60. New Season of Spring Bird Walks & Hikes with Naturalist Wendy Paulson

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It’s that time of year again! A new season of eleven upcoming Spring Bird Walks & Hikes with naturalist Wendy Paulson will kick off on April 3rd.  All are welcome to explore the world of local birds with the area’s expert.  Also the author of our Birds of Barrington series, Wendy is a walking encyclopedia when it comes to the different bird species living in the area. You can do a little homework prior to Wendy’s upcoming walks by CLICKING HERE to review her local bird profiles.

Post - Collage - Birds of Barrington with Wendy Paulson - 2015

Cosponsored by Audubon Chicago Region and Citizens for Conservation, Wendy’s Spring Bird Walks & Hikes are free and open to the public though spaces are limited. RSVPs are required and waterproof boots are strongly recommended for these hikes. Don’t forget your binoculars!

April 3, 8 a.m.
Beese Park (Meet at Beese Park, east end of Cornell Avenue)

April 10, 8 a.m.
Beese Park (Meet at Beese Park, east end of Cornell Avenue)

April 17, 7:30 a.m.
Flint Creek Savanna (CFC Hdqs. 459 W. Hwy 22)
***Tom Vanderpoel will be leading the April 17th walk in place of Wendy Paulson***

April 27, 7:30 a.m.
Baker’s Lake (parking lot on Highland Ave. south of Hillside Ave)

May 8, 7:30 a.m.
Baker’s Lake (as above)

May 15, 7:30 a.m.
Beverly Lake (parking lot on north side of Higgins Rd/Rt. 72 west of Sutton Rd)

May 22, 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)

May 29, 7:00 a.m.
Galloping Hill* (meet at Penny Road Pond parking lot, less than a mile west of Old Sutton/Penny Rd intersection)

June 12, 7:00 a.m.
Headwaters (parking lot on Wichman Rd. off north side of Rt.72;1/2 mile west of Rt. 59)

June 19, 7:00 a.m.
Galloping Hill* (as above)

June 21, 5:30 p.m.
Longmeadow* (north side of Longmeadow Dr. off Bateman Rd)

* indicates a more strenuous hike

Please RSVP to: Dan Jacobson 312-453-0230, extension 2002 or djacobson@audubon.org.  Don’t forget to give them your contact information in case they need to reach you. Before you head out, please be sure to check the Citizens for Conservation website for any last minute changes or cancellations.


About the Author

Wendy Paulson has lived in Barrington Hills since 1975, and has led bird walks in the area for many years. She re-established the Nature Lady program in District 220 and St. Anne’s in the late 70s, under the auspices of The Garden Club and Little Garden Club of Barrington.

Wendy developed the education program for Citizens for Conservation, initiated and edited its newsletter, and has been an active volunteer with CFC for over 30 years.

Wendy Paulson
Wendy Paulson

During interludes in New York City and Washington, DC, she taught classes about birds in the public schools and is helping to develop a similar program in Chicago public schools with Openlands.  Wendy is chairman of The Bobolink Foundation, serves on the board or advisory committee of multiple conservation and bird-related organizations, both domestic and international, and is former chairman of IL and NY chapters of The Nature Conservancy.

She and her husband Hank have two grown children and are avid hikers, cyclists, and kayakers.

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