Heron Rookery Field Trip

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SATURDAY, APRIL 19, 1:30 PM (MEET NEAR KOHL'S IN WARSAW)

This is the 40th annual visit to this unique Heron Rookery on the Tippecanoe River. There is water and mud. Go bare-footed or wear rubber boots, mid-calf or higher. Bring friends, binoculars if you have them, more friends, all of your curiosity and all of your relatives. Meet at the north end of strip mall (Kohl’s and other stores) parking lot, located ¾ mile north of the US 30 and SR 15 intersection, north of Warsaw, by 1:30 p.m. We will drive ¼ mi. to the rookery.

This is always one of our most interesting field trips of the year. At last count there were still about 125 Great Blue Heron nests in this rookery.  It is of course subjected to increasing disturbance by humans, or “inhumans” as the case may be. There will be some spring wildflowers in bloom too!

Paul Steffen, longtime leader of this field trip, is always concerned that the river level may be too high for us to get close enough for good viewing of the rookery. Please contact Paul by 12:00 noon day of field trip 574-658-4504 or by e-mail at ecoexpo@mchsi.com, NO LATER THAN April 18th, for river level status.

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