Second birding hike of the season May 30

The second birding hike of this season to be co-sponsored by the Ferryville Tourism Council and the Mississippi Valley Conservancy (MVC) will be held Saturday, May 30.  This is another in the MVC’s “Linked to the Land” series and is sponsored by the Mayo Health System-Franciscan Healthcare of La Crosse, WI.
The meeting place will be the Ferryville Village Hall at the south end of town  along Hwy. 35 at 7:30 a.m. for sign-in, directions, handouts and treats. Hikers will carpool to the trailhead in De Soto, WI for a hike at the newly named Cardinal Bluff Area. Expert guides will help identify birds that are both native to the area as well as some that are summer visitors.  
The hike at Cardinal Bluff will include a short, steep climb to the ridge top where the fabulous view of the Mississippi River is breathtaking. Many birds call this area home and it is also an area for nesting and rearing their young. A list of the birds of the area is available for download on the website www.visitferryville.com.
Directions to Cardinal Bluff for those who decide not to meet at the Village Halle: Follow Hwy. 35 to De Soto, turn east on Hwy. 82, turn right onto Mill Park Drive, turn left on Cheney Street and look for the Mississippi Valley Conservancy sign. Limited parking is available.  Hikers will be meeting there at 8 a.m.
This will be a family friendly hike, and birders of all skill levels are welcome. For more information, call Joanne White 608-734-9018 or “like” the Facebook page: facebook.com/ferryvillewi.
 

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