Black River Audubon Society

Black River Audubon Society The Black River Audubon Society is a chapter of the National Audubon Society and is based in Lorain County, Ohio, USA.

The Forgotten Female: How a Generation of Women Scientists Changed Our View of Evolution
07/11/2019
The Forgotten Female: How a Generation of Women Scientists Changed Our View of Evolution

The Forgotten Female: How a Generation of Women Scientists Changed Our View of Evolution

From the Summer 2019 issue of Living Bird magazine. Subscribe now. Delicate wiry feathers curl behind a male Wilson’s Bird-of-Paradise as it sways back and forth, parading in otherworldly blues, reds, and yellows across the forest floor in Papua New Guinea. A male Indian Peafowl flaunts hu

A rough day.
07/04/2019

A rough day.

Alan Murphy Photography
07/02/2019

Alan Murphy Photography

For those of you having trouble seeing the Owl in my last post, here's a side by side comparison with the Owl looking away and at the camera. Hope that helps. Great Gray Owl. BC, Canada.

Birds are loving the new Howard Marsh Metropark
06/27/2019
Birds are loving the new Howard Marsh Metropark

Birds are loving the new Howard Marsh Metropark

In its first 14 months of existence, Howard Marsh Metropark in eastern Lucas County is off to a flying start as a bird and wildlife sanctuary. Mark ...

Cedar Waxwings love mulberries.  I took this photo on June 13th.
06/20/2019

Cedar Waxwings love mulberries. I took this photo on June 13th.

This may not be scientifically accurate.
06/18/2019

This may not be scientifically accurate.

Now you know. ;)
Graphic courtesy of Bird and Moon Science and Nature Cartoons.

Flight Path: The World of Migratory Birds | Programs A - Z | Television | WGTE
06/10/2019
Flight Path: The World of Migratory Birds | Programs A - Z | Television | WGTE

Flight Path: The World of Migratory Birds | Programs A - Z | Television | WGTE

Follow the astonishing travels of migratory birds and the migrations of people who love them. Hosted by award-winning outdoor author, Steve Pollick, this program guides viewers on a journey that culminates in northwest Oho during the Biggest Week in American Birding. Kimberly Kaufman, Kenn Kaufman a...

Although photographed in British Columbia, this bald eagle is a perfect symbol of the U.S., and the world, today.
06/05/2019

Although photographed in British Columbia, this bald eagle is a perfect symbol of the U.S., and the world, today.

Your garbage is killing our wildlife.

This garbage bag was tangled on the bald eagles leg. Fortunately for it, these large raptors have razor sharp talons and a strong beak so it will be able to remove the bag from it leg, but not all animals are so lucky. Unfortunately when most wildlife become entangled in plastics and garbage it will result in the death of that animal.
We need to have more control over our rubbish so that images like this don’t exist.

Location: Cedar, BC
Camera: Sony A7ii
Settings: f/13 4000s 300mm 1600ISO

Funny ~ Good Morning ~ Images ~ Quotes
05/30/2019

Funny ~ Good Morning ~ Images ~ Quotes

😟😂

05/26/2019
I Love Birdwatching

Familiar? Funny, despite the title.

An old one but still funny. By Jason Kessler

EPA’s Dangerous Move Threatens 250+ Bird Species in the Mississippi Flyway
05/12/2019
EPA’s Dangerous Move Threatens 250+ Bird Species in the Mississippi Flyway

EPA’s Dangerous Move Threatens 250+ Bird Species in the Mississippi Flyway

Audubon Advisory EPA’s Dangerous Move Threatens 250+ Bird Species in the Mississippi Flyway By Audubon MississippiMay 09, 2019     By Audubon MississippiMay 09, 2019 Birds in This Story Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea typical hoarse calls flight calls (alarm) Popular Stories How to Make Hummi...

When Women Run the Bird World
05/07/2019
When Women Run the Bird World

When Women Run the Bird World

For decades female birders have been the silent majority. Now they’re starting their own movements to transform a privileged culture.

Black River Audubon presents Christine Barnett, from Thirsty Squirrel Farm & Apiary and her program,“Beekeeping and Ca...
05/05/2019

Black River Audubon presents Christine Barnett, from Thirsty Squirrel Farm & Apiary and her program,
“Beekeeping and Caring for Other Pollinators” on Tuesday, May 7, 7 pm at the Carlisle Reservation Visitor Center, 12882 Diagonal Road, La Grange.

