Glacier Ridge Metro Park–Marshhawk Trail Bird Observation Station
eBird Bar Charts by Season
Ohio Birding Day Hike
Glacier Ridge Metro Park Trails
About the Marshhawk Trail Bird Observation Station
The Marshhawk Trail (yellow on the park map) is a 3 mile paved multiuse trail which offers a circuit hike.
The Bird Observation Station is a project by the third graders at the school across the street. They asked if they could do something for the community, wildlife, or conservation. In brainstorming with the teacher, we came up with a feeder station that the students could come over and monitor. As an eBirder, I recommended eBird for it’s citizen science and ease of having data instantly as they start to input it. The Bird Observation Station consists of two feeders. We hope if the students see other birders using the location, they will feel some pride and perhaps become birders themselves.
From Jerry Stronsnider
About Glacier Ridge Metro Park
Glacier Ridge was named for the end moraine or glacial debris left behind when the glaciers retreated some 12,000 to 17,000 years ago. Much of the 1,037-acre park was once covered with farmland. Visitors can traverse a boardwalk through the Honda Wetlands Area or climb a 25-foot observation tower to see waterfowl and other animals.
From Glacier Ridge Metro Park webpage
Restrooms at locations identified on Glacier Ridge Metro Park map.