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WELCOME TO THE CANTON AUDUBON SOCIETY (CAS)
WHAT’S TO COME

Meetings/Programs on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the Exploration Gateway at Sippo Lake Park.

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All are welcome to all our events! They are free, educational and community-centered.

Join us for bird walks! They continue through the fall and occur just before each monthly meeting.

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CAS UPCOMING EVENTS

  • April 22nd 7:30am – Earth Day Bird Walk – Jackson Bog State Nature Preserve – Meet at the Jackson Bog parking lot just west of Jackson High School on Fulton Road. Bring bonoculars and a field guide if you have one. Dress for weather. Walk is on trail and partially on board walk.
  • April 22nd 5:30pm – Earth Day Nature Walk – Jackson Bog State Nature Preserve – Meet at the Jackson Bog parking lot just west of Jackson High School on Fulton Road. Bring bonoculars and a field guide if you have one. Dress for weather. Walk is on trail and partially on board walk.
  • May 15th 5:30pm – Pre-meeting Bird Walk  – Meet at the South Balcony of the Sippo Lake Exploration Gateway and heading east.
  • May 15th 7:00pm – Regular Monthly Meeting – Program is “Summer’s Dazzling Gift” presented by Ken Butler. Among the 15 + different species of fireflies identified in the Allegheny National Forest area is the rare and unique “Synchronous” firefly.  This variety of firefly is especially attractive to eco-tourists and the scientific community alike. You will learn about these amazing creatures’ life-cycle, how to best observe and identify them, locate and conserve their habitat.  We will also give tips on how to make your own backyard and gardens firefly friendly.  We hope to inspire you to join us in our efforts and become a citizen scientist, firefly monitor or interpretive guide. We look forward to the opportunity to share one of summer’s best gifts with you. This program presented by Ken Butler from Pennsylvania Firefly Festival, Inc. is an informative, but fun look at a favorite childhood pastime of watching and catching fireflies. Ken and his wife, Peggy, are the owners of the Black Caddis Ranch Bed & Breakfast in Kellettville, Forest County, Pennsylvania and home of the annual festival since 2013.  Ken will share with you about how they came to learn about the different firefly species in the Allegheny National Forest and how they helped to develop the annual PA Firefly Festival that celebrates and educates 100s of visitors each year.
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We provide a public program the third Wednesday of every month (Sep-May) at 7:00pm.  Programs are at Exploration Gateway (Stark Parks’ Facility at Sippo Lake) 5712 12th Street NW, Canton 44708.
Monthly bird walks are held just before the meetings March – October.
Everything we do is open to the public. Please join us!

