Birders enjoyed a sunny warm summer day at Acacia Reservation, a former golf course returning to nature. Baltimore Orioles nest here, as well as numerous Barn Swallows. Two Bald Eagles flew over, as did three Green Herons and two Red-tailed Hawks.
Field Trip Report
Event: Birding at Acacia Reservation
Date: Saturday, June 3, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Acacia Reservation, Cedar Rd, Lyndhurst, OH 44124, USA Map
Leader: Wendy Weirich, Director of Outdoor Education at Cleveland Metroparks
Target Species: Grassland species
Results: 39 Species, 7 Birders
Birders enjoyed a sunny warm summer day at Acacia Reservation, a former golf course returning to nature. The parking area was full due to a walking event, but the natural areas had sufficient space for birds and birders along with the walkers. Baltimore Orioles nest here, as well as numerous Barn Swallows. Two Bald Eagles flew over, as did three Green Herons and two Red-tailed Hawks.
Three gas wells are also part of the scene, along with a house that now hosts visiting scientists or park interns instead of golf pros. Habitat restoration includes a reconfiguration of Euclid Creek back to a more natural state. Mature American Elms are among the natural treasures of Acacia Cleveland Metroparks staff are reforesting much of the area with tree species native to the latitude of Tennessee, such as Tulip trees and Black Cherry in anticipation of the warming of the climate in Northeast Ohio. Former sand traps are sprouting Cottonwood seedlings. The forest will coexist with prairie, blooming now with a few coreopsis, but ready to flower with many more species in late summer.
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