Welcome to the Canton Audubon Society!


Happy New Year!

Scholarship Winner Announced!
Congratulations to Shelby Kaplan.
More about Shelby HERE

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GET INVOVLED
Become a chapter supporter by becoming a member of CAS. For more information click here.

MONTHLY PROGRAMS
Program Meeting schedule HERE 
Field Trip schedule HERE
Current Newsletter HERE
All are welcome! 

WHAT’S NEW
Project FeederWatch going on now!

CAS Upcoming Events
  • Wednesday, January 21st, 7:00pm – Meeting Program “Member’s Night.” CAS members share photos, trips and stories with guests. All are welcome. This is usually a very interesting night as topics vary greatly.
  • Wednesday, February 18th, 7:00pm - ”Watersheds: Nimishillen Creek” is presented by Dr. Robert Hamilton, Professor at KSU Stark Campus. Join us on this night to learn more about our local waterway that travels throughout private properties, businesses and our park system.

 

CITIZEN SCIENCE! 

  • Project FeederWatch - This is a winter-long survey (Nov 8th through Apr 3rd) of birds that visit feeders at backyards, nature centers, community areas, and other locales in North America. FeederWatchers periodically count the birds they see at their feeders from November through early April and send their counts to Project FeederWatch. This data helps scientists track broadscale movements of winter bird populations and long-term trends in bird distribution and abundance. Anyone can participate. Fee is $15 (the project is supported entirely on these fees.)  Link
  • Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) – This project (Feb 13-16th) teams Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society and allows those that submit observations to see what others are submitting around the world. This Count is great for anyone to do from home with as little as a fifteen-minute observation. Great for kids to break into the world of detailing the birds in their own backyard. It is free, but it does require an account to be created to keep track of your birds.  Link
  • YardMap – This is a new citizen-science project from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Sign up for the free online project. Participants zoom in on satellite images to construct maps of their yards, local parks, workplaces or any other green space they know well. Mark the maps to show areas of lawn, buildings, native plants and feeders. Scientists and participants will learn how the spaces connect to form larger landscapes. It will also teach participants how to improve their habitats, even with small changes, and how those changes can impact their green space and wildlife.  Link
          All are welcome to all our events!
 
We provide a public program the third Wednesday of every month (Sep-May) at 7:00pm.  Programs are at Exploration Gateway (Stark Parks’ Facility at Sippo Lake) 5712 12th Street NW, Canton 44708
Other Local Birding Events
  • Thursday, January 1st – Happy New Year 2015! 
  • January and February, Every Saturday and Sunday, Noon-3pm - Bird in Hand Feeding at Beech Creek Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve in Alliance. Not only is this piece of property really expanding, this is a really great experience for all ages. Bird seed is provided. All you need to bring is an extended hand for some hungry chickadees and the occasional tufted titmouse. A fire is usually provided to keep warm on those cold days, as is some hot chocolate.  Don’t forget to stop by the buildings to check out the train and children’s interactive exhibits.

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Stark Parks Link
SMP: Summit Metro Parks
CVNP: Cuyahoga Valley National Park
TWC: The Wilderness Center Link
CMP: Cleveland Metroparks

 
In The News
New Nature Conservancy Nature Preserve to be in Ottawa County. Link
Great Lakes Plagued by Tiny Plastic Beads. Link
Ohio to Establish more than 28,000 Acres of Pheasant Habitat.
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Ohio Wildlife Council Approves Early Migratory Game Bird Hunting Seasons. Link
Five Types of Birds Your Grandchildren May Never See But Wish They Could.
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ODNR Ends Contract That Would Threaten Columbus-Based Sawmill Wetlands. Link
Biologists Estimate Over 20 Black Bears Sighted In Northeast Ohio During 2012
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Leatherback Sea Turtle Could Be Extinct in 20 years. Link
KSU Stark Pond/Wetland recognized as an official Certified Wildlife Habitat site by National Wildlife Federation. Link