Upcoming Field Trips

Mounds State Park – Aug. 31

Mounds SPOur next monthly bird hike and survey at Mounds State Park will be held on Saturday, August 31. 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 September 28.

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


Wilderness Park – Sept. 7

Wilderness ParkWilderness Park, located on the outskirts of Hartford City, is a beautiful 24-acre site that includes a 1.5-mile nature trail through the woods.  On Saturday, September 7, from 9:00-10:30 a.m., we’ll explore the park’s bird populations.

Directions:  Take State Rd. 3 north from Muncie. At the south side of Hartford City, turn left onto Amvets Dr., between the Dollar General and Richard’s Restaurant. Casey’s General Store is on the right.  

Go four blocks to the parking lot on the right.


Limberlost / Loblolly – Sept. 21

LoblollyJoin us on Saturday, September 21, for an afternoon of birding at the Limberlost and Loblolly Marsh Nature Preserve. The Limberlost Swamp was the home of iconic author Gene Stratton-Porter and is now the site of more than 1,500 acres of restored wetlands.

Meet at the Limberlost Visitor Center, 200 E. 6th St., in Geneva, at 9:00 a.m.

Carpoolers will leave from the Cooper Science lot on the Ball State campus at 7:50 a.m.

To get there on your own: From Muncie take N. Broadway and continue north on State Rd. 67.  Follow 67 through Albany, through Portland, and on into Bryant.  (Note: In Portland 67 takes a left turn.) At the traffic light in Bryant, proceed straight onto north 27.  (SR 67 turns right at this point; don't turn there or you'll end up in Ohio!)  Once in Geneva, turn right into the Visitor Center parking lot.