Online Mask Auction

Supporting conservation efforts at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge

Friends of Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge will be hosting an Online Auction September 26 - October 3, 2020 featuring masks made by The Two Masked Birders!

Most masks are packaged in a four pack of coordinated nature-themed designs. Adult masks are 3 layers. The outer layers are 100% cotton and the inner layer is fused polyester. They also feature a floral wire nose piece with the ends wrapped in floral tape for a comfortable, secure fit.  Minimum bid for each set is $12.  There are also youth masks and Ohio State Buckeyes masks available.

Bidding will close at noon on October 3, 2020. 

We hope you may find it in your heart to be generous so that we may do even more for public use projects, youth development, and land acqusition and restoration at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge.

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The Two Masked Birders

This year Sherry and Peggy’s Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge birding and nature hiking plans were interrupted by Covid-19. To support the ONWR and understanding the seriousness of Covid-19’s impact on public safety and health, they decided to sew “Nature Series” masks and create a “Covid-19 Life Saver” raffle basket. They dubbed themselves “The Two Masked Birders’. Sherry and Peggy both retired from OSU’s Wooster Campus- the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster, OH, where Sherry managed the Honey Bee Lab and Peggy conducted Coronavirus research. Many of the fabrics used in sewing the masks feature bees from Sherry’s fondness for bees in her many Honey Bee Lab projects. Sherry and Peggy wish everyone a safe and healthy lifestyle and to explore and enjoy nature!

Have questions? Please contact us!

Friends of Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge

Thank you for your support!