Blackberry Corners Tavern is the perfect place to enjoy a slice of Lifer Pie.
If you’re a bird-watcher – and we know there are lots of you in northwest Ohio for the Biggest Birding Week in America, which continues until Sunday (biggestweekinamericanbirding.com) – you likely already know what that means.
For those who don’t, Karen Zach, a volunteer at the Black Swamp Bird Observatory, 13551 OH-2 in Oak Harbor, explains that “the term refers to a way to commemorate the occasion of spotting a species of bird for the first time ever ... a way of celebrating a person's good fortune of seeing something [he or] she has never seen before while birding.” Lifers, she continued, “are what birders tally for a Life List – how many unique species a person has seen in a lifetime. Some travel all over the world,” and especially to northwest Ohio, “just to see certain birds.”
The concept of celebrating such a spectacular sighting with a piece of pie comes from “Bruce Richardson, a musician and birder living in Australia now,” said Ms. Zach. He “first coined the term ‘lifer pie.’"
To read more and to watch the full video, download Blade NewsSlide at bladenewsslide.com
Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. Comments that violate these standards, or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, are subject to being removed and commenters are subject to being banned. To post comments, you must be a registered user on toledoblade.com. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.