Family Fun Day offered at Magee Marsh

FINDLAY — Families looking for outdoor fun over the Independence Day weekend are invited to Magee Marsh Wildlife Area Friday, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife.

Activities will include a bird banding demonstration, fishing and archery at the Sportsmen’s Migratory Bird Center, 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor.

Volunteers from the Green Creek Wildlife Society will be banding nestlings from the purple martin colony at 11 a.m. Visitors can learn about purple martins, being a purple martin landlord and how citizen science has helped the species to prosper.

Archery and fishing will be available from noon-3 p.m. Archery will be supervised by Division of Wildlife staff and equipment will be provided.

Fishing will take place in the pond around the Sportsmen’s Migratory Bird Center. Loaner poles and bait will be provided; however, anglers are welcome to provide their own fishing equipment. Anglers ages 16 and older are required to have an Ohio fishing license. Fish caught may be kept within the guidelines set by state regulations.

Anglers are welcome to fish the Sportsmen’s Migratory Bird Center throughout the summer with their own fishing equipment sunrise to sunset.

To learn more about Magee Marsh, visit wildohio.gov. For more information activities, call (419) 424-5000.