Ashland Times-Gazette photographer Joe Pelletier and reporter Chelsea Shar joined these hearty GMAS folks Saturday morning, Feb. 28, on their bird walk at Byers Woods. (Pelletier took this photo. Shar wrote an article, which ran in the March 2 edition.)

Bird walk tally from GMAS VP Gary Cowell:

Participants 8

Rough-legged Hawk 1 dark morph
Mourning Dove 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 8
American Crow 3
Horned Lark 1 fly over
Black-capped Chickadee 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Brown Creeper 2
European Starling 9
American Tree Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 1
Dark-eyed Junco 5
Northern Cardinal 6
House Finch 2
House Sparrow 3
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It's ready! Our Spring 2014 newsletter has been posted.
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Next GMAS bird walk, Saturday, Feb. 28, 9-11 a.m. at Byers Woods. In conjunction with the Ashland County Park District. See GMAS Calendar for details: ... See MoreSee Less

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Update, From GMAS VP Gary Cowell:
Feb. 14, Sat – 9-11 a.m. – Bird walk at Secrest Arboretum, 1630 Madison Ave., Wooster.
Canada Goose 12--pre walk fly over at 8:45am
Red-tailed Hawk 1 pre walk 8:50am
Ring-billed Gull 4--fly over
Downy Woodpecker 1 heard
Blue Jay 4
American Crow 1
Carolina/Black-capped Chickadee 1 heard
Tufted Titmouse 1
American Robin 5
Northern Mockingbird 2
Cedar Waxwing 11
Song Sparrow 3
Northern Cardinal 1
House Finch 2
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Great turnout for Don Plant's purple martin program, Tuesday, January 27, at Mayer/Carson Hall in Apple Creek.
Topics included the ins and outs of attracting, maintaining, and retaining a Purple Martin Colony — the importance of site location, proper housing, proper care — and the reasons for colony failures.
The program was sponsored by the Apple Creek Historical Society.
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