Welcome to the latest issue of the Sycamore Warbler! Attached is a copy of the latest issue. Below you will find our scheduled activities you’re welcome to participate in. For information on Wednesdays in the Wild, see the newsletter. You may also email Joan Mohr Samuels at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information (or pick up a schedule at Lilly Nature Center in Celery Bog Park).
Wednesday, October 15 – 1-3pm Clegg Gardens Fall Color Hike. Outdoor pgm. CLEGG Gardens. Walk with Gus Nyberg (NICHES Executive Director) Clegg Memorial Garden is now the home for the NICHES Land Trust office.
Saturday, October 18. Annual Excursion to Lake Michigan Shore Birding Sites. By doing the day-long trip now (rather than in November), we hope to see a wider diversity of waterfowl, grebes, shorebirds and
perhaps a late jaeger. We will also stop at Jasper-Pulaski State Wildlife Management Area to see if any Sandhill Cranes have arrived. Meet at the Celery Bog gravel parking lot at 6 am to carpool to
the lakeshore. Wes Homoya (back from his recent escapades in Hawaii and Ecuador) and Ryan Sanderson will co-lead the trip.
Wednesday, Oct 22 – 7-9pm. Our Threatened Heritage: The Mounds Reservoir Proposal. Indoor program. Lilly Nature Center. Present by Kevin Tungesvick (Heart of the River Coalition).
Saturday, October 25. Green Week Honeysuckle Removal. At Ross Hills Park along the Wabash in Western Tippecanoe County. Held as one of Purdue’s Green Week projects, help is needed both to remove honeysuckle
and autumn olive as well as overseeing the students. Meet at the park entrance at 10 a.m.
Wednesday, October 29 – 1-3pm. Fall Waterfowl & More at Celery Bog. Bring binoculars! Indoor/outdoor program. Lilly Nature Center. Susan Ulrich (avid bird and naturalist, Sycamore Audubon Society).
Friday through Sunday, October 30 – November 2. Green Week Honeysuckle Removal. At Ross Hills Park along the Wabash in Western Tippecanoe County. Held as one of Purdue’s Green Week projects, help is needed both to remove honeysuckle and autumn olive as well as overseeing the students. Meet at the park entrance at 10 a.m.
Wednesday, November 5 – 7-9pm. Yellowstone: The Land of Fire, Ice, Water and Wildlife. Indoor program. Lilly Nature Center. Join Dan Shepardson (Purdue Professor of Earth, Atmosphere & Planetary Sciences) on a photographic tour.
Wednesday, November 12 – 1-3pm. Fall Foods: enjoy them now & learn how to preserve their for use in winter. Indoor program. Brier Environmental Educational Center. Lynn Layden, Master Gardener & enthusiastic cook.
Thursday, November 13. Program: to be announced. Lilly Nature Center, Celery Bog Park, West Lafayette. 7:15 p.m. Wes has been in Hawaii & Ecuador so is still juggling various possibilities. All sound good!
Sunday, November 16. Sandhill Crane Spectacle at Jasper-Pulaski (with maybe a Whooping Crane thrown in?). Meet at 3 pm at the gravel parking lot at Celery Bog to carpool.
Wednesday, November 19 1-3pm. Back from the Brink: Bird Restoration Success Stories. Indoor program. Lilly Nature Center. Dean Zimmerman, IDNR Wildlife Biologist.
Sunday, December 13. Lafayette Christmas Bird Count. Mark your calendar & participate. Ed Hopkins will be organizing our local participation in this national birding event, now 114 years old! More in the next Warbler.