May – Wachiska Audubon field trips announced

Wachiska Audubon will lead two field trips in May. The public is welcome. Recommended items to bring include water bottle, insect repellent, and binoculars if you have them. If you have questions call John Carlini at 402-475-7275.
Platte River State Park, Saturday, May 13, 8:00 a.m.
Despite its handy proximity to Lincoln, the hilly terrain of this unusual state park offers habitat that attracts species more typically found in eastern forests. The “Big 5” species we hope to observe at this location are Louisiana Waterthrush, Tufted Titmouse, Summer Tanager, Scarlet Tanager, and Kentucky Warbler. Turn south at exit #426 from I-80 and follow S13E past South Bend to the park entrance. We’ll meet in the parking lot next to the restaurant and observation tower. A vehicle entry permit is required and a daily pass is available for $6/vehicle.
Lincoln Saline Wetlands Nature Center, Sunday, May 14, 7:30 a.m.
The rare Saline Wetlands of Lancaster County can attract a host of interesting species ranging from migrating sparrows to breeding rails. This unit is conveniently located in the middle of Lincoln and provides habitat for both wetlands and prairie species. We’ll have our ears and eyes peeled for Marsh Wrens, Sedge Wrens, Soras, and meadowlarks. From Sun Valley Blvd. turn west onto Westgate Blvd. and follow it to its union with West Industrial Lake Drive. Turn west/left and continue a short distance to the gravel parking lot located just past the railroad tracks.


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