Put-in-Bay Community Events continue in December, with rewarding activities for all! Click image to enlarge.
Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count will be held in the Lake Erie Islands Count Circle on Sunday, December 18, 2022. Participants will be needed on Kelleys, Pelee, and the Bass Islands that day. On South Bass, we need volunteers to listen for owls in the early morning, travel the island bird watching during the day, and to watch their feeders at home. On South Bass, we would love to have someone spend time at our island preserves to watch that day-any amount of time is good. We have a form that will help with observations recording time of day, time spent, distance traveled, weather conditions and a bird checklist. These areas are also listed as ebird hotspots-Massie Cliffside, Dodge Woods, Scheeff East Point, Cooper’s Woods, Jane Coates Wildflower Trail, Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center etc. If you are interested in watching your feeders or traveling the South Bass Island for all or part of the day, call or text Lisa Brohl at (419) 366-2087 or e-mail at leiconservancy”at”gmail.com. We may get together for a potluck or pizza afterwards at the Brohl home if there is interest.
We are also looking for birders or feeder watchers to help with Middle Bass and North Bass Contact Teddi Keith Morris(614-373-7533) or 419-285-0042 to participate on Middle Bass.
John Pogacnik, the official Count Circle Compiler, will be coordinating the efforts on Kelleys Island. Please correspond with him at jpogacnik”at”hotmail.com or with Tom Bartlett at hthomas.bartlett”atgmail.com if you wish to help at Kelleys.
Participation in the Christmas Bird Count is free and a lot of fun! The data gathered over 100 years of the count show important trends in bird populations.
Lisa Brohl, Chair
Lake Erie Islands Conservancy
Put-in-Bay School Panther Basketball games for the 2022-23 season begin on Monday, 28 November. The first set of contests are away games at Bowling Green Christian. Only a few days later the junior high and high school players travel to Beaver Island for the Great Lakes Islands Tournament. The first home games are on Saturday, 10 December.