[mou] Additional 2008 MOU trips - sign up open
Pastor Al Schirmacher
pastoral at princetonfreechurch.net
Wed Jan 2 15:27:02 CST 2008
I anticipate leading the following three MOU trips this year:
* Sherburne Wildlife Refuge, Saturday May 17th, 7:00-12:00 with optional
- Emphasis on warblers and passerine migrants, resident grassland birds and
remaining shorebirds. Two of the three previous trips have broken 100
species for the day. Weather permitting, we will hike two trails and drive
the Auto Tour in the morning; then cover lesser known areas in the
afternoon, if desired. Trip is open to 20-25 participants.
* Aitkin County Trip, Saturday June 21st, 7:30-12:00 with optional afternoon
- Emphasis on nesting warblers (including Connecticut), flycatchers
(Yellow-bellied?), woodpeckers, vireos, wrens, thrushes and sparrows. Who
knows, we might even bump into a summering boreal specialty. Depending upon
reports, we anticipate covering Highways 18, 5 and 1 - Rice Lake Refuge -
Palisade and Tamarack - and other areas of interest (with the Risens' new
guide, the sky is the limit). Trip is open to 20-25 participants.
* Mille Lacs County Trip, October 25th, 7:30-12:00.
- Loons, grebes and early winter migrants (last year two Boreal Chickadees
were sighted by our youngest participant, and shared by all) are the
highlights here. We will spend the majority of our time on Mille Lacs Lake,
but also will cover Kathio and Hennepin State Parks. State sticker (or day
sticker) required. Trip is open to 20-25 participants.
Trips are first come, first serve - sign up early. All trips are free,
although we do tend to patronize local restaurants & merchants for lunch &
Feel free to contact me with any questions.
Mille Lacs & Sherburne Counties
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