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International Migratory Bird Day 2008

(my May 2008 post)

Saturday May 10, 2008 - 8 am to 5 pm

What is International Migratory Bird Day?

IMBD is an annual event created by Partners in Flight (PIF). Partners in Flight is a coalition of federal and state agencies, bird clubs, non-governmental organizations, corporations, and individuals, whose mission is to conserve migratory birds. One way to achieve this mission is by increasing public awareness of the factors that may contribute to declines in bird populations.

Saturday May 10, 2008 will be the sixteenth annual “International Migratory Bird Day”.

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Partial Albino Black-throated Blue Warbler

(my May 2008 post that I updated in Aug 2008)

A partial albino Black-throated Blue Warbler was observed on May 7, 8, and 9, 2008 at the Magee Marsh Wildlife Area boardwalk. I watched it for a few minutes at about 1:30 p.m. on May 9. I saw at least two photographers snapping photos of the bird, but I'm unaware of any photos being posted on the Internet. It was a fascinating bird to watch.

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American Robins and spring time

(my April 2008 post)

The American Robins in the photo were near the nature center at Maumee Bay State Park in late January 2007. Because December 2006 and January 2007 had little snow, robins were easily found around the Toledo area. Once the snow and cold came in February 2007, the robins retreated to more forested areas.

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Rossford Island View Park

(my Oct 2007 post about a spot that where I've spent many hours running and birdwatching.)

Island View Park is a hidden treasure in the City of Rossford. The park is located on (Rt. 65) Dixie Highway just past Lime City Rd. on the right hand side of the highway. The park sets on the Maumee River and is equipped with a 1.1 mile jogging / walking / exercise course. Evenly divided throughout the course are 16 exercise stations for individuals wanting a more challenging workout. The natural atmosphere of Island View Park allows you to enjoy your workout or just relax on a bench.1 The park is mostly woodlands except for one small, open grassy/brushy area.

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577 Foundation

(my August 2007 post. links may need updated.)

"Where people learn to like the land." - Virginia Secor Stranahan

Founded by Virginia Secor Stranahan, The 577 Foundation is dedicated to preserving the integrity of the historic property at 577 East Front Street in Perrysburg, Ohio. The Foundation, open to all, is an ecologically sensitive place that encourages diversity and seeks to foster exploration, experimentation, personal enjoyment and creativity in education. The Foundation nurtures innovative ideas and will change to reflect the interests of the community.

Web site:

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ReUrbanism meeting in August 2007

(my Aug 2007 post)

  • What: ReUrbanism Meeting
  • Date: Thu, Aug 30, 2007
  • Time: 5:30 p.m. to approx 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Downtown Latte coffee shop in the Warehouse District
  • Guest speaker: Stacy Jurich, speaking about a new network in Toledo. "Buy Local" Creating a community that is more sustainable both economically and ecologically. Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE).
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Wood County updating its park plan

(My Jun 2007 post)

Jun 18, 2007 Toledo Blade story

Taking a look at the Wood County Park District's "vision for the future" circa 1997, Director Neil Munger happily checks off the goals the agency set for itself and accomplished in the last decade. Building a nature center at the W.W. Knight Preserve in Perrysburg Township, check. Acquiring land adjacent to existing park property, check. Acquiring land in southern Wood County and in the west toward Grand Rapids, check. Increasing the district's full-time staff to 15, check. The list goes on. Now, the park district is preparing to look at what it would like to accomplish in the next decade.
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