60. Citizens for Conservation Spring Bird Hikes


Grab your waterproof boots and binoculars and get to know nearby nature with a series of spring bird hikes led by a Barrington area naturalist. Ten hikes are scheduled, starting this week through mid June. The hikes and fresh air are free and the sights are sure to spark spring fever.

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The Barrington area Spring Bird Hikes are cosponsored by Audubon Chicago Region and Citizens for Conservation.  The leader of each hike is Wendy Paulson, a longtime naturalist who has spent decades educating others about conservation and birds, including serving on the boards of the Nature Conservancy and a conservation group called RARE, based in Arlington, Virginia.

Barrington Area Naturalist, Wendy Paulson
Barrington Area Naturalist, Wendy Paulson

The Spring Bird Hikes are free and open to the public, though spaces are limited and RSVP’s are required. Waterproof boots are strongly recommended for these walks. Don’t forget your binoculars!

Schedule:

April 5th, 8:00 a.m.

Beese Park (meet at Besse Park, east end of Cornell Avenue)

April 22nd, 8:00 a.m.

Beese Park (same as above)

April 29th, 7:30 a.m.

Baker’s Lake (parking lot on Highland Ave. south of Hillside Avenue)

May 10th, 7:30 a.m.

Flint Creek Savanna (park at cul-de-sac on Brookside West, just off Harbor Road)

May 17th, 7:30 a.m.

Baker’s Lake (same as above)

May 22nd, 7:30 a.m.

Beverly Lake (parking lot off Rt. 72)

May 31st, 7:30 a.m.

Penny Road South* (meet at Penny Road Pond parking lot, less than a mile west of Old Sutton/Penny Rd intersection)

June 5th, 7:30 a.m.

Galloping Hill* (same as above)

June 14th, 7:00 a.m.

Galloping Hill* (same as above)

June 16th, 5:30 p.m.

Longmeadow (north side of Longmeadow Dr., off Bateman Rd)

* indicates a more strenuous hike

Please RSVP to: Janis Wesley (847) 328-1250 ext. 10 or jwesley@audubon.org and be sure to let them know how best to contact you should that be necessary.

For more information about this and other local conservation programs, visit CitizensforConservation.org.

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