Upcoming Field Trips
Searching the Cedars at Branched Oak Lake SRA
Sunday, February 11, 1:00 p.m.
On a jaunt to Branched Oak Lake north of Lincoln, we'll hike both cedar and deciduous areas to see if we can detect some of the birds utilizing those trees. Cedars can occasionally host large numbers of robins, yellow-rumped warblers, golden-crowned kinglets, fox sparrows at seedy edges and openings, and of course cedar waxwings. We'll also check the lake for bald eagles and waterfowl that could potentially be present in substantial numbers depending on the amount of ice remaining on the lake. We'll meet at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, February 11, at Branched Oak Lake State Recreation Area in the parking lot at the south end of the dam which is located just north of the intersection of W. Raymond and N.W. Crounse Roads. Anyone preferring to caravan from Lincoln can meet at 12:30 p.m. on the south side of the Capitol at 15th and H Streets across from the governor's mansion. A vehicle entry permit is required and is available for a daily fee of $6 per car. The public is welcome. If you have questions call John at 402-475-7275.