Mysteries of nature and how they relate to bluebirds

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Ohio Bluebird Society will hold its annual Educational Conference on Saturday, Feb. 23 at Arden Shisler Center for Education & Economic Development, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster.

The day begins at 8 a.m. with registration and refreshments.

Kyle Maurer, OBS director and Marcella Hawkins, executive director, will give the welcome at 9 a.m.

The first session, beginning at 9:15, will be "Owls -- Whoo knows Anything About Owls," by Darlene Sillick, conservationist/birder.

Roger Downer, Ph.D., will present "Moths -- What is the Mystery?"

Chuck Jakubchak, Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist, will speak on how birds know when to migrate. Medina Raptor Center will be featured at noon.

Afternoon events will include presentation of the Blue Feather Award and the Wildlife Conservation Award. Jason Martin, Ph.D., Cornell Lab of Ornithology, will speak on "inside the box is where the action is." Greg Miller of "The Big Year," will speak on birdwatching.

This is a free educational event provided by The Ohio Bluebird Society for those who pre-register.

Walk-ins are welcome with $5 admission fee. Boxed lunches are $10. Make checks payable to OBS; mail to: Ohio Bluebird Society, PMB 111, 343 W. Milltown Road, Wooster, OH 44691-7214.

For more information call Marcella Hawkins at 330-465-6987 or email to info@ohiobluebirdsociety.org.

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