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MARBLEHEAD
Ferguson Gallery & Studio
The gallery of internationally recognized glass artist Cary Ferguson is located at 5890 E. Harbor Road, Marblehead. On-site glass blowing studio with comfortable viewing area. Work with the glass artist yourself. Featuring jewelry, accessories, nautical decor, antiques and local artists. ADA accessible. Open 7 days a week May-Dec; Fri, Sat, Sun and by appointment Jan-Apr. 419-734-0600, fergusongallery.com.

Johnson's Island Confederate Officers Prison Cemetery
This historic cemetery is the final resting place of more than 200 of the 9,000 Confederate soldiers once imprisoned here. The Cemetery is open year-round, daily dawn-dusk. Gaydos Drive, Marblehead  www.johnsonsisland.org

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The Black Swamp Bird Observatory considers its banding program a “feather in its cap.”

Located in the remnants of the once vast Great Black Swamp region of Northwest Ohio, Black Swamp Bird Observatory (BSBO) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring the appreciation, enjoyment and conservation of birds and their habitats through research, education and outreach.

The Observatory’s long-term research projects have shed much light on the mysteries and complexities of the bird migration. Our research staff has banded more than 500,000 birds in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan, making it the largest operations of its kind in North America. 

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Nationally renowned wildlife author Kenn Kaufman of Oak Harbor has penned several “Field Guide” books on birds, butterflies and mammals of North America.

His latest field guide publication, “Kaufman Field Guide to Advanced Birding,” published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company, will be in local bookstores next month.

“It's sort of a different approach from other field guides I've done,” Kaufman said. “The other ones are for people who have never looked for a bird before. This one is more for people who are seriously into birds and have been doing it for a while. Most kinds of birds are fairly easy to tell apart, but some of them are challenging. The new book is to help the more experienced birders to go and figure out the most difficult birds.”

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Kenn Kaufman became enthralled with nature when he was a very young boy.

He would walk around his neighborhood in South Bend, Ind., and take in everything he saw around him.

“Nobody else in my family shared that interest,” Kaufman said. “I got fascinated with things around the neighborhood. I would go out looking for elephants and dinosaurs, but I never found any. When I was about 6, I figured there was nothing out here but birds, so I better figure out what those things were.

“Once I started looking at birds, they started becoming interesting after all. We had the same kinds of birds we see in Toledo and Port Clinton. I was looking at sparrows and cardinals and robins. When you're 6, those kinds of things can be exciting.”

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Giving money to people along road

Do you feel compelled to give money to people holding signs along the road asking for money?
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