Upcoming Field Trips

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.

Mounds State Park – Sept. 28

Mounds SPOur next monthly bird hike and survey at Mounds State Park will be held on Saturday, September 28. 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 26.

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

Wilbur Wright Trail - Oct. 12

WilburWrightTrailJoin us on Saturday, October 12, 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