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College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


Hello, Birdie? See What’s on the Wing in Secrest

September 29, 2011

WOOSTER, Ohio -- Will there be any snowbirds if there isn’t -- one hopes -- any snow?

See for yourself on Oct. 8 when Secrest Arboretum holds its next bird walk. It’s free, goes from 9-11 a.m., and starts at the arboretum’s Seaman Orientation Plaza. The arboretum is part of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Follow signs on campus to the arboretum.

Snowbirds -- also called dark-eyed juncos -- may or may not have just arrived for the winter from places up north. But bluebirds, blue jays, cardinals, chickadees and other year-rounders will be there.

Leading the program will be members of the Greater Mohican Audubon Society, who will help identify and teach about what’s spotted -- and striped, crested and red-shouldered too.

The program is open to birdwatchers of all interest and skill levels, and beginners, especially, are welcome.

For more information, call 330-464-2148 or go to

OARDC is the research arm of Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

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Kurt Knebusch
Kurt Knebusch