June Birding Trip
Saturday, June 20
We will be driving to the western border of Indiana, to Kankakee Sands and Willow Slough. Kankakee Sands is a Nature Conservancy area of extended grasslands and wetlands. We will spend our day driving along the county roads, while stopping frequently to scan the prairies and savannas to see the variety of grassland
birds. We especially hope to see Blue Grosbeak, Bell’s Vireo and Lark Sparrow. During previous trips to the Sands, we have seen many Savannah, Henslow’s, and Grasshopper Sparrows, Dickcissel and Meadowlark and heard several Northern Bobwhite Quail. We also saw Baltimore and Orchard Oriole and many Northern Mockingbirds.
Due to the remoteness of the area, you should pack a lunch and bring a bottle or two of water. We will meet in the Kohl's parking lot on Miami Street, just south of Ireland road at 7:00 a.m. for car-pooling. Depending on the birds and the weather, we plan return to South Bend by mid to late afternoon.
If you have any questions about our field trips, contact Brian Miller at (574) 291-0804 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fourth of July Pancake Breakfast
7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Enjoy pancakes hot off the griddle (pecan and blueberry are our specialties!) on Fourth of July morning.
Pancakes are served from 7:30 to 10 a.m. in the rustic setting at the Audubon Society's wildlife sanctuary at 59395 Clover Road (just outside Mishawaka city limits).
The Audubon Society asks that you bring your own table service and a free-will donation. Proceeds from the breakfast supports the local Audubon Society and buys birdseed for the birds in the sanctuary.
The public is cordially invited.
The mission of the South Bend-Elkhart Audubon Society is to promote stewardship of our natural resources with a special emphasis on birds. We achieve this goal through education, conservation, activism, philanthropy and fellowship with others having similar goals.