Breeding and Migrating Birds of the College Lodge Forest
Saturday, May 8th
Join birder Terry Mosher and his colleague Jonathan Townsend on a walk through this remarkable forest. You will listen for some beautiful birdsong and (with good luck) spot several of the property's most interesting birds. Abundant spring wildflowers and a few early-season butterflies should round out the trip's pleasures. If you've never been to the College Lodge Forest, this is a perfect opportunity to see it.
To date, over 150 species of birds have been recorded in the unique variety of habitats on this property. The forest's position on the Portage Escarpment above the Lake Erie Plain places it in an important migration corridor, and many of the species that nest in the forest winter in the American Neotropics. In an average year, these long-distance travelers include six species of flycatchers, a dozen species of warblers, and other beauties like Indigo Bunting and Scarlet Tanager.
This event is free; however all additional donations will go towards protecting more beautiful places like the College Lodge Forest.