September Birding Trips
SEPTEMBER 5 – GALIEN RIVER COUNTY PARK
For our first outing of the fall season, we will visit this new park near New Buffalo in Berrien County, which offers some unique birding. We will start along the edges of the parking lot and then follow the woodland trail to the canopy walk. Here you will be 60 feet above the marsh and among the tree tops. We will then descend to the marsh boardwalk and follow it to the Galien River. As we drive back towards South Bend, we will stop for a short visit at the New Buffalo Beach, before we drive to Three Oaks Water Treatment Ponds. We will meet in the Portage Road Meijer parking lot at 8:00. Look for my red truck, north of Jimmy John’s.
SEPTEMBER 26 – POTAWATOMI WILDLIFE PARK
Join us for a morning of birding when we travel to this park, which is south of Bourbon, Indiana and bordered by the Tippecanoe River. This park is located in southern Marshall County. It is a 317 acre complex that consists of fields, woodlands, ponds, and wetlands. We will meet in the Kohl's parking lot on Miami Street, just south of Ireland road at 8:00 a.m. for car-pooling. It is about a forty-five minute drive to the park, so plan for a full morning for this field trip. After our last visit here, some of us stopped for lunch at Subway in Bourbon.
If you have any questions about our field trips, contact Brian Miller at (574) 291-0804 or email email@example.com.
Labor Day Pancake Breakfast
7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Enjoy pancakes hot off the griddle (pecan and blueberry are our specialties!) on Labor Day 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.