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New Schedule of Spring Bird Hikes with Wendy Paulson

New Schedule of Spring Bird Hikes with Wendy Paulson

It’s that time of year again! Area naturalist, Wendy Paulson is getting ready to host a new season of Spring Bird Walks & Hikes in Barrington cosponsored by Audubon Great Lakes and Citizens for Conservation.

Get to know nearby nature on these walks with Wendy. They’re free and open to the public, though space is limited and RSVP’s are required. Waterproof boots are strongly recommended and don’t forget your binoculars!

Before you head out, please be sure to check the Citizens for Conservation website (citizensforconservation.org) for any last minute changes or cancellations.

Here’s a look at this year’s scheduled walks…

April 19, 8 a.m.
Crabtree Nature Center (3 Stover Road off of Palatine Road)

May 3, 7:30 a.m.
Crabtree Nature Center (3 Stover Road off of Palatine Road)

May 10, 7:30 a.m.
Deer Grove East*
(entrance on north side of Dundee Road, west of Hicks Road, east of Smith Street. Go to farthest parking area) with optional extension to Camp Alphonse (off Dundee Road)

May 15, 3:30 p.m.
Baker’s Lake for students and adults (parking lot on Highland Ave. south of Hillside Ave)

May 17, 7:30 a.m.
Beverly Lake*
(parking lot on north side of Higgins Rd/Rt. 72, east of Rt. 25, west of Beverly Road)

May 21, 7:30 a.m.
Crabtree Nature Center (3 Stover Road off of Palatine Road)

May 24, 7:00 a.m.
Headwaters* (parking lot on Wichman Rd. off north side of Rt. 72; ½ mile west of Rt. 59)

June 5, 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 16, 5:00 p.m.
Galloping Hill* (as above)

*indicates a more strenuous hike

Please RSVP to: Daniel Wear (312) 453-0230, Extension 2010 or dwear@audubon.org and let us know how best to contact you should that be necessary.

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 the Barrington 220 school district 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, Wendy taught classes about birds in the public schools and is helping to develop a similar program in Chicago public schools with Openlands. She 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.

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

CLICK HERE to explore all of the local bird profiles Wendy has authored in our Birds of Barrington series at 365Barrington.com.

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