Spring Migration Day Hike ...

The annual Spring Migration Day Hike at Sugar Creek Bluff Natural Area will be held Saturday, May 8 at 8 a.m. This is the first of the “Linked to the Land” hikes sponsored by the Mississippi Valley Conservancy and hosted by the Ferryville Tourism Council as well. Several changes are needed this year for everyone’s safety. First of all, the hike is limited to 36 participants. Registration is required and can be done at www.mississippivalleyconservancy.org. Masks are also required for the safety of everyone. The group will meet at the trailhead, not at the Ferryville Village Hall as in years past.

This hike celebrates the spring migration of a number of neotropical birds that either pass through the local area or stop and nest in the local area for the summer. Many warblers, orioles, grosbeaks and other spring migrants have been observed on this hike.  Spring wildflowers will also be seen. There will be six expert birding guides so small groups can move quietly through the woods to listen and observe.

For those who are unable to join in this hike, Sugar Creek Bluff Natural Area is available for hiking each day. Maps are available on the Mississippi Valley Conservancy website, www.mississippivalleyconservancy.org. Submitted photo.

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