 AM to noon. The Birder's Market Place opens at 8:00 AM with items for sale including a large selection of binoculars, spotting scopes, nature photographs and books, wildlife art by local artists and educational items. 
DIRECTIONS: The event takes place at the Shreve Elementary School, 598 North Market St (State Route 226), Shreve, OH 44676. Members may choose to drive on their own or carpool. If you
wish to carpool, call Mary Ann at 216-990-4245. Food will be available for purchase or
bring your own lunch and snacks. 

Blackbrook Audubon Society promotes conservation and restoration of ecosystems with emphasis on birds and habitat through education and advocacy within Ohio's Ashtabula, Lake and Geauga counties and adjacent communities.




Rebecca Thompson