Sunday, December 4, 2005

Birders Gone Wilds

Sunday, December 4, 2005

The OOS raptor symposium attendees all turned out to dedicate the new birding platform at The Wilds. There were way more than 200 brave souls on hand to see the ribbon cutting ceremony. For years The Wilds has been one of southeastern Ohio's best bird watching spots, but some of the best and birdiest spots were hard to see from the roads. This past summer and fall, The Wilds and The Ohio Department of Natural Resources built this excellent birding platform. It easily held all 200 of us. It overlooks two lakes and a huge chunk of prime grassland habitat. There's even a erasable board on one end for visitors to jot down sightings information. The platform is destined to be a meeting spot for birders and it certainly cements The Wilds position as the best birding destination in this part of The Buckeye State.