Spring Migration Day Hike to be held in Ferryville

Spring has arrived and so have the summer feathered visitors -  our spring migratory birds. The  Ferryville Tourism Council and the Mississippi Valley Conservancy are co-sponsoring the second annual Spring Migration Day Hike at Sugar Creek Bluff in Ferryville Saturday, May 9. Mayo Health Systems is the corporate sponsor of this “Linked to the Land” hike. Expert guides will be leading the groups and listening for the cheerful birdsong in the woods. This is a fairly level walk and is family friendly.
Hikers should plan to meet at the Ferryville Village Hall (south end of town along Hwy. 35) at 7:30 a.m. for handouts, treats, coffee and water. The group will then carpool to the trailhead on Big Buck Creek Road for the 8-10 a.m. hike.
Handouts available with maps of areas for birding plus a bird list specific to the Ferryville area that has been developed by Martin Murphy. Birders of all levels from beginner to expert are welcome. Spring flowers will be blooming and the trees will be budding.
At the conclusion of the hike, participants will be invited to return to the Ferryville Village Hall for a showing of the award-winning 25-minute film, “Mysteries of the Driftless.”  This documentary was filmed in Crawford, Vernon, and Grant Counties in Wisconsin, as well as areas of southeast Minnesota and northeast Iowa. The film’s four producers, Tim Jacobson, George Howe, Rob Nelson and Dan Bertalan, were awarded an Emmy in late 2014 for their work on the film. Those unable to join the hike are welcome to meet  at the Village Hall at 10:30 a.m. to view this film.
For more information, go to the Ferryville website, www.visitferryville.com, at facebook.com/ferryvillewi, or contact Joanne White at 608-734-9018.

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