Wild Haven Nature Area

1:00 p.m.

We’ve selected a date (and adjusted the timing) for the Slow Birding field trip at Wild Haven.

Date: Saturday, March 23, 2024

—Meet at 1 p.m. Quick overview.
—Disperse to benches or other sitting points. Walking time from 0–20 minutes, distance from 0–3/4 mile. Sit quietly, watch, and enjoy.
—Reconvene around 2:30-2:45 p.m. to share stories of what’s been seen.

—Optional extra hike starting around 3 p.m. to look at birds, mosses, wildflowers, etc. on the 1/2 mile White Trail loop.

We suggest bringing/wearing layers of warm clothing so you’ll be comfortable sitting still on what is currently forecast to be a sunny day in the low 50s.

Original description: Inspired by the excellent program on Slow Birding by Bridget Butler that CAS hosted back in January 2023, we’re planning to have a slow birding field trip. The goal here will be to sit quietly, either on your own or as part of a small group, and watch what comes to you. Relax a little, enjoy being outdoors, and perhaps have a memorable birding or nature watching experience that was enabled by quiet attentiveness. After spreading out to various locations, we anticipate about an hour of relaxed listening and watching. Finally, we’ll reconvene as a group to share stories of what’s been observed. Wild Haven has multiple benches, but feel free to bring a portable chair if you want to pick your own spot to sit.

Please note: Wild Haven does not have water, but the new outhouse is open for business!

Location:  Google map to Wild Haven.

Led by Eric and Joanna Reuter: cherthollow@gmail.com; 574-474-0989 (before event) or 573-529-2893 (day of event).