Upcoming Field Trips
Beyond the Back Yard: Pioneer's Park and Nine-Mile Prairie
by Esa Jarvi, Field Trip Leader
A weekend of tallgrass prairie exploration at the edge of Lincoln will offer two opportunities to see what birds might be calling the prairie home as the season transitions. As in the previous two November outings, we will be birding close to home, and you will not need a park sticker. Bring binoculars if you have them. We will also have a few pairs of binoculars to lend. If you have questions call Esa at 402-440-6357. Both events are free and open to the public.
Saturday, November 11 - 9:00 a.m.
Meet at the parking lot of Pioneer's Park Nature Center which is located southwest of West Van Dorn and South Coddington streets. We'll look for sparrows on our walk as well as blackbirds and waterfowl that could be present. Our route will follow maintained trails but if there's rain prior, some areas could be damp.
Sunday, November 12 - 10:00 a.m.
Meet at the gravel parking lot for Nine-Mile Prairie located at the west end of West Fletcher Avenue which runs west from NW 48th Street. This second prairie outing will give us another chance to search for grassland residents and sparrows along the woodland edges. The prairie has trails and we will try to avoid wet spots if there are any. There are no facilities on the prairie; however, a gas station is nearby off NW 48th Street.