Upcoming Field Trips


Mounds State Park – Sept. 29

Mounds SP fallOur next monthly bird hike and survey at Mounds State Park will be held on Saturday, September 29. Meet at the parking lot near the visitors center at 9 a.m.

We’ll bird from 9-11, with an RCAS board 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 October 27.

The park's address is 4306 Mounds Rd., Anderson.

Photo by Robert Williams.


Summit Lake State Park – Oct. 6

Summit LakeMigration season should be underway as we head to Summit Lake State Park on Saturday, October 6, for birding from 9-11 a.m. This field trip promises sightings of waterfowl, loons, and other migrants on their journeys!

Meet at the Beach House parking lot at 9 a.m.  (After entering the park, turn right at the “T.”  Look for signs for the Beach House, to your left.  See map.) Binoculars will be provided.

The park's address is 5993 N. Messick Road, New Castle.


McVey Memorial Forest – Oct. 13

mcveyOn Saturday, October 13, we’ll look for fall migratory birds at McVey Memorial Forest, a Red-tail Land Conservancy property.  This 249-acre site, located in Randolph County, offers varied habitat that includes upland forest, river bottom, prairie, wetlands, and a 30-year restoration project. 

We will meet at McVey at 8:30 a.m. 

Carpoolers will leave from the Cooper Science parking lot, on Ball State’s campus, at 7:50 am.

To get there on your own:  From Muncie take State Rd. 32 (Jackson St.) east to N County Rd. 900 W and turn left (north).  Go north approximate 5.5 miles (CR 900 becomes State Rd. 1), and look for parking on the right (east) side of the road, between County Rds. 700 and 750.