Lake Erie Islands Audubon Christmas Bird Count

Lake Erie Islands Audubon Christmas Bird Count
16 Feb, 2019

– By lisa Brohl   The annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count was held on the Lake Erie Islands on Sunday, December 16, 2018. The day was unusually warm with a little drizzle in the morning but the sun came out occasionally making for mild winter weather. With the open water and unfrozen marshes on the mainland, there were few waterfowl compared to past years. It was a relatively quiet day in the woods and feeders as well with pockets of bird activity when the sun came out.   The South Bass count started with a great horned owl on a...

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A History of South Bass Island’s Wine Culture

A History of South Bass Island’s Wine Culture
1 Feb, 2019

If you’ve always wanted to visit California to tour some of its famous vineyards, perhaps you should consider vacationing to the crown jewel of the Lake Erie Islands. Believe it or not, Put-in-Bay, which is also known as South Bass Island, is home to two of America’s best vineyards. The island’s flavorful wine history pairs well with a spectacular assortment of tourist attractions, like two world-renowned caves, Perry’s Victory Monument, and dazzling waterfront scenery. So, let’s toast as we explore the history surrounding South Bass Island’s wine culture. 1858: South Bass Island’s “Year of the Grape” Many people know of...

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