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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!
April 9, 2017 - Whitewater Valley field trip. - A group of 6 birders, led by Joel Dunnette, went on an extensive tour of the Whitewater Valley today and saw 50 species of birds, including multiple nesting Trumpeter Swans and a couple foraging Sandhill Cranes. They got some good looks at a Bald Eagle nest, where two young would occasionally pop their heads up. At Applebee Springs, they walked back to the old spring house and found several very bright, fresh Yellow-rumped Warblers, some of whom were bathing in the spring. Besides birds, Red Admiral butterflies were sighted at several spots. It might be a bit of an 'invasion' year for them. Green Darner dragonflies were also coursing over the waters; they are probably early migrants. Spring wildflowers are appearing was well
April 1, 2017 - Bird Walk at Quarry Hill - It was a great morning for a walk with sunny skies for a change. Our group of 30 saw 19 species of birds - mostly the regulars but we were all happy to see that the Bluebirds are back checking out the nest boxes north of the Nature Center, The Goldfinches are starting to get their bright yellow coloring back and we also saw a Brown Headed Cowbird. Thanks to terry and Joyce Grier for leading and sharing their knowledge about the birds and plants we saw.
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