2022 Classes, presentations, and listening hikes

In-person programs - indoors, outdoors, and both combined - began to return in spring, 2021. Some programs continue to be virtual as well.  COVID uncertainty continues as of December 2021, but programs will continue as situations allow.


2022 programs are in the earliest planning stages for park districts and organizations, and I will update my 2022 program list as dates and locations are confirmed.

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Yellow-rumped Warbler, Spring Peeper, and Sword-bearing Conehead

Thursday, February 17, 2026, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm: "The Chorus Returns to the Stage" Portage Park District Zoom webinar. Registration details will be available soon. https://www.portagecounty-oh.gov/portage-park-district

Thursday, March 10, 2022. 10:00 am.  "The Chorus Returns to the Stage"  for Ecophilia. Depending on COVID safety, this program may be in person at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History or presented via Zoom. I'll update closer to the program date.

Friday, March 25, 2022 Vernal Poolooza (Ohio Wetlands Association) at Salt Fork Lodge. "The Chorus Returns to the Stage: listening to nature's concerts at vernal pools and nearby wetlands." The conference in March 24-27 and my presentation will be on March 25th. When registration details are available, I'll add them here as well.


Saturday, April 2, 2022, 8:00 am (rain date Sunday, April 3). "Birdsong Walk at Wooster Memorial Park. This listening walk is organized by Friends of Wooster Memorial Park, and others are also welcome to join us. This gorgeous park is right in the overlap zone of Black-capped and Carolina Chickadees, and we will likely hear both species as well as hybrids that can't be conclusively identified. The park is located at 5197 Silver Road, Wooster, OH 44691 just off Route 250 and just north of Route 30.


Saturday, May 21, 2022. "Birdsong: Learning to Listen." Midwest Native Plant Society's Shawnee Spring Nature Safari at Shawnee Lodge and Conference Center. Wendy Partridge and I will be joined by Teri Gilligan for a morning through afternoon listening skills exploration in Adams County on the Saturday of this three-day Spring Safari (which is May 20 - 22). The songs and calls of birds are essential communication, and many species also have multiple songs in their repertoire. It can seem overwhelming at first, but we'll focus on how to listen and what's being communicated. We'll also learn what makes a meadow sound different from a forest and how knowing each avian singer's habitat helps us refine our identification choices.Registration for the Spring Nature Safari is at https://www.midwestnativeplants.org/NatureSafari

Tuesday, August 16, 2022. 6:30 PM. Mahoning Valley OCVN: "Concert of Crickets and Katydids." 6:30 PM indoor program. We'll then move outside to listen to and look for the singers. Mill Creek Metroparks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Rd, Canfield, OH 44406.