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Field Exploration: Owls of Kelleys Island

November 3 - November 4

Join us for a unique overnight experience on Kelleys Island. Participants will join naturalist Judy Semroc and master bird bander Tom Bartlett at a banding station on the Island for an evening with the owls. These diminutive owls will provide a memorable and informative nature outing. There is never a guarantee of seeing owls, but historically this is the best time of year to try. On Friday morning, we’ll explore the properties protected by the Land Conservancy on the Island which totals 150 acres in conservation. Weather permitting, we’ll visit Tom again as he bands passerines in the morning. Birding and waterfowl migration can be quite impressive at Kelleys Island during this time of year.

Price includes guided nature events on the Island. Participants are responsible for their own overnight accommodations, transportation to/from and on the Island, ferry fees and meals. A detailed schedule will be sent to all participants. You must secure overnight accommodations as the last ferry leaves the Island at 5:30 PM.

Event Details:
Thursday, November 3 at 4:30 pm to Friday, November 4 at 12:00 pm
Location: Directions will be sent to registrants. Kelleys Island is in Erie County, OH, just north of Marblehead.
Leaders: Judy Semroc, Naturalist & Field Biologist; Tom Bartlett, Master Bird Bander; and Renee Boronka, Manager of Conservation Education & Outreach at the Land Conservancy
Fee: $125/person
Limit: 14 people

Click here for overnight accommodations on Kelleys Island 

Click here for Kelleys Island Ferry information

Advanced registration is required.

All Land Conservancy events respect CDC guidelines and social distancing. The bed & breakfast prefers participants be vaccinated and requires masks be worn in common areas.

Register here:

PLEASE NOTE: You may be photographed or recorded by the Western Reserve Land Conservancy during this event. Your image or words may be used in materials prepared by or for the Land Conservancy, including marketing related materials.

Organizer: Renee Boronka,, 216-533-8761


November 3
November 4


Renee Boronka
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