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Voices of the Night, Huron Natural Area, Kitchener

Sorry, this outing is FULL.

Date:     Tuesday May 2, 2023

Time:     8:00 pm

Duration:    Approx. 90 min.

Location:    Huron Natural Area parking lot, Trillium Dr. Kitchener

Leader:  Fraser Gibson
Email: fn.gib@sympatico.ca

Description:    Experience the Voices of the Night as we focus on the American Woodcock, but also listen for and identify amphibian and possibly owl calls. In April and early May the American Woodcock partakes in an interesting, flight and sound mating display. The old fields at Huron Natural Area have been favoured by this species in the past, so hopefully the late evening ritual will again be observed. The nearby wetlands should provide the habitat necessary for a variety of singing amphibians and the woodlands are known to be home territory for owls.

Majority of the hike will be on maintained trails. Some may venture a short distance off the trail for a better view of woodcocks. Bring binoculars, a flashlight and dress warmly. Washrooms may not yet be open for the season at this time of day.

Registration is required by contacting Fraser at fn.gib@sympatico.ca

American Woodcock
American Woodcock By Mark Nenadov [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Screech Owl
Eastern Screech Owl