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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