Fun Field Trips

May 2, 20170 comments

Mt Hope Cemetery

May 14, 8:00 a.m.

Join us at the North Gate of Mt. Hope Cemetery for birding and history as we stroll through the older section of the historic cemetery for two hours. The large old trees and bushes along the hillsides are very attractive to migrating birds. Bring your binoculars and $7 for the tour fee to Mt. Hope Cemetery. Bring your mother on a Mother’s Day walk. The North Gate is located on Mt. Hope Ave. across from Robinson Rd., which runs through Highland Park. (This is NOT the gate that is across from The Distillery.) No advance signup is needed. Call June at
(585) 865-6047, by 5/13 Saturday evening.

Oatka Creek Park

Thursday, May 18, 10:00 am

Oatka Creek Park is a mostly undeveloped Monroe County Park that is home to a wide variety of wildlife not readily found elsewhere in the county. The second half of May is the peak of warbler spring migration with Oatka Creek as a main highway for this movement. Cuckoos and tanagers are active at this time. Trilliums, bluebells, and Jack-in-the Pulpits are in bloom, and several species of swallowtails and other butterflies flit and sun among the flowers. Finally, there are artifacts of the rich history of the area starting from the exploits of Ebenezer Allan in the late 1700’s to the early 20th Century when the park was first established. Meet at the park, 9797 Union Street, Scottsville, 14546 (across from Quaker Rd.) in the parking lot near the entrance. Bring binoculars, water, and a snack, with lunch optional after the walk. This is a joint field trip with the Burroughs-Audubon Nature Club. Leader: Jim Adams, 402-5534. Or call June Summers at (585) 865-6047.

Ganondagan State Historic Site

Saturday, June 3, 2017, 8:00 a.m.

Meet at the Visitor Center, on Boughton Hill Rd. just west of State Route 444 (Victor-Bloomfield Rd) in Victor. This is an excellent chance to see birds in a transition or edge habitat, Yellow Warbler, Indigo Bunting and others. This is a good beginners birder trip.There are hills so no sandals, please. Bring binoculars and water. Contact June Summer, (585)865-6047, for more information.


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