Here is a word that every Kerns student needs to learn; serendipity. It means chance, luck, fate, destiny, or happenstance. If you are a bander, you embrace all of these ideas and live life believing in serendipity. Here I am pushing my luck, so I should get to the point. On February 15th, a bander at Ruthven Park made a great discovery connecting her to the Kerns Public students. Ruthven Park is located 585 km south of us. It lies In Cayuga country - the land between Lake Erie and lake Ontario, just south of Hamilton. The bander was Nancy Furber, who, as luck would have it, is a friend of the Hilliardton Marsh and journeyed here a couple of falls ago to help us band owls.
On Sunday, May 25th, an intrepid team of three birders is set to find as many species as they can during the one day fundraising event. Mike Werner, Serge Gendron and Mark Milton will hit the road early in the morning, their binoculars and notebooks in hand, set to scour the district in search of birds.
Hopefully some of our visitors and supporters will be moved by the work we are doing at the marsh to consider donating money to help with our research and education goals. While we are waiting to receive our charitable status we have entered into a strategic alliance with Hilliard Township.