|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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Recently Canton Audubon Society lost a true leader to its members, Alan Dolan. Members contributed to a tribute newsletter to honor his memory.
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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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- PLEASE NOTE: ALL IN PERSON MEETINGS ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
- April 21st – 7:00pm – “Monty and Rose” – Bob Dolgan – Virtual Presentation – They’ll capture your imagination…and your heart “Monty and Rose” tells the story of a pair of endangered Piping Plovers attempting to nest on a busy beach in Chicago. The short, independent documentary chronicles these special birds and an unpredictable series of events including a proposed music festival that propelled them to national headlines. Monty and Rose became the first piping plovers to nest within the city limits of Chicago since 1955. Filmmaker Bob Dolgan began work on the film soon after the plovers arrived in Chicago in the summer of 2019. The film made its debut at the historic Music Box Theatre on November 18, 2019, a date declared Illinois Piping Plover Day by Gov. J.B. Pritzker. Chicago’s PBS station, WTTW Channel 11, broadcast “Monty and Rose” on May 2, 2020.
- April 24th – 9:00am – Earth Day Bird Walk – The Canton Audubon Society is sponsoring two hikes on Saturday, April 24 at 9 a.m., to celebrate the end of Earth Week. Both hikes are open to the public, including families with children, and hike leaders will help participants identify migrating songbirds and spring flowers along the trails. It is recommended that participants bring binoculars and come dressed for the weather, including wearing waterproof shoes, hats, and gloves if the weather is chilly or damp. One of the hikes will be at the Jackson Bog State Nature Preserve, 7984 Fulton Dr NW, Massillon near Jackson High School, in memory of Alan Dolan, who served as President of the Canton Audubon Society for 30 years, as well as being a board member of the Friends of Stark Parks, the Wilderness Center, and the Stark County Bicycle Club. This April 24th hike continues his tradition of conducting a hike at the Bog on Earth Day. This year’s hike will be led by Scott Watkins, vice president of the club, and an avid and experienced birder. Participants will walk through a hilly forested area as well as a series of flat high-quality wetland meadows along a small stream on 1.3 miles of trails. Simultaneously, retired Mt Union professor Chuck McClaugherty, who serves on the Audubon Society Board of Directors, will lead a hike along the Mahoning Valley Trail in the Alliance area, beginning at the 182 East Gaskill Street parking area. This trail along the Mahoning River offers great views of a bottom land hardwood forest. Hikers are likely to see jack-in-the-pulpit, false Solomon’s seal and swamp buttercup along the trail, as well as a variety of migrating songbirds.
- If you missed the presentation on October 14th by Aaron Wilson on Our Changing Climate and Wildlife, it can be viewed here. Click here to view Presentation
- If you missed the presentation on September 16th by Grace Trimble on the Atwood Pollination habitat restoration, it can be viewed here. Click here to view Presentation
- If you missed the presentation on January 20th by Linda Gilbert on State of the Dragons: The Ohio Odonata Survey, it can be viewed here. Click here to view Presentation
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- All programs are held at the 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!
- December 2020 through April 2021 – Birds at Home Virtual Learning Series – Black Swamp Bird Observatory – Although the way we gather has changed, we can still come together virtually to celebrate birds, birding, and bird conservation! Join BSBO and our outstanding lineup of speakers for fun, informative, interesting, and uplifting virtual presentations and workshops – delivered to you in the comfort of your own home! Cost is free for members, $5 for non-members. Click here for membership levels Click here for more information.
- April 19th 9:00am – 11:00am – Spring Bird Walk – Stark Parks/ Nickel Plate Trail – Join Naturalist Adam Zorn from the Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center on the Nickel Plate Trail in Louisville for a morning bird walk. Great for beginners and experienced birders. Level, paved walking surface. Bring your binoculars. Meet at the trailhead at 2923 Pinevale Ave. NE, Louisville. Canceled for inclement weather. Group size limited to 9 people. Registration is required but there is no online registration. Register for the program by calling 330-823-7487. Click here for more information
- April 20th 6:00pm – 6:30pm – Zoom Wildlife Program: Fact or Fiction – Ducks – Stark Parks – Does a duck’s quack echo? Separate fact from fiction with us as we explore the truth about Ohio’s fascinating wildlife. Several of our education ambassador ducks will be live on camera during this Zoom program. Click here to register Click here for more information
- April 23rd 6:30pm – 7:30pm – Virtual : Birding by Ear – Summit Metroparks – Join a naturalist to prepare yourself for birding by ear during the spring and summer months. We’ll talk tips, tricks and common birds to set you off on the right “wing.” Decent speakers or headphones are recommended, but not required! Zoom Meeting ID: 863 4120 2016 Click here for more information
- April 26th 9:00am – 11:00am – Spring Bird Walk – Stark Parks/ Nickel Plate Trail – Join Naturalist Adam Zorn from the Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center on the Nickel Plate Trail in Louisville for a morning bird walk. Great for beginners and experienced birders. Level, paved walking surface. Bring your binoculars. Meet at the trailhead at 2923 Pinevale Ave. NE, Louisville. Canceled for inclement weather. Group size limited to 9 people. Registration is required but there is no online registration. Register for the program by calling 330-823-7487. Click here for more information
- April 26th 10:00am – 12:00pm – Spring Bird Walk – Summit Metroparks/ Liberty Park – It’s migration time! New and experienced birders can join a naturalist in search of birds from warblers to waterfowl. Binoculars are recommended. Participants must wear a mask and be prepared to maintain social distance from others. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 4/21: 330-865-8065. 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