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HFBF REGULAR BECOMES FIRST TIME LEADER

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Meet Marilyn Ohler - First Time HFBF Leader

Meet Marilyn Ohler – First Time HFBF Leader

Marilyn Ohler is no stranger to the Huron Fringe Birding Festival. She’s been a HFBF regular every season except one…the first. This year, though, is special for her because this is the year that Marilyn attends as a leader. On Friday, May 23, beginning at 7:00 AM, Marilyn, truly a festival veteran, plans a special morning walk to help you learn more about birding on the trails of MacGregor Point Provincial Park. 

Leading is a new adventure for her and a means of sharing what she’s learned from others. She enjoys finding out more about the local birding hotspots but since she doesn’t live in the area, feels more comfortable sharing the experience of spring birding in MacGregor. And Marilyn is particularly skilled at birding by ear, which will prove valuable and informative on the trails.

Marilyn was raised on a dairy operation in rural Oxford County. Growing up so close to nature gave her a great appreciation of it, although at that time, bird watching was not a part of her life. It wasn’t until she turned 40, after buying a pair of binoculars, that she discovered the world of birds.

Eager to learn she joined the Stratford Field Naturalists and learned to bird by joining more experienced birders on field events, such as the time a few members came to the Huron Fringe Birding Festival. Since then, she joins family and friends to camp at MacGregor Point Provincial Park. To her, spring presents a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the area, the park and its migratory visitors.

Plan to join Marilyn for a birding walkabout on Friday, May 23.   

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HURON FRINGE BIRDING FESTIVAL

MAY 23 to MAY 26 – MAY 29 tor JUNE 1 -2014

MCGREGOR POINT PROVINCIAL PARK

PORT ELGIN, ONTARIO

 

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