More from  the Black River Audubon/Western Reserve Land Conservancy Tree Planting:1)Oberlin College students Raul Segred...
05/01/2019

More from the Black River Audubon/Western Reserve Land Conservancy Tree Planting:
1)Oberlin College students Raul Segredo, Maricel Mequi, Amanda Bloom, and Paola Gonzalez took part in the tree planting as part of their Environment and Society course.
2)Robert and Manda Bennett, parents of Olivia and Samuel, came from Amherst to help. Manda, a Nordson Corporation employee volunteered through her company along with a number of others.
3)April Soule and Tom Cors moved to Oberlin just a year and a half ago but took part in Black River Audubon's tree planting at the former Copeland farm.

Black River Audubon/Western Reserve Land Conservancy Tree PlantingFor the second straight year, Black River Audubon Soci...
05/01/2019

Black River Audubon/Western Reserve Land Conservancy Tree Planting
For the second straight year, Black River Audubon Society (BRAS) has held a springtime tree, shrub, and wildflower planting party made possible by winning the competitive National Audubon Burke Plants for Birds grant. BRAS collaborated with a major partner, Western Reserve Land Conservancy (WRLC), on land owned by that organization on West Hamilton Road, at the south end of Oberlin. The Conservancy was also a partner with BRAS on last year’s restoration project at Black River Audubon Park in Elyria.
More than 35 people took part and the planting itself only took an hour; ‘many hands make light work,’ as they say. In addition to BRAS and WRLC, volunteers from Nordson Corporation, the Oberlin High School InterAct Club, Oberlin Rotary, Oberlin African American Genealogical and Historical Society, Oberlin Heritage Center, students from Oberlin College’s Environment and Society 101 class, as well as other Oberlin residents all took part.
Among the planted trees and shrubs were elms which were important in Oberlin history, reminiscent of the historic elm that stood on the college’s Tappan Square. Trees important to the escaped slaves along the Underground Railroad were also planted to remind us of Oberlin’s role in the anti-slavery movement.
After the planting, which everyone thoroughly enjoyed, participants discussed the day over refreshments provided by Black River Audubon. All in all, the event was an environmental, historical, and social success.

04/29/2019
Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society

Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society

How did Peregrine Falcons come to nest at Hope Memorial Bridge? Chris and Chad Saladin talk about how Peregrine Falcons nest at Cleveland, Ohio's Hope Memorial Bridge because of the collaborative efforts of bridge workers, ODOT, and the Ohio Division of Wildlife.

Black-necked Stilt from my recent trip to AZ. Taken at the Gilbert Riparian Preserve, east of Phoenix.
04/29/2019

Black-necked Stilt from my recent trip to AZ. Taken at the Gilbert Riparian Preserve, east of Phoenix.

04/26/2019
Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Sounds interesting. Learn about different citizen science contributions.

American Spring Live is a live three-night television event on Nature | PBS, focusing on the rebirth of spring and the importance of citizen science—and Bird Cams will be in the spotlight in the first episode on April 29! The series premieres April 29-May 1 at 8 p.m., Eastern Time. Learn more: http://bit.ly/BirdCamsLabPBS
#AmericanSpringLivePBS

I doubt that anyone who views this page is unaware of the cat problem but this will give some info that can be shared wi...
04/18/2019
How Bad Is It to Let Your Cat Outside?

I doubt that anyone who views this page is unaware of the cat problem but this will give some info that can be shared with cat-loving friends.

"Just opening the door and letting the cat out—there is no excuse for that."

We Are The Media
04/18/2019

We Are The Media

Snowy Egret in Gilbert AZ during my recent trip out west. The Gilbert Riparian Preserve is a great place for birding nea...
04/16/2019

Snowy Egret in Gilbert AZ during my recent trip out west. The Gilbert Riparian Preserve is a great place for birding near Phoenix.

Black River Audubon May Bee ProgramBlack River Audubon presents Christine Barnett, from Thirsty Squirrel Farm & Apiary a...
04/15/2019

Black River Audubon May Bee Program
Black River Audubon presents Christine Barnett, from Thirsty Squirrel Farm & Apiary and her program,
“Beekeeping and Caring for Other Pollinators” on Tuesday, May 7, 7 pm at the Carlisle Reservation Visitor Center, 12882 Diagonal Road, La Grange. Here is your chance to learn the BUZZ about bees and take a closer look at the lives of native pollinators while learning the variety of bees in your own back yard! Barnett, who has been a beekeeper for over 4 years, will visit the importance of pollinators in our backyards, in agriculture and what we can do to help them. She will also discuss the differences between local raw and store-bought honey. The final treat will be a taste of honey straight from the comb, produced by bees living in Lorain County!

This program is free to the public. (photo courtesy of Ms. Barnett)

Monday humor.
04/15/2019

Monday humor.

Cartoonist Bill Whitehead. Found at: Nondual Humor (Group Page)

Sad, but so true.
04/06/2019

Sad, but so true.

