Upcoming Field Trips

Mounds State Park – May 25

Mounds SPOur next monthly bird hike and survey at Mounds State Park will be held on Saturday, May 25. 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 June 29.

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

Bird Blitz at Bibler Preserve – June 8

Bird Blitz logoOn Saturday, June 8, starting at 9 a.m., we will participate in the 2019 Bird Blitz on ACRES Land Trust properties in Jay County.  Beginning birders are welcomed and encouraged to participate.  You don’t need to be a birding expert!

Groups of birders will count as many species of birds as possible in this single day, to see how many species are breeding on the property and also to celebrate the important work of ACRES, which protects more than 7,000 acres in Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan.  

Our group will gather at 9 a.m. at Bibler Nature Preserve, near Portland.  This 104-acre property includes abandoned farm fields, grasslands, rocky streams, and second-growth oak, hickory, and maple woodlands.

If there is time and interest, we may also survey Munro Nature Preserve, which is near Loblolly.

Bibler Preserve is located southeast of Portland on S. County Rd. 400 E. (Jay County), between E. County Rd. 600 S. and E. County Rd. 500 S.  Details about the exact gathering spot are TBD.