WBU Nature Hike Series


May 19, 2018, 9:00 - 11:00 AM 

Antrim Park 

Hike along the Olentangy River and Antrim Lake with Anna Wittmer. We will be on the lookout for Baltimore Orioles, Gray Catbirds, eastern warblers, vireos, and more! 

The lower river trail can often be muddy! Boots are recommended. Follow the Antrim Park driveway past the soccer fields. Park and walk under the bridge and across the bike trail. We will meet on the wooden lake platform. 

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May 26, 2018, 9:00 - 11:00 AM

Emily Traphagen Preserve

Join Doc Jordan in Powell at the hidden gem of Emily Traphagen Preserve. We will hike on gravel and grassy trails through wooded and open grassland habitats in search of Eastern Bluebirds, many species of woodpeckers, warblers, Great Blue Herons, and more!

We will meet by the kiosk in the parking area.

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June 2, 2018, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Clear Creek Metro Park

Join Bryan Sharp and Tom Sheley south of Lancaster, Ohio in search of southern specialties, including Yellow-breasted Chat, Worm-eating Warbler, Cerulean Warbler, Prairie Warbler, Kentucky Warbler, Summer Tanager, Ovenbird, and much more! This time of year, it is possible to see 20 species of warblers! Look for updates on trail and meeting spot, dependent on where we're seeing birds. 

We will meet at the Creekside Meadows Picnic Area parking lot.

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June 9, 2018, 9:00 -11:00 AM

Summer Residents of Blendon Woods Metro Park

Join Anna in search of the nesting birds of Blendon Woods. Summer can often be a difficult time to see birds because many are more secretive while on their nests or feeding young. It can also be a fun time to watch the behaviors of birds as the switch gears from courtship and nest building to finding food and defending their territories. In previous years, we have seen a Yellow-billed Cuckoo, a Hooded Warbler, a flock of Wild Turkeys, an Acadian Flycatcher on a nest, recently fledged Barred Owlets, Yellow-throated Vireos, Red-eyed Vireos, Summer Tanagers, and a variety of woodpecker species. 

Park in the first parking lot on the right, just beyond the Ranger Station. We will hike parts of the Brookside and Overlook Trails.   

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