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Island Green Week
featuring the spectacular Bass Islands in Lake Erie
Island Green Week on Put-in-Bay and Middle Bass Islands this summer will make you remember what you loved most about the islands as a kid – water, rocks, cliffs, caves, kayaking, meteor showers, moss, moonlit nights, beach bonfires, cozy camping, swimming, beach-combing, cottaging with your family, ferry rides, staying the night at the lake and nature. Let’s do it all over again during Island Green Week, August 6th through the 12th, 2016, on
Middle Bass Island and Put-in-Bay in Lake Erie, Ohio.
Three of the biggest organizations and proponents of nature on the Erie Isles have teamed together to bring you some great activities during this week-long event. Experience a taste of the unique wine culture, an island-style pig roast, kayaking a Great Lake, and a dedication of the newest lakefront nature preserve on Put-in-Bay. See wildlife, flora and fauna. Sail on a meteor shower cruise, and by special invitation explore, tour and hike island places people would not normally see.
Island Green Week includes activities for adults, families and children. Special pricing and coupons for events, restaurants, transportation and entrance fees will be available for Green Week participants. Event highlights are:
• Aug. 6th – Middle Bass Island Poker Kayak Day – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
(Rain date Aug. 7th) Fee.
• Aug. 7th – Dedication and Party at the new Massie Cliffside Preserve – 1 p.m. PIB
Activities include hiking birdwatching and guided nature tours.
• Aug. 8th – Tour a Great Lake Lighthouse – Put-in-Bay – Fee.
• Aug. 9th – Wild Tuesday at the Nature & Wildlife Center – Put-in-Bay – Free.
• Aug. 10th – Island Preserve Ramble & Tour highlighting natural areas on South Bass Island – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Includes special activities at each preserve,
a printed guide and a light lunch at the Put-in-Bay Town Hall. Fee.
• Aug. 10th – Evening – Kick up your heels and enjoy the Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center’s annual Pig Roast at 6 p.m. at the Goat Restaurant. Fee.
Entertainer Ray Fogg performs, plus a silent auction fundraiser.
Aug. 11th – Meteor Shower Cruise aboard a Miller Boat Line ferry. Cruise for
two hours departing sunset. Refreshments included. Fee.
Aug. 12th – Visit the Aquatic Visitors Center and Fish Hatchery. Free.
PLUS – Explore the islands many natural and historic treasures-caves, shores, cliffs, museums on your own as well. Some fees apply.
Lodging and transportation information is available at visitputinbay.com or go to
SHORESandISLANDS.com. This is a great time of year to visit! For details, go to lakeerieislandswildlife.com.
The Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center, Lake Erie Islands Conservancy, and the Put-in-Bay Township Park District are the sponsors for these events and fundraisers that will benefit island nature programs.

 

Welcome to the Lake Erie Islands Nature & Wildlife Center

So how did an Alaskan Birdhouse Museum now known as the Lake Erie Islands Nature & Wildlife Center, come to be here on Put-in-Bay?

Stan and Joann Wulkowicz came to live on the island after 27 years living and teaching in Alaska. Stan was an island native, he grew up next door to the Wildlife Center, left and moved to Alaska where he met and married Joey, a native of North Dakota.

In 1993-1994 this museum was designed and built. In the spring of 1994 the first school tours began.

The building of the Lake Erie Islands Nature & Wildlife Center (LEINWC) was dedicated in honor of donors Stanley Edward Wulkowicz and Joan Wulkowicz in 2008. Their remarkable effort has resulted in this magnificent collection of North American wildlife, fish and birds. The people of the Lake Erie Islands are forever indebted to them for their generous gift that future generations may appreciate these natural wonders.

A sign was placed on the front of the LEINWC building and on Put-in-Bay Road which reads “Wulkowicz Woods- These woods are preserved in honor of donor Stanley Edward Wulkowicz and in memory of his father Stanley Wulkowicz who wanted to preserve this property for his son and for islands wildlife.”

Open Daily Memorial Day through Labor Day
And weekends in May & September
Weekdays and Off season- By appointment or chance

Rates
Adults $3
Children 6 – 11 and Seniors $2
Children 5 and under free if accompanied by an adult
Family Rate $8

Group Rates
Grades 7 and up $2
Elementary Students $1
Minimum 20 per group, with 1 adult per 10 children

Special programs for groups and by appointment only (includes admission to Lake Erie Islands Nature & Wildlife Center)
Pricing starts at $100 (up to 20 people), $5 each additional person, for 1/2 to 1 hour on one of the following topics:

• Monarch Butterfly (see Monarch tab for more information)
• Wildflowers
• Tree Identification
• Edible Plants
• Insect Walk
• Frog Pond Search

Group and weekday tours by appointment only – call 419-285-3037

Directions
Lake Erie Islands Nature & Wildlife Center
255 Meechen Road
P.O. Box 871
Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456

New Purple Martin Rig and More!!

Thanks go to the dynamic duo Paula Ziebarth and Darlene Sillick for the new purple martin rig for the Scheeff East Point Preserve purchased with a conservation grant from the Columbus Zoo! Boy Scouts troop #117 from Columbus helped put it up in April and the birds moved in! Thanks to Richard Gump for digging the hole and Bob Russell for the donated quickcrete. The birds really appreciate the new home and we will all enjoy watching them!!

Boy Scouts

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