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Field Exploration: Owls 2023 – SOLD OUT

November 2 - November 3

Join us for a unique overnight experience on Kelleys Island. Participants will join naturalist Judy Semroc and master bird bander Tom Bartlett at a banding station on the Island for an evening with the owls.

These diminutive raptors will provide a memorable and informative nature outing. There is never a guarantee of seeing owls, but historically this is the best time of year to try. On Friday morning, we’ll explore the properties protected by the Land Conservancy on the Island—which totals 150 acres in conservation. Weather permitting, we’ll visit Tom again as he bands passerines in the morning. Birding and waterfowl migration can be quite impressive at Kelleys Island during this time of year.

Price includes overnight accommodations at a bed & breakfast on the Island and guided nature events. Participants are responsible for their own travel to and on the Island, as well as ferry fees and all meals other than breakfast on Friday morning. A detailed schedule will be sent to all participants.

Fee: Double room: $225/person. Single room: $350/person.

Kelleys Island Ferry information [link to https://www.kelleysislandferry.com/schedule.htm]

Advanced registration is required.

Event details:
Thursday, November 2 at 4:30 pm to Friday, November 3 at 11:00 am
Limit: 12 people
Location: Directions will be sent to registrants. Kelleys Island is in Erie County, OH, just north of Marblehead.
Leaders: Judy Semroc, Naturalist; Tom Bartlett, Master Bird Bander; and Renee Boronka, Manager of Conservation Education & Outreach at the Land Conservancy


Organizer: Renee Boronka, rboronka@wrlandconservancy.org, 216-533-8761

PLEASE NOTE: You may be photographed or recorded by the Western Reserve Land Conservancy during this event. Your image or words may be used in materials prepared by or for the Land Conservancy, including marketing related materials.


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