1) Wednesday, October 18, 2017 7:00 pm
Speaker: Scott Carpenter, Ohio Metroparks
Program Title: What if Tomorrow Were Different - Cities across the country have improved their quality of life and changed their image for the better by embracing their natural resources – particularly their waterfronts. In each case, change began with someone asking, What if Tomorrow Were Different? Metroparks has embarked on an ambitious plan to place a park within five miles of every resident of Lucas County, connect these parks with trails and activate them with memorable outdoor experiences. Plans include the largest coastal wetland restoration currently underway on the Great Lakes, new waterfront parks in downtown Toledo – even tree houses in the globally rare Oak Openings.
2) Wednesday, November 15, 2017 7:00 pm
Speaker: Jack Volker, Erie Shores Birding Association member
Program Title: Japan in Winter - Jack has been birding since he found a deceased Barn Owl as a child. Since then, he and his wife Janet have birded 26 countries and 6 continents! Their life list is over 4,000 species! Jack''s presentation will cover beautiful scenery, native mammals and BIRDS during the winter in Japan!
Light refreshments are served and our meetings are always FREE! If you'd like to join our club, individual memberships are $20/year and family memberships are $25/year!
Regular meetings of the Erie Shores Birding Association are held at 7:00 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month September through November and January through April. We meet in room 201 of the Life Science Building (Building L) at the Monroe County Community College, 1555 S. Raisinville Road, Monroe, Michigan 48161. The month of December is reserved for our participation in the National Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count and in May we attend the Biggest Week in American Birding in Oak Harbor, OH and enjoy other field trips during Spring migration!
Our monthly meetings include programs on subjects such as bird banding, hawk migration, bird songs, butterflies, plants, amphibians, endangered species, environmental concerns, habitat restoration, and birding in places like Costa Rica, Africa, Japan, Borneo, Vietnam and Australia.