Shreve is a beautiful community nestled in the gently rolling hills buffering the Killbuck Valley. Good thing we aren't holding this event about 11,000 years ago, when a ferocious torrent of water burst through the retreating Wisconsin glacier and carved out the valley and shaped those rolling hills. We would have been flooded out, big time.
Believe it or not, Shreve is my mother's hometown. She attended this school. And when I give my program on Ruby-throated Hummingbirds there this year, it'll about the sixth or seventh year in a row that I've given talks in this building. I find this very cool, nearly surreal, especially since my mom - and dad - have sat in the audience and heard their son speak, such as last year. I would bet you $58.00 bucks that my mom, when but a tiny tot racing about in that gymnasium some years back, would never have envisioned that one day she would have a boy who would grow up to like birds and would be speaking about them as an adult in the very gymnasium that she frisked about as an elementary school child. And she would be there to listen.
Waterfowl are the centerpiece of Migration Sensation field experiences. The largest wetland complexes in the state away from Lake Erie are found in the broad Killbuck Valley, and the sheer numbers and diversity of fowl is typically staggering. Expert birders are stationed at all of the hotspots to help, and you'll have the company of numerous other birders of all stripes. This is a great chance to learn more about birds from lots of friendly and helpful people.
But that's as it should be at the Shreve Migration Sensation: Birds First.
Come on up, you can pay your ten bucks at the door. All of the details can be found RIGHT HERE.