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Nature Ramble at Baden Hills Regional Forest
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Date: Wednesday Aug. 18th, 2021
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Meet in the parking lot at the trailhead – 2733 Sandhills Rd., just outside of Baden
Duration: Approx. 1.5hrs. Washrooms not available.
Leader: Shannon Pennington, firstname.lastname@example.org
Prior registration is required. Please contact Shannon to register.
I was just introduced to these newly finished trails this spring and have been visiting regularly over the past few months and really enjoying them. It is a relatively small area, but has an interesting diversity of habitat, terrain and species.
I have regularly seen/heard indigo buntings, Baltimore orioles and red-eyed vireos and hear (what I think) are a variety of sparrows every time I go, as well as more common field and forest dwellers such as tree swallows, house wrens, blue jays, flickers, etc. Several different warblers were also spotted during spring migration. I even saw a bat feeding during the day once and also deer on occasion. There’s a nice diversity of trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants as well, including Carolinian species.
*Important note – the meadow portion is an accessible compressed gravel trail, but the forest portion consists of steep (quite steep at times) and narrow dirt paths. Proper hiking footwear is a must, as well as the ability to handle walking up and down some steep trails.
Dress according to the weather and bring binoculars, if you have them.
This outing will follow safety measures and social distance restrictions for COVID-19. If conditions change the decision to hold the walk may need to be revisited and pre-registered attendees will be contacted.
Pre-registration is required and spots will be limited – first come, first served!