"No-longer-technically-a-Young-Birder" (but still pretty young compared to some of us) and Young Birder Club founding member, Ethan Kistler
"Really-young-future-birder," my second cousin, Oliver. (note the book in front of him)
Public service announcement: If you are going to the Midwest Birding Symposium in Lakeside, Ohio this weekend, bring along a Young Birder. Here is program for Saturday, September 19, with activities designed for all ages:
The Ohio Young Birders Club presents:
Activities for Young Birders!
The Binocular Laboratory—kids will make a pair of binoculars and learn how to use them
The Feeding Station—kids will build a bird feeder out of a variety of common recycled items
Fun with the Hooos!—kids will make an owl puppet or mask
Midwest Birding Symposium Junior Duck Stamp Contest—We’ll help participants paint a portrait of their favorite duck, goose, or swan! Lily Sprang, winner of this year’s National Junior Duck Stamp Contest, will be leading the activity along with her brother Eli, an Ohio Junior Duck Stamp winner and national runner-up!
We’ll also give all our artists materials introducing them (and their parents and teachers) to the Junior Duck Stamp Contest. When the portraits are finished, artists can choose to take their art home with them or enter it into the contest. We will award prizes for the top three contest entries.
For details, contact BSBO at 419-898-4070.