The following Collecting Trips are scheduled at this time:

Date Description Contact
May 12th, 2007 1.  International Migratory Bird Day
     Sat. May 12th.
     9 AM  till 4 PM
     Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge - St. Rt. 2 along Lake Erie - west of the nuclear power plant  and Crane Creek State Park on the north side of Rt. 2. 
      A tent will be set up next to the new National Wildlife Refuge Visitor's Center to house displays of insects, and other natural items and events in the region.  I will be there with spider society information. 

Barb Natterer

June 9th, 2007
2.  Ohio Spider Society and Ohio Odonata Society Field Trip
    Sat. June 9th. 
    10:00 AM - meet at Barb Natterer's home.  Directions to my home will follow soon. 
    Plan: explore/photograph/collect spiders and odes along the headwaters of the Black River at three sites. 
    Pack your lunch and drinks for the day 
       Be sure to let me know if you're planning on attending so we wait for you, or call you if the trip is cancelled. 
Ohio Atlas and Gazetteer by Delorme:  page 40  section D3
Address: 8274 Chippewa Rd.
                Lodi, Ohio 44254  - Medina Co.
                Home phone: 330-667-2127
                Cell phone: 330-416-0450
                Brown ranch house on S. side of road with detached, matching brown pole barn behind the house.  The house sits just east of an open field, then a tree row.
From the north:  I-71 south to exit at Rt. I-76/Rt.224.  Go west to Lodi.  I-76 becomes Rt. 224.  Exit Rt. 224 at   Friendsville Rd.( traffic light at Cloverleaf High School). Turn right (north) onto Friendsville Rd. until the flashing light at Chippewa Rd. (CR 50).  Turn left (west) on Chippewa Rd.  Cross Rt. 42.  Our home is 1and 1/2 miles west of Rt. 42 on the south side of the road.  There is a newer two-story colonial home directly across the street from our home. 
From the east:  Follow the "From the north" directions from I-76/Rt.224.
From the south:  I-71 north  to exit at St. Rt. 301 to W. Salem.  Exit at Rt. 301, turning left ( north).  In W. Salem, turn right at the light ( St. Rt. 42), heading northeast.  St. Rt. 42 turns into a 4-lane highway called both Rt.42 and Rt. 224.  Stay on the 4-lane highway, getting into the left lane after approx. 1 mile.  Turn left (north) onto Vandemark Rd.(CR 31).  Turn right (east) onto Chippewa Rd.  Our home is approx. 1 mile east of Vandemark on the right ( south) side of Chippewa Rd. 
From the west:  Follow the " From the south" directions from St. Rt. 301.

Barb Natterer


If you are planning a field trip and would like it posted here, email Dave McShaffrey (below) with the information (including a map, if possible) and I will post it as soon as I can. 

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