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Watching Birds & Finding Handmade Marbles

Category News, Spotlight On | Posted on July 16, 2018

Home Tweet Home—Hundreds of Bird Species Travel & Live Along the Trails
Birdwatchers of all ages and expertise are flocking to Springfield’s “bird trails”. We couldn’t be happier to know that hundreds of bird species live and travel along the greenway trails. The Greater Ozarks Audubon Society adopted the first mile of South Creek Greenway in the late 1990’s because of this. All the trails are perfect places for viewing warblers, vireos, woodpeckers, owls, and hawks. Spring migrants are abundant in the woods and creek side vegetation, while raptors can be seen any time of year. Trails near lakes and springs are good places to watch for winter birds, including bald eagles. Anyone is invited to join the club’s guided walks. Find out more at greaterozarksaudubon.org

Marble Hunting Club—The Art of Finding
Did you know the Ozarks hosts the world’s largest marble hunting club? Well, we do! Over 1,000 members have joined Darren Wagner in his effort to hide his beautifully handmade marbles along trails, parks, and various outdoor spaces for anyone to find. So far he’s placed 90 of these custom art pieces, ranging in value from $17 to thousands of dollars each. Find out more by joining their private Facebook Group, called of course, the "World’s Biggest Marble Hunting Club".

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