Parklands Explorer: Birds and Their Ecological Functions

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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Parklands Explorer: Birds and Their Ecological Functions

Fall is one of the most pleasant times to be out birding in The Parklands. While it doesn't produce the spectacular waves of migrants seen in the spring, mid-October features a nice mix of late transients, early-arriving wintering birds and the customary permanent residents, all against a backdrop of fall foliage. Pope Lick Park has a diversity of habitats and offers an opportunity to see birds that live in wetlands, grasslands and riparian areas.

Join Andy Melnykovych, Vice President of the Beckham Bird Club, to explore along the Louisville Loop and Prairie Preserve Trail in Pope Lick Park. Hike meets at 8 AM at the parking lot of John Floyd Fields Community Building (near the soccer fields). Please come prepared for the weather with proper attire, hiking boots, water, and a snack.

We hope you will join us on this pathway to wellness as we improve mind, body, and spirit. Participation is FREE, we just ask that you bring a healthy sense of exploration and a sturdy pair of boots!

Explorer hikes are open to all, but space is limited. Click the "book now" button below to register.

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FREE, registration is suggested

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