Grindstone Nature Area

2:30 pm

Birds can be enjoyed with the naked eye, and doing so can challenge birders of all skill levels to become keener observers of various species’ characteristics. On this trip, we’ll walk a loop at Columbia’s Grindstone Nature Area to practice observing, listening to, and identifying common winter birds using just our own senses. All skill levels are welcome.

Meet at 2:30 p.m. at the Grindstone Nature Area parking lot on the west side of Old 63 S. You can bring binoculars if you wish, but their use will be de-emphasized. Estimated walking distance: ~1.5–2 miles. Led by Eric & Joanna Reuter; contact Eric Reuter at with any questions.