Black Swamp Bird Observatory, 13551 W. State Ohio Rte. 2, Oak Harbor, will be holding a holiday open house on Dec. 8 from 12-4 p.m.
At the 5th annual Holiday Open House, there will be free refreshments, a binocular raffle, and local vendors with unique hand-made crafts. There will be kid craft activities and nature-themed holiday gift items. Some of the favorite BSBO authors will be available from 1-3 p.m. to autograph their books.
There will be special prices on select merchandise in the BSBO gift shop, including 20% off on winter clothing and 30% off on books. Spend $25 and get a free Biggest Week in American Birding water bottle.
BSBO memberships and gift memberships are also available by calling 419.898.4070.
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge and Magee Marsh Wildlife Area will also be hosting activities. Those who visit all three locations and get their raffle card stamp will be entered to win one of the three holiday gift baskets.
BSBO gift baskets include BSBO signature items and gifts from their Birds & Business Alliance Members, such as: gift cards from McCarthy’s Restaurant & Pub; Jet Express tickets; succulent plants from Bench’s Greenhouse; a bird feeder from Wild Birds Unlimited, Toledo; items from Victorian B & B; Crazy Lady Saloon gift cards; and matted photography by Brian Zwiebel.