Winter Bird Seed Orders Due

Lake Erie Islands ConservancyLake Erie Islands Conservancy Winter Bird Seed Sale orders are due by 1 November 2018.    That ‘s Thursday!

Have your winter bird seed supply delivered to your island residence. Winter Bird Seed Sale benefits Lake Erie Islands Conservancy.  Titgemeier’s Feed and Garden Stores will supply us with the following types of seed: niger/thistle, black oil sunflower, and mixed birdseed of several grades.  Titgemeier’s is a family birdseedowned feed and garden store in business since January 12, 1888 at 701 Western Avenue in Toledo, Ohio.  A most unusual store, their products range from grass seed and fertilizer to pet, wild bird, and brewing supplies.

To order, use the attached form, visit www.lakeerieislandsconservancy.org , or call Kelly or Marty Faris at 419-285-4772.

Order Form for Bird Seed 2018


Winter Bird Seed for Sale

Lake Erie Islands ConservancyLake Erie Islands Conservancy Winter Bird Seed Sale is now active.  Have your winter bird seed supply delivered to your island residence! Winter Bird Seed Sale benefits Lake Erie Islands Conservancy.  Titgemeier’s Feed and Garden Stores will supply us with the following types of seed: niger/thistle, black oil sunflower, and mixed birdseed of several grades.  Titgemeier’s is a family birdseedowned feed and garden store in business since January 12, 1888 at 701 Western Avenue in Toledo, Ohio.  A most unusual store, their products range from grass seed and fertilizer to pet, wild bird, and brewing supplies.

To order, use the attached form, visit www.lakeerieislandsconservancy.org , or call Kelly or Marty Faris at 419-285-4772 or kelmar “at” thirdplanet.net.  Forms will also be at the General Store, library, and other island locations. Orders will be taken until November 1, with delivery  in mid-November.

Order Form for Bird Seed 2018


Explore Put-in-Bay’s Nighttime Wildlife

Friday August 10 at dusk (approx. 8:00pm); cost: FREE.Put in bay hike
Participants will meet Park Ranger Renee Market at the Massie Cliffside Preserve parking lot on South Bass Island for a night hike. The focus will be listening for owl calls, looking for spider eyes, and watching for other night-flying critters, including bats. Please bring a flashlight and wear comfortable shoes.

Bird Banding Continues on Bass Islands

Bird BandingDr. James Marshall, of Rockford University, will band birds this summer while teaching at OSU Stone Lab. A schedule for his banding is posted below.  Dr. Marshall will be at Scheef East Point Preserve and the Middle Bass Island East Point Preserve.  Don’t miss this extra opportunity to see the birds up close during the breeding season. Please be respectful of the birds and the researchers.Bird Banding Lake Erie


Birders Enjoying Success on South Bass Island

Put-in-Bay community is invited to East Point’s Vineyard B&B to see bird-bander Tom Bartlett and crew on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons until 3:30 p.m.  A sign by the road, marking where to turn, says, “Bird Banding! Park back by the red barn.”

Nice migrants are visiting the Bass Islands, as indicated by Lisa Brohl’s photo of a hooded warbler at the banding station on Sunday morning.


Lake Erie Islands Conservancy Springs to Action for Earth Day

On Sunday, April 22, the Lake Erie Islands Conservancy will hold an Earth Day walk at the Scheeff East Point Preserve. Meet in the parking lot at 10 a.m. to learn about spring arrivals of our summer residents–purple martins and tree swallows–with Paula Ziebarth. View the new Chimney Swift Tower purchased by LEIC member Karen Jennings and built by member Casey Carty. We will have garbage bags and buckets to clean up the shoreline from winter storms. We will also bring some binoculars for visitors to enjoy closer looks at our early arrivals.

After a walk and clean up, we will head to the Jane Coates Wildflower Trail for some invasive garlic mustard pulling and early spring wildflower viewing. Do your part to ensure that the Dutchman’s breeches continue to grow at the Wildflower Trail. Gloves and bags will be provided. Heineman’s winery will provide water.

Celebrate Earth Day and spring with us!

Lisa Brohl / Lake Erie Islands Conservancy

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