SUMMER NATURALIST PROGRAMS SET FOR MAGEE MARSH|
OAK HARBOR, OHIO -- Summer naturalist programs at Magee Marsh
Wildlife Area will offer a variety of topics and some unique opportunities
for visitors, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources,
Division of Wildlife.
Starting off the summer schedule Friday, May 31 is a night hike,
which will provide a unique opportunity to explore the sights and sounds of
the marsh after dark. The hike will take place from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Participants are to meet at the Migratory Bird Center located on the
wildlife area. No flashlights please. Refreshments will be served after
the hike. Magee Marsh is located 17 miles west of Port Clinton on State
Route 2 between State Routes 19 and 590.
"BUGFEST" will be held Saturday, July 20 from noon to 4:00 p.m.
providing a fun learning experience in the amazing world of insects. The
event offers fun for the whole family at a variety of hands-on activity
stations set up on the wildlife area.
The "Hike the Dikes" programs will take place again this year. These
Saturday morning programs are a joint venture between Magee Marsh Wildlife
Area, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, and Black Swamp Bird Observatory.
Participants are to meet at the Migratory Bird Center at Magee Marsh at 9
a.m. on the morning of the scheduled programs.
"We explore anything that comes our way during these Saturday morning
hikes," said Mary Warren, naturalist at Magee Marsh. "We conduct scheduled
programs that are seasonal or timely in nature. However, participants can
ask questions or hold open discussions relating to any topic they choose."
Scheduled Hike the Dike Programs include:
June 1 Wetland Breeding Birds
July 6 Bald Eagles
August 10 Shorebirds
September 7 Wetland Plants
October 5 Waterfowl
Hikes are held rain or shine. Participants should dress for the weather and
July 13: Little Portage Wildlife Area -- Meet at the parking area along the
August 3: Mallard Club Wildlife Area -- Meet at the parking area at the
For more information on these scheduled activities and wildlife