Virtual Field Trip Report, June – August 2021 by Michelle Brosius, WCAS Board Member & Field Trip Coordinator
The Virtual Field Trip series is an option for engaging with nature and community while adhering to social distancing guidelines necessitated by COVID-19. Participants in the program independently visit a pre-selected location throughout a given month and then report back to me with bird lists, journaling, and photographs regarding the visit. Items are compiled into a scrapbook that is shared during a virtual meetup the second Wednesday following the field trip month.
We've selected four exciting bird-related books to read together and we hope you'll join us in quarterly discussions!
WCAS Virtual Field Trip to Headlands Dunes State Nature Preserve, September 2021 hosted by Michelle Brosius, WCAS Board Member and Field Trip Coordinator on Wednesday, October 13, 2021.
Four warbler species were observed with a high count of 15 Yellow-rumped warblers. Several flocks of American Goldfinch were scattered in several locations. One highlight was a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker that tried to keep out of sight. Best highlight was a Juvenile Bald Eagle that was perched in a dead tree several yards off the trail.
Summer is ending and we may see a hint of the finish of fall migration. The monthly Second Saturday walks are a great opportunity for birders of all skill levels to enjoy the woods and wetlands around the Cleveland Metroparks Rocky River Nature Center.
Member Meeting and Speaker Program “Trash to Treasure: Rust Belt Riders Composting Program” October 2021 Recording
WCAS Member Meeting and Speaker Series, Tuesday, October 5, 2021 hosts speaker Daniel Brown, Co-Founder, Rust Belt Riders presents, “Trash to Treasure: Rust Belt Riders Composting Program”. Programs are open to the public. Donations are appreciated.
Member Meeting and “Trash to Treasure: Rust Belt Riders Composting Program” Speaker Series October 5, 2021
What a story ... Rust Belt Riders creating wonderful soil products from composted waste from homes and businesses! This Cleveland-based company started as a humble project collecting compostable material via bicycle, but has since grown and produces tons of beautiful soil products.
Publishing news, announcements and reports.
ENTER Bird-of-the-Month Photo Contest October 2021: Wood Duck
The Western Cuyahoga Audubon Virtual Conference Center hosts chapter programs. Download the Free Desktop & Mobile Apps-Version 2. Use the desktop icon or mobile app (see above) to enter a meeting.
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