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“Birds!!!”, “Second Sunday Nature Walk” – Ouabache Trails Park

May 9, 2021 @ 2:00 pm 5:00 pm

Birds!!!, May’s “Second Sunday Nature Walk” will begin at the River Fishing Trail and include nearby areas. This walk is for people of any level, from Never-Been-Birding-But-Am-Curious, to novices, to experienced birders. Local expert birders Gary and Lisa Bowman will be leading us on a casual walk to look for birds, learn how to find and identify them, and learn more about them in general. What is that bird doing? Where does it live? What does it eat? Checklists will be provided of birds seen at Ouabache Trails Park. Bring binoculars and bird guides if you have them. Some guides will be available to use and peruse. Participants will meet in the park’s lower loop, near the start of the River Fishing Trail (Trail 8 on the park map).  *This is a fairly easy walk.

  • All walks occur on the second Sunday of each month, start at 2:00 pm Eastern, usually last 1 – 1.5 hours, and held rain, snow or shine, but not in severe weather! The meeting places change according to what trails will be used that day. The walks are held free of charge, no registration is required, all ages are welcome and families encouraged to participate.
  • This year we will be exploring various ways to be observant with emphasis on exploration and discovery. We will also be exploring ways that different parts of an ecosystem are connected.
  • Please be aware that some walks involve steep slopes or wet places, and dress accordingly. Trails vary from easy to moderate to rugged; the description of each walk includes the conditions.
  • The walks are provided by Independent Naturalist Terri Talarek King. Any questions can be emailed to her at leapingfrog55@yahoo.com , or leave a voice message (no text) at 812-881-8987.
  • Each walk is announced via local media. Also, interested persons are encouraged to join the Facebook page, The Nature of Knox County, Indiana.
  • Note on COVID-19 restrictions: The walk leader takes the Coronavirus very seriously. Until the situation becomes much safer, interpretive methods will be used for facilitating social distancing while exploring and learning. All attendees are strongly advised to wear masks for the protection of themselves and others. Future walks are tentative and will operate on a “wait-and-see” basis, but the walk leader remains optimistic!

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