Friday, Saturday, Sunday
11 AM - 4 PM
Black Swamp Bird Observatory, Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, and Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge will be holding their annual Holiday Open Houses Sunday, December 8, from 12-4 p.m. Black Swamp Bird Observatory will have bird and nature inspired gifts, Biggest Week and BSBO merchandise, optics and optics accessories, food, and refreshments.
BSBO will also have an array of books and field guides, with signed books from authors Kenn Kaufman and Jim Mollenkopf. Kenn Kaufman will have signed copies of his new book, A Season on the Wind, available. Kaufman's field guides and books are also available through our online store (bsbo.org/bsbo-swamp-shop.html) where you can request a personalized, signed copy! Jim Mollenkopf, author of The Great Black Swamp series of books, will be on-hand at the Holiday Open House to sign books from 1-3 p.m.
We are looking for volunteers to help during the open house and we are also looking for donations of baked goods to share during the event. If you are interested in helping, please contact Jasmine at 419-898-4070 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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RESERVE YOUR SPOT ON A LAKE ERIE PELAGIC
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The 2019 Lake Erie Pelagic trip dates are:
Saturday, November 23 SOLD OUT
Sailing time 9am-1pm
Saturday, December 14 SOLD OUT
Sailing time 9am-1pm
Wednesday, January 1 SOLD OUT
Sailing time 11am-2pm
Pricing for the trips are as follows:
BSBO Members $65 (Jan. 1 $55)
Non-members $80 (Jan. 1 $70)
Young Birders/Student rate $30 (Jan. 1 $30)
UPCOMING MAGEE MARSH WILDLIFE AREA CLOSURE DATES
The Magee Marsh entrance road will be closed past the Sportsmen’s Migratory Bird Center starting September 30 through December 14, except for the following dates.
The entrance road will be open at 3pm on the following Saturdays and will remain open through Sunday at sunset:
October 12, 19
November 9, 16, 30
The road will also be open from October 26 at 3pm until November 3 at sunset.
These closures allow for a quality and safe hunting experience for waterfowl and deer hunters. Please call 419-898-0960 ext. 21 with questions.
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