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.WEDNESDAYS IN THE WILD – Weekly programs on various natural history topics for adults and interested young people. Usually from 1-3 p.m. or 7-9 p.m. Sites Vary. For a complete description of these programs email Joan Mohr Samuels at firstname.lastname@example.org or pick up a schedule at Lilly Nature Center in Celery Bog Park. The latest issue of the Warbler can be found at the bottom of this post, as well as in the newsletters section at the top of the website.
June 1 – July 31 – Summer Breeding Bird Count Starts. Done by county boundaries, this covers all 92 of Indiana’s Counties. Locally we are collecting data of bird sightings and nesting indications for Tippecanoe County (send to Barny Dunning, p.7) and Warren County (send to Susan Ulrich, p.7). For other counties sent it directly to the Indiana Audubon Society (go to www.indianaaudubon.org for details).
Saturday, June 13 – Bird Ramble at Prophetstown. Grassland nesting species such as the Henslow’s Sparrow should be back on territory while some migrants may still be lingering. Meet at the eastern parking area with the basketball standards at 6:30 a.m. Birds seen will be included in the Tippecanoe Summer Bird Count.
Saturday, July 11 – River Fest a celebration of Indiana’s and Tippecanoe County’s greatest natural resource, the Wabash River. Tapawingo Park, WL from 10 a.m.—5 p.m. SAS will have a booth along with numerous other groups. Free and family friendly, with pony rides, balloon art, 5K Run/Walk, a Kid’s Parade, voyager canoe races and more! If you can help at SAS’s booth we can use the company, or just stop by to say “hi”. Go to: www.wabashriverfest.com.
Saturday, July 18 – Tippecanoe Butterfly Count. A project of the Purdue Entomology Department for beginners and experts at Evonics wildlife habitat area in Lafayette. There is a training session first, then groups go out in the field and report back to tally up the various species they’ve seen. For more information call the Purdue Entomology Department.
Friday, July 31 – Last Day to add Summer Bird Sightings. Tally up and send your results in to the local compilers. see p. 1 or June 1st entry above. Send date from other counties to the Indiana Audubon Society.
Thursday, September 3 (and future Thursday mornings) – Early Bird Hikes start September 4th and are held weekly. Meet at Celery Bog’s gravel parking lot at 8 a.m. These are held every Thursday morning until the migration season ends (or people stop showing up!). For more information call or email Barny Dunning, see p.7.
Thursday, September 10 – SAS Invitational Program: Bring your own 1-10 minute mini-program to share. Vacation pictures, back yard shots, birds, plants, whatever. 7:15 p.m. Lilly Nature Center. Free parking. Our yearly carry-in dinner is at 6 p.m. before the meeting. Bring a dish to share. SAS supplies beverages, cups, plates, utensils, & napkins . If you forget to make or buy something, come for dinner anyway. There’s always plenty of good food. See p.1.
Saturday, September 15 – Honeysuckle Workday at Ross Hills Park. Meet at Ross Hills Park at 9:30 a.m. Ends at noon. Tools and gloves available or bring your own (note: people with chainsaws are very useful!). Rain date Sunday from 1:30-4 p.m.