😢

Credit: Andrzej Rysuje/Polish Doguin

The Biggest Week In American Birding
04/04/2019

The Biggest Week In American Birding

HOT OFF THE PRESSES! (Please share!)

We are thrilled to share the 2019 Biggest Week Visitors' Guide (BWVG) with a dynamic cover designed by Christina Baal of Drawing 10,000 Birds!

As you'll see, the guide has a lot of information about the festival, but it also offers regional information for visitors, and perhaps most importantly, many important conservation messages.

20,000 copies of this award-winning magazine will be distributed on newsstands across northwest Ohio as a FREE publication. Pick up a copy at Black Swamp Bird Observatory, Maumee Bay State Park Lodge, Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge - and at business all over NW Ohio!

And if you can't wait to pick up the print copy, here's a link to the digital version.

http://online.fliphtml5.com/hcsla/iiak/

The BWVG guide reaches a lot of new people and helps to generate more interest in birding and more support for conservation. (Can you tell we're pretty proud of this thing?!?!)

Our sincere thanks to the outstanding team at The Press Newspapers, our partners in producing this wonderful magazine.

Avian Conservation & Education Network
04/03/2019

Avian Conservation & Education Network

World migratory bird day... 🐦🦅🌎 #worldmigratorybirdday #birds #birding #conservation #conservationist #animals #wildlife #education #animals #fly #bird

Black River Audubon Society
04/02/2019

Black River Audubon Society

The Black River Audubon Society welcomes Kurt Sarringhaus and Steve Chavez and their program Southern Africa 2017 Tuesday, April 2, 7 pm at the Carlisle Reservation Visitor Center , 12882 Diagonal Road, LaGrange.
Kurt and Steve will take you vicariously through a safari to South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, and Botswana from September of 2017. Kurt will present a safari overview and photos of the animals, while Steve will present on African bird life.
This program is free to the public. For more information on programs, volunteering or becoming a member, please visit www.blackriveraudubon.org or call 440-3656-465

True.
03/31/2019
Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History

True.

We've often noticed that feeding birds helps you pay closer attention to nature and take steps toward conservation. Now that effect has made it into the scientific literature, with the help of Project FeederWatch participants. Read more in this summary at Science Daily:

For those of you who knew Bill Thompson, those who knew his work, and those who didn't.
03/30/2019
William Henry Thompson III | News, Sports, Jobs - Marietta Times

For those of you who knew Bill Thompson, those who knew his work, and those who didn't.

William Henry Thompson III, of Whipple, Ohio, was taken by pancreatic cancer on March 25, 2019. He was born March 3, 1962, in Pella, Iowa, and spent his early y

The Black River Audubon Society welcomes Kurt Sarringhaus and Steve Chavez and their program Southern Africa 2017 Tuesda...
03/29/2019

The Black River Audubon Society welcomes Kurt Sarringhaus and Steve Chavez and their program Southern Africa 2017 Tuesday, April 2, 7 pm at the Carlisle Reservation Visitor Center , 12882 Diagonal Road, LaGrange.
Kurt and Steve will take you vicariously through a safari to South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, and Botswana from September of 2017. Kurt will present a safari overview and photos of the animals, while Steve will present on African bird life.
This program is free to the public. For more information on programs, volunteering or becoming a member, please visit www.blackriveraudubon.org or call 440-3656-465

03/29/2019
1 Million Women

1 Million Women

Amsterdam's bee population is growing! Here's how the city is helping bees thrive.

03/19/2019
Brut nature

Brut nature

"We can grow a strong base of young people who will take their places, who will have different values, who will respect the environment"

She is encouraging young people to resist the world leaders' environmental inaction. Here is activist Jane Goodall's message.

Lorain County Metro Parks
03/14/2019

Lorain County Metro Parks

As spring is upon us at Lorain County Metro Parks, many birds are either already nesting or will be begin to nest during the next couple of months. When you are enjoying our parks and see a bird’s nest, please respect these nesting birds. Encroachment of these nests can cause the birds distress and if they perceive an ongoing threat, they sometimes abandon the nest completely. This leaves behind unhatched eggs or young birds without parents to raise them. Please keep your distance, stay on the trails and bring a pair of binoculars, zoom lens, or scope with you if you want to get a bird’s eye view!

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PO Box 33
Elyria, OH
44036

General information

On the first Tuesday of each month Sept. through May Black River Audubon presents a program and has a short meeting followed by refreshments and socialization. Unless noted otherwise in our newsletter, Wingtips, or on our website, meetings are held at the Carlisle Visitors Center 12882 Diagonal Rd. Lagrange OH. Field trips are held on the 3rd Sat. of each month except Dec. and May. See website blackriveraudubon.org for schedule.

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