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March Newsletter

Audubon Society of Greater Cleveland Presents
March Newsletter
Saturday Backyard Naturalists Series and Field Outings are free and open to the public.

Waterfowl Wander
Saturday, March 28, 2015, 9:30 AM
Led by Jim Tomko

The drakes are decked out in their finest plumage and the hens are sizing them up. Some have made pair bonds others are in the process of mate selection so their competition is on. Join us on a caravan type tour of some of the ponds and lakes in southern Geauga and northern Portage County. Let’s see how many species are resting and refueling in our area on their journey north to the nesting grounds. Meet at the Ladue Reservoir boat ramp at the end of East Washington Street (see map) near Auburn Center with a full tank of gas and money for lunch at the end of our tour.

More Perils and Pitfalls of Birding
Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 7:30 PM
Bill Thompson III, Editor, Birdwatcher's Digest

Bill has been birding for four decades during which he has had some unusual experiences, met some unusual people, and learned a great many lessons (the hard way) about birding and human nature. He's been on the editorial team of Bird Watcher’s Digest since May of 1988, and during that time has watched birds in 49 U.S. states (still missing Hawaii) and more than 30 countries. He is the president and a founding board member of The Ohio Ornithological Society, and also serves on the board of directors for the Roger Tory Peterson Institute. He is devoted to introducing kids to nature and birding. If you don't laugh at least once during this talk, Bill will clean the binoculars of everyone present. At the Cleveland Museum of Natural History

ASGC Scholarships

The Audubon Society of Greater Cleveland supports graduating seniors in the Greater Cleveland area in their goal of earning a degree beyond high school in the fields of Biology, Environmental Science, Science Education, or a related field in the Natural Sciences. This scholarship is a non-renewable award of $1000, and is open to all college bound seniors fitting the eligibility criteria regardless of GPA or financial need. For details and to download an applicaion form, click here.




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Audubon Society of Greater Cleveland invites you to our
Saturday Afternoon Backyard Naturalist Series
Saturday, March 28, 2015, 3:00 P.M.
Novak Education Center, 382 Townline Road, Aurora, OH
Forest Fragmentation and What Small Woodlot Owners Can Do To Help

Jason Van Houten, Urban Forester, Ohio Division of Forestry

How fragmentation and parcelization is changing our woodland habitats, how these changes may impact birds that rely on woodland habitats, and what small woodlot owners in a fragmented landscape can do to help improve woodland habitat for bird species. Jason Van Houten has worked as a Rural Urban Interface Forester for Ohio Division of Forestry since 2012 and previously worked with Ohio Division of Forestry as an Emerald Ash Borer Forester.

Join the Avian Survey
at Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve
Sunday, March 22 or April 5, 2015, 8-11 AM

Do you want the perfect excuse to spend the morning birding on the Cleveland lakefront? Do you want to gain insight into spring migration, contribute to citizen science, and gather data on the importance of lakefront preserves all at the same time? If this sounds good to you, join the crew of volunteer surveyors at Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve! There will be two group survey walks to help familiarize volunteers with the route and survey protocols. Meet at the picnic table near the gate into the preserve a bit before 8. Join us for either walk or, if you are really enthusiastic, both! You do not need to be Superbirder to contribute valuable data! If you can't make either of those walks, you can still participate. Contact Laura Gooch at lgooch@alum.mit.eduif you are interested. Laura will also be leading bird walks at CLNP on Sunday, March 29 (8:30 AM - for Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society), and on Sunday, April 12, 7:30 AM, as one of the Audubon spring bird walks.

Western Reserve Land Conservancy Internship Positions

WRLC is looking for an intern to assist Thriving Communities Institute staff to implement two different grant programs: a watershed grant program & tree grant program. Primary responsibilities will include reviewing grant applications, assisting in evaluating the merits of the projects and preparing for implementation targeted for the fall. The student will be involved in the planning process to identify suitable planting locations for trees and assist with planning tree planting, maintenance, outreach and education events. This will include involvement with a volunteer street tree inventory project and development of materials to educate and inform residents on the benefits of trees. The internship will provide students interested in urban forestry and natural resources valuable field and professional office experience. The student will be exposed to working with a variety of program partners. For details, visit http://www.wrlandconservancy.org/our-internships.htm.


The Audubon Society of Greater Cleveland (ASGC) promotes the conservation and appreciation of birds and other wildlife through habitat preservation and educational activities. It is a chapter of the National Audubon Society and is one of northeast Ohio’s oldest continuously operating environmental organizations; founded in 1928. ASGC now has over 1,200 members throughout NE Ohio and owns over 500 acres of land protected as both Audubon Sanctuaries and Ohio State Nature Preserves. It restored and renovated a building located in the Audubon Blanche Katherine Novak Sanctuary as a regional Novak Education Center.

For a slide show "Introduction to Birding", click here
For a slide show "Life Cycles of Migratory Birds", click here
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