Program Sites include:
• Gorman Nature Center
• Malabar Farm State Park
• Mohican State Park & Resort
• Ohio Bird Sanctuary
• Mohican Outdoor School
• Cooke Family Wildlife Conservation Area
Participating Organizations include:
• Ashland County Park District
• Mohican Flyfishermen
This year’s theme is Predators of Ohio with several programs dedicated to identifying animals, their tracks, hearing fun facts and more. Visitor experiences include: birding boat tours, photographing birds of prey, nature crafts, wagon tours, geocaching, bat & owl demonstrations, fly fishing demonstrations and much more, with more than 30 sessions being offered. Registration is not required for any of the programs. However, some programs have limited space and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets must be purchased for the birding boat tours and are $10.
The Welcome Reception, held from 6-7 p.m. Friday April 27 at the Mohican Outdoor School, features a raffle with tickets available that evening for purchase. Also on Friday evening, featured speaker Scott Peters, from the Ohio Division of Wildlife will discuss predators such as the black bear, bobcat and coyote. Saturday, April 28, features tons of activities dedicated to Ohio predators and more from the Praying Mantis to Insect Edibles. Guests will not want to miss the Bird of Prey Show offering an up close experience with a variety of Ohio’s bird species. A Barn Dance takes place that evening at Malabar Farm State Park.
Complete information on the weekend is available at www.mohicanwildlifeweekend.com. Area lodging, dining and other area visitor information is found at http://www.mansfieldtourism.com or by calling (800) 642-8282. For Ashland Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, call 877-581-2345 or visit www.visitashlandohio.com. For Loudonville-