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We believe in connecting people with nature. Our monthly programs are FREE and open to the public. Meetings are generally held the 4th Tuesday of each month at Quarry Hill Nature Center. Our speakers give presentations about a wide range of topics (not just birds). Check our program listing and join the fun!
June 18, 2017 Chester Woods Park - Dragonflies prefer warm sunny weather so today was a bit of a challenge with lots of clouds and cool temps. Still, about two dozen kids and adults came out to have fun catching and releasing these crazy creatures. Leader Joel Dunnette helped us identify our finds which included: Widow Skimmers, Ebony Jewlewings, Prince Basket Tail, Beaver Pond Basket Tail, Eastern Pondhawk, Eastern Forktail, Orange Bluet, Bluets, Whiteface Dot Tail (and there were several we were unsure of). Many thanks to Joel and our volunteers, Bob, Brendan, Kate and Sandy for helping out at this fun event. See more photos on our Facebook page.
June 10, 2017 - Fifteen people joined John Hockema and Gary Erickson on a wonderful field trip to Forestville State park today. John and Gary were excellent leaders and we found a few exciting surprises, including a clearly heard (but not seen) Northern Parula and a singing and posing Winter Wren (both extremely unusual for mid-June). We also had great looks at an Acadian Flycatcher and many others. Some members of the group even saw a Lark Sparrow in the parking lot before the hike started. See you at our next field trip!
June 3, 2017 - Around 20 people came out for this morning's bird walk at Quarry Hill Nature Center. The Barn Swallows are nesting in the pavilion again this year, and a pair of Orioles are nesting in the big Cottonwood tree nearby (which was showering us with fluffy seeds), the goslings are getting bigger and the dragonflies are coursing over the pond. Enjoy summer!
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