Audubon visits state park in PA

Blackbrook Audubon will catch up with former field trip coordinator Jim McConnor when he leads the hike at Presque Isle State Park in Erie, PA 9:00 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 15.

Presque Isle is an ideal location for fall waterfowl and any other late migrants along the shores of Lake Erie. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP via email at blackbrookaud@aol.com or to message Blackbrook Audubon Society’s Facebook page.

The meeting location will be given to everyone who has contacted Blackbrook as field trips generally begin where public restrooms are available.

Participants should bring binoculars and a spotting scope as these can not be shared outside one’s household. Groups on field trips try to maintain distance, but masks are necessary when birders who have spotted a bird are in close proximity to those they are helping to find one.

Presque Isle State Park is a 3,200-acre sandy peninsula that arches into Lake Erie. The road system within the park forms a loop about 13 miles long. It can be reached by PA-832 north from I-90, about a 1½ hour drive from Lake County.