Saturday, May 13, 6 a.m. and 9 a.m.
Annual Bird Count
6 a.m. start: In celebration of Global Big Day, come join us for our Annual Bird Count. Aimed at intermediate to advanced birders, we will meet at 6 a.m. at the Park Store before splitting up into teams to cover as much of the park as possible. We will likely finish mid-late morning.
9 a.m. start: For beginner or intermediate birders we will be holding a ‘Bird Identification Workshop’ at 9 a.m. at Lally Homestead. We will start off with an introduction to bird identification, etiquette and resources, followed by about an hour’s birding around the homestead. We will wrap-up with a checklist tally and quick overview of some of citizen science projects such as eBird. Expect to finish at about 11 a.m. A few pairs of binoculars will be available but bring your own if you have them.
Saturday, May 20, 10:30 a.m.
Wildflower Hike: Beauty… with a purpose
Discover spring wildflowers in bloom on this guided hike with interpretive naturalist, Tobi Kiesewalter. We’ll dive into their beautiful world to reveal stories of competition, survival, deception and, yes, plant sex: is that a nectar guide on your petal or are you just happy to see me? Meet at the Lally Homestead for this 45 minute hike. Don’t worry, Mom and Dad – this one’s appropriate for all ages. Stick around after the hike, if you like, for an optional, informal session on plant identification.