Rural Action and United Plant Savers will be hosting a “Birds and Herbs” spring outing on Saturday May 9, 2015 from 9 a.m. until Noon. The event will be held in Meigs County at United Plant Savers 300 acre Goldenseal Sanctuary near Rutland Ohio. This property features some of the best herb and wildflower populations found in Southeast Ohio. The forests, fields, and waterways on the property also host an abundant variety of both resident and migratory songbirds, especially the colorful and musical warblers that migrate to North America from the tropics.
We will start the morning with a guided bird hike, led by Tanner Filyaw and Joe Brehm, and will conclude with an informative herb and wildflower tour, led by Chip Carroll. The cost to attend is $15 per person. Space is limited so register soon to reserve your place. If you are a bird or plant enthusiast you will not want to miss out. Register for the event online at https://unitedplantsavers.givezooks.com/events/birds-and-herbs-field-day-on-may-9th-2015
Attendees are asked to dress for the weather, wear sturdy hiking shoes/boots, and to bring water and light snacks. A few extra pairs of binoculars will be available for attendees who do not have their own. Extreme weather, and heavy rain will cancel the event.
Rural Action is a membership based non-profit organization working to develop sustainable, asset-based economic development. Rural Action’s mission is to foster social, economic, and environmental justice in Appalachia Ohio. United Plant Savers mission is to promote the conservation and stewardship of North American native medicinal plants.
Tanner R. Filyaw
Non-Timber Forest Products Program Manager