Youth Gone "Wild"
From the home base of the Ohio Young Birders Club, Kim writes: On November 14, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, Oak Harbor, Ohio, will provide the setting as student members of The Ohio Young Birders Club (OYBC), host their annual conference from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 pm. If you don't have a really good excuse for not being there I'll show up in the BSBO bird bus, drag you out of your house, and take you to the conference! The BSBO Bird Bus! (We love you Lloyd & Norma!) In May of 2006, I brought together six teens from across the state to start some kind of a birding organization for young people. With the help of several dynamic adult supporters, we simply tried to facilitate all the great ideas these young people generated, and the OYBC was born. Most of the original six members of what has became known as the club's "Youth Advisory Panel" have "aged out" of the club. Four of those six are now off to college pursuing, you guessed it, careers in avian