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New Schedule of Fall Bird Hikes with Wendy Paulson

New Schedule of Fall Bird Hikes with Wendy Paulson

Barrington area naturalist, Wendy Paulson just released her new schedule of Fall Bird Walks and the first one is coming up! Learn about our local bird population while enjoying the fall migration during Wendy’s upcoming schedule of guided tours.

Here are the dates and locations for Wendy’s series of 2019 Fall Bird Hikes cosponsored by Audubon Great Lakes and Citizens for Conservation.

September 13, 7:30AM
Crabtree Nature Center (3 Stover Road off of Palatine Road)

September 18, 8:00AM
Beverly Lake* (parking lot on north side of Higgins Rd/Rt. 72 west of Sutton Rd)

September 27, 8:00AM
Deer Grove East (entrance on north side of Dundee Road, west of Hicks Road, east of Smith Street. Go to farthest parking area)

October 4, 8:00AM
Crabtree Nature Center (3 Stover Road off of Palatine Road)

October 21, 8:00AM
Cuba Marsh (Park in parking lot off east side of Lake Zurich Rd just south of EJ&E RR tracks. Lake Zurich Road runs between Rte. 14 and Cuba Road)

October 25, 8:30AM
Galloping Hill* (park at Penny Road Pond parking lot in Barrington Hills)

November 1, 9:00AM
Crabtree Nature Center (3 Stover Road off of Palatine Road)

*indicates a more strenuous hike

Walks are free though space is limited and RSVP’s are required. Please RSVP to: Daniel Wear (312) 453-0230, Extension 2010 or dwear@audubon.org and let them know how best to contact you should that be necessary.

Before you head out, please be sure to check the Citizens for Conservation website for any last minute changes or cancellations. Waterproof boots are strongly recommended and don’t forget your binoculars!

About Wendy Paulson

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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