Mohican Wildlife Weekend - Destination Mansfield – Richland County

Mohican Wildlife Weekend

Friday, April 29, 2011

Presented By: Mansfield Art Center, Gorman Nature Center, Malabar Farm, Ohio Bird Sanctuary, Cooke Wildlife Area, Mohican Outdoors School, Mohican State Park Forest

Join the activities at  the 10th Annual Mohican Wildlife Weekend (Sponsored by Gander Mountain) April 29 - May 1, 2011. We will be merging famous wildlife artists from Masterworks for Nature this year, John Ruthven, an internationally known artist, who will open the weekend with a presentation on the search for the Ivory Billed Woodpecker.   A welcome reception begins at 6 PM with the program following at 7 PM at the Gorman Nature Center.

On Saturday, don't miss a Pancake Brunch and Local Artist Display at Mohican Outdoor School to start your day and the annual Barn Dance at Malabar Farm State Park to end your day!

Hosted at six program sites across Richland and Ashland counties: 

  • Gorman Nature Center
  • Malabar Farm
  • Ohio Bird Sanctuary
  • Cooke Wildlife Area
  • Mohican Outdoor School
  • Mohican State Park Forest

and new for this year: 

Over 30 programs, barbeque and barn dance. Kick off the weekend at the Gorman Nature Center Friday at 6 PM.  Meet the Artists and wildlife ambassadors from participating program sites and receive the latest programming information.  Activities include an afternoon walk in the past at Mohican Outdoor School, enjoying living history from the time period of 1812. Meet candle makers, weavers, traders, a school marm, a town crier and an Indian. Old time music and family fun. Kids can learn about "good bugs - bad bugs" and be able to plant a seed or seedling to take home.  End the day with a barbeque at Mohican Outdoor School's Groveport Lodge. Take a night hike to call for owls. Bring the family and enjoy many opportunities to make nature crafts,  learn about and handle amphibians, reptiles and small mammals, see songbirds up close and more.  For complete programming times and descriptions visit  or call 800-642-8282.

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