April Bird Club Program

Mike Busam will present a program at our April meeting titled: “A Natural & Social History of Gilmore Ponds (or 250,000 years in 25 minutes or less).” Gilmore Ponds has been an important birding area in Cincinnati for as long as there have been birders in Cincinnati! Mike will talk about the natural history of the area, as well as some of the many interesting and sometimes quite colorful individuals and groups who co-operated, contrived, and sometimes even conspired to preserve Gilmore Ponds as a natural area.

It’s Mike’s hope that after enduring this presentation, if people take away anything, it’s that they’ll never refer to Gilmore Ponds as “Gilmore Preserve,” and maybe they’ll have a few
laughs as Mike talks about everything from the Deep Stage Ohio River to taxidermied beaver pranks.

It should be fun for all ages!

Meet at Sharon Centre, in Sharon Woods, located at 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville Ohio. Take I-275 to the Sharonville exit and go south about 3/4 mile to the entrance of Sharon Woods, then follow the signs to the visitor center.

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