Birds, Blooms & Bugs Hike

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Saturday, May 13, 2017     10:00 am

Bring Mom and the whole family to explore the trails of the Grand Lake Reserve on our annual

Birds, Blooms and Bugs Hike!

Local experts on birds, plants and insects will lead small groups for an intimate experience of the spring landscape.  Stroll through our Golden-winged Warbler habitat restoration area and look for these rare summer migrants.  See and hear thrushes, warblers, nesting eagles, ravens and more.  And, weather permitting, observe and identify smaller flyers, the dragonflies.  Enjoy and photograph the beauty of spring blooms such as trillium, bloodroot, jack-in-the-pulpit, and sugar maple.  Delight in the fresh green of new leaves and emerging ferns, sedges and grasses.  What a great way to celebrate Mother’s Day!

 

Registration is appreciated, though not required for this hike.

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To join the outing, meet at the second IRLC parking lot on Burns Road at 10 a.m.  Trails may be wet or muddy so be sure to wear appropriate shoes.  To reach the trailhead: from the village of Redwood, travel Cottage Hill Road for 3 miles, then bear left on Burns Road driving 1.75 to the IRLC parking lot (it’s the 2nd parking lot on the left).
Directions to Grand Lake Reserve