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Spring is heralded in Ohio by wildflowers including snow trilliums peaking their heads up above the forest floor. At the same time, snow melt and spring rains feed waterfalls creating scenes you will want to capture and remember for a lifetime. As grass greens and trees unfurl their new leaves, new bird songs echo through the forests and at feeders. Birders head for Lake Erie, national forest areas and marches for spring migration. 

The lakeshore is a primary staging point for all types of birds including colorful warblers that will stop and fuel up before heading across Lake Erie. Typically, Mother’s Day marks the high-point of Ohio’s migration pattern. May also brings warmer temperatures and opening dates for seasonal fun including amusement parks with new rides, historic sites, golf courses and a return to cycling and hiking trails.



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