The June 2019 COAC Quarterly Workshop will include a keynote presentation, a COAC business meeting, and concurrent afternoon breakout sessions targeting four important topics focused on chapter, member, and affiliate capacity building. Bird and Nature Walks in the morning and afternoon are optional (scroll for the schedule).
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM - Morning Bird and Nature Walk, Lippincott Bird Sanctuary, Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park District (walks are optional, scroll for schedule details).
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM-WORKSHOP WELCOME | INTRODUCTIONS
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11:15 AM - 12:15 PM-Keynote
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM-LUNCH
Lunch is $10 per person. Register for the meeting and lunch by Wednesday, May 29, 2019. A catered lunch and a vegetarian option is available for $10.00 that includes sandwiches, salad, dessert, and an assortment of coffee, tea, etc beverages. Please pay by cash or check at the workshop. Attendees are welcome to bring their own lunch. Register by Friday, May 31, 2019.
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM-SECTION 1A.
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM-SECTION 1B.
2:30 PM - 2:45 PM-BREAK
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM-SECTION 2A.
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM-SECTION 2B.
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM - WRAP UP & NEXT STEPS
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM - Afternoon Bird and Nature Walk
Note: Schedule is subject to change. A Resource Table will be available for displaying educational handout materials.
BIRD AND NATURE WALKS (OPTIONAL)
Event: Morning Bird and Nature Walk
Date and Time: Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Location: Lippincott Bird Sanctuary, Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park District, 3093 Bellefontaine Rd, Lima, OH 45804
Leader: Anne Smedley, JAMPD Land Steward
Target Species: Gray catbird, Song sparrow, Field sparrow, Indigo bunting, White-breasted nuthatch, Brown thrasher, Eastern towhee, Wood thrush, Willow flycatcher, Yellow-throated flycatcher, Great-crested flycatcher, Least flycatcher, Acadian flycatcher, Eastern kingbird, American robin, Eastern bluebird, Red-winged blackbird, American goldfinch, Cedar waxwing, Red-eyed vireo, White-eyed vireo, Warbling vireo, Baltimore oriole, Orchard oriole, Rose-breasted grosbeak, Downy woodpecker, Hairy woodpecker, Red-bellied woodpecker, Yellow-shafted flicker, Yellow warbler, Common yellowthroat, American redstart, Blue-gray gnatcatcher, Northern cardinal, Blue jay, Dickcissel, House wren, and Carolina wren are all species I have banded, including many others. We also have seen Red-tailed hawk, Cooper’s hawk, Turkey vulture, Great blue heron, Green heron, Great egret, Pied-billed grebe, Canada goose, Mallard, Wood duck, Belted kingfisher, Pileated woodpecker, Purple martin, Chimney swift, Tree swallow, Mourning dove, Killdeer.
Description: The Lippincott Bird Sanctuary was donated by Bill Lippincott in 1998. Mr. Lippincott, a former City of Lima forester shared his love of trees and nature with all who listened. You will enjoy the diverse array of habitats (prairie, meadow, woodland, and wetland areas) which are home to many different species of birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians as you walk the trail. The Sanctuary features,
Afternoon Bird and Nature Walk
Date and Time: Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Location: Tecumseh Natural Area
Leaders: Jackie Augustine, Eric Juterbock
Target Species: Acadian Flycatchers, Wood Thrush, small Great Blue Heron Rookery
Description: One mile hike. Bring mud boots. More Information
Departure Location: The Ohio State University at Lima, Science Building, 4240 Campus Drive, Lima, Ohio, 45804 Map
Directions: From Columbus: West on US 33 past Bellefontaine. Northwest on SR 117 to Huntsville-Lima. East on SR 309 to Mumaugh Road. North on Mumaugh Road to Campus Drive. From Toledo: South on I-75 to Exit 125A. East on SR 309 to Mumaugh Road. North on Mumaugh Road to Campus Drive. From Akron: West on US 30 to South on I-75 to Exit 125A. East on SR 309 to Mumaugh Road. North on Mumaugh Road to Campus Drive. From Dayton: North on I-75 to Exit 125. East on SR 309 to Mumaugh Road. North on Mumaugh Road to Campus Drive. From Marion: West on SR 309 to Mumaugh Road. North on Mumaugh Road to Campus Drive.
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