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Tips for birding O’Brien Cemetery
There is a long, single-lane gravel road leading from Hudson Drive back to the cemetery. Along the road, the habitat includes open grassy areas, marshy areas, and woods. The cemetery was established in the 1880s, and there are some very large, old trees that attract a variety of birds. Once you walk through the cemetery, there is a pond to the west. The pond is on private property and should be scoped from the cemetery property.
From Susan Carpenter
Birds of Interest
Wild Turkey, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Baltimore Oriole, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Magnolia Warbler, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Wood Thrush.
About O’Brien Cemetery
This secluded cemetery and surrounding woods are all that remains of Little Ireland (or, “Metz”), located in Hudson, Ohio. O’Brien Cemetery was officially established in the 1880’s but was used for many burials prior to that time. It contains the graves of mostly Irish settlers, many of whom were residents of Little Ireland.
Restrooms: none on site but gas stations and restaurants nearby.