OTHER LOCAL BIRDING EVENTS

  • April 21st 9:30am – 11:00am – Hawkwatch – Cleveland Metroparks/ Lakefront Reservation – Join Naturalist Jen Brumfield to seek migrant raptors along the lakefront. We’ll conduct a migration survey watching for birds migrating over Lake Erie. Meet by the fishing pier. Cancelled if raining. Click here for more information
  • April 22nd 9:00am – 11:00am – Spring Bird Walk – Stark Parks/ Nickel Plate Trail – Join Naturalist Adam Zorn on the Nickel Plate Trail in Louisville, OH for a morning bird walk.  Great for beginners and experienced birders.  Level, paved walking surface.  Bring your binoculars.  Meet at the trailhead on Pinevale Ave, Louisville OH.  Canceled for inclement weather. Click here for more information
  • April 23rd 8:00am – 12:00pm – Bird Banding – Stark Parks/ Wildlife Conservation Center – Learn what bird banding is all about! During these programs a certified bander will be setting up nets to catch birds. Once the birds are caught, they will be examined and then banded before they are released back into the wild. Visitors are welcome in the Wildlife Conservation Center classroom anytime during the event to watch the process and learn about birds, banding and why it is important. Click here for more information
  • April 25th 7:00am – 5:00pm – April Bird Blitz Bus Tour – Cleveland Metroparks/ Rocky River Reservation – Witness raptor and songbird migration along the Lake Erie coastline and interior marshes with Naturalist Jen Brumfield. Join us for a big day of birding to seek hawks, eagles, owls, waterfowl and more. Rocky River Nature Center parking lot. Cost includes transportation, lunch and snacks. Cost is $75Click here for more information
  • April 26th 8:00pm – 9:00pm – Woodcock Watch – Cleveland Metroparks/ South Chagrin Reservation – Woodcocks are a secretive bird with a rather fantastic mating display. Join Naturalist Natalie Schroder to learn about the special adaptations of this mysterious bird and see their spectacular “sky dance.” Meet at Jackson Field parking lot. Click here for more information
  • April 27th 8:00am – 10:00am – Birdwatching : Returning Songbirds – Cuyahoga Valley National Park/ Station Road Trailhead – Use your birding skills on various trails throughout the park and discover the different birds that call Cuyahoga Valley home. New birders welcome. These walks are leisurely paced. Volunteer Naturalist Dwight Chasar leads birding expeditions along Towpath Trail in search of early migrants. Click here for more information
  • April 27th 8:00am – 12:00pm – Bird Banding with Al Eibel – Huston Brumbaugh Nature Center – See live, wild songbirds in the hand and learn why bird banding is an important tool for bird and wildlife conservation. Drop in any time between 8 a.m. and noon. Meet Al outside on the east side of the Visitors Center. Banding sessions are canceled in the event of rain. Click here for more information
  • April 27th 8:00am – 4:00pm – Bioblitz: City Nature Challenge – Huston Brumbaugh Nature Center – A bioblitz is an intense period of biological surveying in an attempt to record all the living species within a designated area. Help us bioblitz the Nature Center and contribute sightings to the 2019 City Nature Challenge. Scheduled and self-guided activities with instruction will be available during the day. Full details available as the date approaches. Click here for more information
  • April 28th 8:00am – 12:00pm – Bird Banding with Al Eibel – Huston Brumbaugh Nature Center – See live, wild songbirds in the hand and learn why bird banding is an important tool for bird and wildlife conservation. Drop in any time between 8 a.m. and noon. Meet Al outside on the east side of the Visitors Center. Banding sessions are canceled in the event of rain. Click here for more information
  • April 28th 8:00am – 4:00pm – Bioblitz: City Nature Challenge – Huston Brumbaugh Nature Center – A bioblitz is an intense period of biological surveying in an attempt to record all the living species within a designated area. Help us bioblitz the Nature Center and contribute sightings to the 2019 City Nature Challenge. Scheduled and self-guided activities with instruction will be available during the day. Full details available as the date approaches. Click here for more information
  • April 28th 9:30am – 11:00am – Urban Birding  – Cleveland Metroparks/ Lakefront Reservation – Join Naturalist Jen Brumfield for a morning’s survey of newly-arrived spring migrant birds at one of the most beloved birding hotspots in the state. Meet in the parking lot just east of Whiskey Island Marina. Click here for more information
  • April 28th 1:00pm – 3:00pm – Heron Watch – Summit Metroparks/ Bath Road Heronry – Join a naturalist to observe the nesting behaviors of one of Ohio’s largest birds, the great blue heron, through our binoculars and spotting scopes. Meet at the Bath Road Heronry on Bath Road, between Riverview and Akron-Peninsula roads in Akron. Click here for more information
  • April 29th 8:30am – 11:00am – Spring Bird Walk – Summit Metroparks/ Goodyear Heights – New and experienced birdwatchers can join a naturalist for a bird walk around Alder Pond. Binoculars are recommended. Click here for more information
  • April 29th 9:00am – 11:00am – Spring Bird Walk – Stark Parks/ Nickel Plate Trail – Join Naturalist Adam Zorn on the Nickel Plate Trail in Louisville, OH for a morning bird walk.  Great for beginners and experienced birders.  Level, paved walking surface.  Bring your binoculars.  Meet at the trailhead on Pinevale Ave, Louisville OH.  Canceled for inclement weather. Click here for more information
  • May 1st 8:00am – 11:00am – Spring Bird Walk – Summit Metroparks/ Deep Lock Quarry – New and experienced birdwatchers can join a naturalist for this informative bird walk. Binoculars are recommended. Click here for more information
  • May 4th 7:30am – 9:30am – National Bird Day Hike – Cleveland Metroparks/ Lake Isaac – Birds are a vital part of our ecosystem, and one of the most diverse organisms on the planet. Learn about these amazing animals as we hike to spot our migrating feathered-friends. Lake Isaac parking lot. Click here for more information
  • May 4th 8:30am – 10:30am – Birds of the Lakefront – Cleveland Metroparks/ Lakefront Reservation – The Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve is a well-known haven for birds. Join Naturalist Jake Kudrna on a hike through this man-made oasis in search of our feathered friends. Bring binoculars, some available to borrow. Meet at Lakefront Administration Building parking lot. Click here for more information
  • May 4th 1:00pm – 3:00pm – Heron Open House – Summit Metroparks/ Bath Road Heronry – Celebrate the return of great blue herons while viewing them through spotting scopes and binoculars. Meet at the Bath Road Heronry on Bath Road, between Riverview and Akron-Peninsula roads in Akron. Click here for more information
  • May 5th 9:30am – 11:30am – Songbird Blitz – Cleveland Metroparks/ Lakefront Reservation – Join Naturalist Jen Brumfield to seek migrant warblers, vireos, thrushes and more at one of the premier birding sites in Cleveland. Meet in the parking lot just east of the marina. Click here for more information

Stark Parks: Link

TWC: The Wilderness Center Link

HBNC: Huston Brumbaugh Nature Center Link

SMP: Summit Metro Parks Link

CVNP: Cuyahoga Valley National Park Link

CMP: Cleveland Metroparks Link

Beech Creek Gardens Link

 

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