Osprey Guided Wagon Tours

Friday, May 24, 2019 - 7:00pm

Osprey Guided Wagon Tours – Our Naturalist-led wagon tours will be stopping at our new Osprey nesting platforms. See Ospreys up close and learn about these unique birds of prey here at the lake. Pre-Registration required at the camp store. Call ahead for availability and times. Wagon Tours are free, gate admission fee may apply in season $10/car. The wagon is limited to the first 25 people. Call 419-938-7884 to sign up for  tours.

Future Dates 2019:

June 21st &, 28th  July 12th & 19th, Aug 2nd & 23, 2019 (times vary)

FUN FACTS about OSPREYS

  • Ospreys eat mostly fish, but sometimes they eat lizards, insects, muskrats or even squirrels.

  • Ospreys migrate south to South America every year, flying 6,000 miles or more.

  • Ospreys mate for life. Their first nest is small, but they add to it every year.

  • Ospreys almost disappeared because they were being poisoned by the pesticide DDT. This chemical is now illegal. Ospreys are coming back.

  • Ospreys are also known to be called “river hawk” or “fish hawk” 

  • They can live up to 20 years in the wild

  • Osprey can be found on every continent except for Antarctica

  • Osprey prefer to hunt in shallow waters but they can dive over 3 feet in the water if need be.

  • They can catch fish similar to their own size

  • Raccoons often eat Osprey eggs while Great Horned Owls will eat the young chicks and sometimes even Adult Ospreys.

  • Osprey have a wingspan up to 6 feet

  • Osprey chicks are ready to test their wings when they are only 7 or 8 weeks old. After 2 or 3 weeks from their first flight test, they will go hunting with their dad.




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