Birds in the Hills - May 5-7 - Rutland, Ohio

Join Rural Action, the Athens Area Birders, and Camp Oty’Okwa for our family-friendly Birds in the Hills Festival May 5th-7th at United Plant Savers Goldenseal Botanical Sanctuary, nestled in foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. This three-day festival will feature activities for adults, families, and specifically for children. We welcome anyone with even a remote interest in birds, especially those who have never picked up a pair of binoculars. Meals and camping are available Friday night- Sunday at United Plant Savers, which has a diverse ecosystem.

Birds in the Hills Festival will feature field trips to Lake Hope State Park, Lake Snowden, and bird walks through United Plant Savers’ black willow grove, riparian fields, and deep forests. Participants can expect to see and hear up to 20 species of warblers, including the cerulean warbler, as well as scarlet tanagers, yellow-billed cuckoos, and a plethora of other migratory songbirds. Festival attendees will also have the opportunity to build bird feeders, bird houses, and meet other nature enthusiasts. You can also listen to a local band and enjoy local beers.