Virtual Field Trip Schedule Aug-Sept-Oct 2021 by Michelle Brosius, WCAS Board Member & Field Trip Co-Coordinator
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. These items are then compiled into a scrapbook that is shared during a virtual meetup the second Wednesday following the field trip month.
Virtual Field Trip Schedule Aug-Sept-Oct 2021
By Michelle Brosius, WCAS Board Member & Field Trip Co-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. These items are then compiled into a scrapbook that is shared during a virtual meetup the second Wednesday following the field trip month.
Virtual Field Trip August 2021
Dates: August 1-31, 2021
Location: The Rookery, 10110 Cedar Rd, Chesterland, OH 44026
Featured Bird Species: Eastern Phoebe
Virtual Meetup: Wed Sept 8, 2021, 7:00 PM, The Western Cuyahoga Audubon Virtual Conference Center
Notes: The Rookery has a really interesting history including an old Interurban Railroad Junction, as well as a Great Blue Heron rookery, but please don't go looking for the Great Blue Heron nesting area unless you are with a park-led program. Restrooms and handicap accessible trails are identified on The Rookery map.
Virtual Field Trip September 2021
Dates: September 1-30, 2021
Location: Headland Dunes State Nature Preserve, 9601 Headlands Rd, Mentor, OH 44060
Featured Bird Species: Fall Warblers
Virtual Meetup: Wed Oct 13, 2021, 7:00 PM, The Western Cuyahoga Audubon Virtual Conference Center
Notes: The Ohio Ornithological Society says, "This legendary site is one of the best-birded sites in Ohio and is famous for its rarities and big fallouts of migrants." So, let's check it out! The preserve features 1 mile of hiking trail, a portion of which is wheelchair accessible. There is a boardwalk and also rough trails through the shrubby areas. Restrooms are located at Headlands Beach State Park to the west of the preserve. Headlands Beach State Park also has a wheelchair accessible path. Please feel free to bird both locations and submit bird lists, photos, journaling, etc.
Virtual Field Trip October 2021
Dates: October 1-31, 2021
Location: Your favorite cemetery! Suggested cemeteries:
Virtual Meetup: Wed Nov 10, 2021, 7:00 PM, The Western Cuyahoga Audubon Virtual Conference Center
Notes: It is the month of Halloween so let’s explore the life that can be found in our cemeteries! Keep in mind that walking cemeteries can be tricky as some roads are in poor shape. Walking the grassy areas between headstones/monuments can be uneven (as is the case with Erie Street Cemetery, which is being undermined by woodchucks!). Lake View Cemetery is much better, but hilly in places.
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