Upcoming Field Trips

Great Backyard Bird Count – Feb. 16

feederJoin us for the annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) on Sunday, February 16, from 12-3 p.m. Jim Flowers and Annette Rose are hosting the event at their home, on the east side of Prairie Creek Reservoir

Come and participate in this nationwide effort to count our winter birds and to enjoy the camaraderie of fellow bird-lovers. Bring a dish to share if you like.

For more information about the GBBC, now in its 23rd year, visit the National Audubon Society website.  Participants need no birding experience and are invited to count for as little or as much as they like.

Annette and Jim’s address is 8420 S. 560 E., Selma.  Their driveway is just south of the Muncie Sailing Club, on the east side of the road. 

Mounds State Park – Feb. 29 & March 28

Mounds SP - winterOur next monthly bird hike and survey at Mounds State Park will be held on Saturday, February 29. 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 March 28. The park's address is 4306 Mounds Rd., Anderson.

Photo by Robert Williams.

Weed Wrangle – March 29

invasive species cuttingRobert Cooper Audubon Society will co-host a Weed Wrangle at Fall Creek Woods on Sunday, March 29, from 1-3 p.m.  We are partnering with Red-tail Land Conservancy and Henry County-RIPS (Removes Invasive Plant Species) for the event. 

You’ll learn about the kinds of invasive plants found in Fall Creek Woods, and you’ll have the chance to help remove them, so bring your gloves and loppers, if you have them!

The event will also include the planting of an oak tree in memory of Sam Shine, an Indiana conservationist.

Fall Creek Woods is a beautiful 143-acre property in Henry County, just north of Mechanicsburg.  Visit the Red-tail website for a map and directions.