Upcoming Field Trips
Join us on Saturday, October 12, at 9 a.m., as we walk the Wilbur Wright Trail, just north of New Castle, and look for migrating birds. The trail will take us through a variety of habitats and terrains, including cultivated and wild fields, hilly woods, and (briefly) the Big Blue River.
We'll meet at the Wilbur Wright Trail trailhead at the south end of Wilbur Wright Fish and Wildlife Area at 9 a.m.
Carpooling is encouraged, as there is limited parking at the trailhead with only 7 spaces. Carpoolers will leave from the Cooper Science parking lot, on Ball State's campus, at 8:20 am.
To get there on your own: Head south on State Rd. 3 from Muncie. Turn left on State Rd. 36, heading toward Summit Lake. Travel on 36 for about 2 miles and then turn right (south) on State Rd. 103. Go about 3.5 miles to the Wilbur Wright Trail trailhead parking area, at the intersection of 103 and County Rd. 150 N.
Our next monthly bird hike and survey at Mounds State Park will be held on Saturday, October 26. Meet at the bird viewing window inside the visitors center at 9 a.m.
We’ll bird from 9-11, with an RCAS member leading the walk. Binoculars will be provided for those who don't have their own.
The following bird hike at Mounds will be held on November 30.
The park's address is 4306 Mounds Rd., Anderson.
Red-Tail Preserve & Prairie Creek – Nov. 2
On Saturday, November 2, from 10:00-11:30 a.m., we’ll search for migrating waterfowl and resident passerines along the trail of Red-tail Nature Preserve and the shore of Prairie Creek Reservoir.
We’ll meet at the parking lot of Red-tail Nature Preserve, at the intersection of S. County Rd. 461 E. and E. County Rd. 650 S. (a Selma address). For details and a map, visit the Red-tail Nature Preserve webpage.