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Wendy Paulson’s Barrington Area Bird Walks Return for Late Summer & Fall, 2020

Wendy Paulson’s Barrington Area Bird Walks Return for Late Summer & Fall, 2020

Update: Wendy’s 2020 Late Summer/Fall bird walks are full. Stay tuned as we’ll let you know if and when Wendy schedules another series of walks for spring!

Get outside, enjoy nature and learn more about the Birds of Barrington with long-time local naturalist and Birds of Barrington author, Wendy Paulson! Sponsored by Citizens for Conservation, Wendy’s 2020 late summer and fall bird hikes are now open for registration. Learn how to track the fall migration during five upcoming walks with Wendy.

All hikes are free and open to the public but space is limited and registration is required. Current COVID protocols will be observed.

Don’t forgot to bring your binoculars … and your mask!

Here’s the schedule of upcoming walks: 

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

Friday, Sept 25, 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)

Friday, Oct 2, 8:00AM
Crabtree Nature Center (3 Stover Road off of Palatine Road)

Friday, Oct 23, 8:30AM
Galloping Hill* (park at Penny Road Pond parking lot in Barrington Hills)

Friday, Oct 30, 9:00AM
Crabtree Nature Center (3 Stover Road off of Palatine Road)

*Indicates a more strenuous hike

To sign up, please contact Hilary Lane (312) 450-8206 or hlane@paulsonoffice.com with the walk date you are registering for, your name, email address & best contact number. Before you head out, please be sure to check the Citizens for Conservation website for any last minute changes or cancellations.

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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