Explore the Lowden-Miller State Forest and discover a winter birding hot spot. This 2,200 acre reforestation project is home to northern and southern birds found nowhere else in the Midwest. Hike along along 3.5 miles of riverfront, forested with hardwood and pine trees and overlooking 120-foot bluffs. Search for bald eagles, nuthatches, brown creepers, northern flickers, and downy, hairy, red-bellied, and occasionally pileated woodpeckers as well as other birds that spend winter in the area.
Instructor: Phyllis Mertz, Arboretum Instructor
Notes: This trip takes place entirely outdoors and includes hiking on dirt trails and steep hills. Please dress for the weather. Limit 15.
Supplies: Please bring binoculars, field guides, a lunch and a beverage.
Driving Directions: Driving directions will be sent to participants.
Certificate information: Ornithology Certificate Elective (3 hours)
Saturday, May 3, 9:00 a.m..-12:00 p.m.
Fee is per person.
IN PERSON: Stop by the Visitor Center during open hours.
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