Upcoming Field Trips

Strawtown Koteewi Park – June 23

StrawtownJoin us on Saturday, June 23, for a trip to Strawtown Koteewi Park, located west of Anderson, near Cicero.  This 750-acre Hamilton County park offers varied habitats, including prairie restoration, wooded riparian, and meadow. 

We’ll meet at the Riverside parking lot (see map) at 8 a.m. for a morning of birding.  Bring a sack lunch, and we'll picnic together.

Carpoolers will leave the Cooper Science parking lot, on Ball State’s campus, at 7:10 a.m.

Directions from Muncie: Head west on McGalliard Rd./State Rd. 332, which becomes State Rd. 128 after crossing I-69. Near Frankton, turn left onto N County Rd. 500 W (S. 11th St.).  Go to W County Rd. 600 N and turn right (west), then left (south) onto State Rd. 13, which is also State Rd. 37 and Huntington Rd. Where 13 and 37 split, stay to the right on 37.

Just after crossing the White River, turn right on Strawtown Ave. and go past the visitors’ center (the Taylor Center of Natural History) to find the Riverside parking lot.  The address is 12302 Strawtown Ave., Noblesville.

Travel time from Muncie is about 50 min.

Mounds State Park – June 30

Mounds SPOur next monthly bird hike and survey at Mounds State Park will be held on Saturday, June 30. 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 July 28.

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

Behind the Scenes at the Indianapolis Zoo Aviary – Sept. 8 

Indy ZooJoin Robert Cooper Audubon members on a tour of the Indianapolis Zoo Aviary, on Saturday, September 8, at 9 a.m. Learn about bird behaviors, care of exotic birds, and conservation efforts.

Space is limited to 30 participants, so sign up early!  Email Rose Jeffery, Field Trip Chair, at rosemariejeffery@gmail.com, to secure your place.

Estimated cost of the tour, plus zoo admission, is $28.  Please note, however, that admission rates vary, depending upon how far ahead we make our reservations. 

Unfortunately, children under 6 years old are not permitted to attend. All attendees must sign a waiver, and those under age 18 need a waiver signed by their legal guardian.