Blackbrook Audubon invites birders of all levels to explore Sandy Ridge Reservation Saturday, April 13th. This 20-year-old park is a wetland oasis surrounded by subdivisions, a community college to the west and a farm to the east. The flat trail passes through a Pin Oak and Red Maple-dominated forest and opens to a dike-enclosed marsh and scrub/shrub wetlands. The variety of habitats shelters songbirds, waterfowl, egrets, herons, shore birds and a Bald Eagle nest.
Meet at the Johnson Wetland Center at 6195 Otten Rd., North Ridgeville, 44039 at 8:00 a.m. Indoor restrooms are available. Participants will travel to nearby birding hot spots as they are identified that day and have the option of gathering at a local restaurant for lunch.
For more information, email Pat Morse at [email protected] or visit http://www.metroparks.cc/sandy_ridge_reservation.php. Programs cancelled due to weather will be announced on the iAlert system on WKYC-TV 3, Newsradio WTAM 1100, as well as Blackbrook Audubon Society.
Blackbrook Audubon is the local chapter of National Audubon covering Ashtabula, Geauga and Lake counties. Follow Blackbrook Audubon Society on Facebook.
Pictured In Cover Photo: Snowy Egret, photo courtesy of the Blackbrook Audubon Society