Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Sunday, April 22, 8:00 AM, Asylum Lake Preserve, Leaders: Russ Schipper (375-7210) and Jan Shillito
Meet at the Winchell Avenue entrance. From Oakland Drive take Winchell Avenue to the west just over 1.1 miles; the entrance is on the left, park on the road. From Stadium Drive, go south at the light for Rambling Road, which is about 3.5 miles east of US-131. Follow Rambling Road about 0.4 mile and turn right onto Winchell Avenue. The entrance is about 0.5 mile and is on the left. By using this entrance we will have the sun at our back to start out.
The preserve’s multiple habitats can support a number of different species. We will look for resident and early season migrants, such as Brown Creeper, Hermit Thrush, Brown Thrasher, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, and maybe an Eastern Meadowlark.
All skill levels are welcome, family friendly, we will have extra binoculars for kids and adults; the trails are mostly good though with ups and downs; the trip will last about 2 to 2.5 hours.