Saturday, May 6, 8:30 AM, Asylum Lake Preserve, Co-leaders: Donna Keller (269-207-2874) and Susan Schneider
Meet at the Drake Road entrance to the preserve at 8:30 AM. We will walk the preserve for approximately two hours in search of spring migrants as well as residents. The varied habitats including open fields, woodland edges, and open water will allow us to see a variety of birds including Brown Thrasher, Eastern Bluebird, Tree Swallow, Yellow Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Killdeer, Baltimore Oriole, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, and a variety of woodpeckers. Also possible are Field Sparrow, Scarlet Tanager, Palm Warbler, other early warblers, and we might even hear a Sora. Dress for the weather, and plan for the open field to be colder if it’s windy. We will walk 1.5 to 2 miles on well-worn paths with mild, but not steep, grades.