|Squaw Creek 50 Plus Birdwatching Trip offered on Nov. 20|
This year's day-long trip will take place on Friday, Nov. 20. It should be a great year for snow geese. When conditions are right, participants can expect to see thousands of geese and ducks at this resting and feeding sanctuary for waterfowl on their migratory journey south. But even in dryer years, the reserve is a great place to visit and observe other wildlife like deer, turkey, pheasants, and bald eagles.
Participants should bring a sack lunch as well as binoculars and a bird book.
The trip will depart from the north side of Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch Road, Merriam, at 8 a.m. and return around 4 p.m. The cost for this eight-hour trip is $45 per person and includes van transportation. Preregistration is required and can be accomplished by calling (913) 236-1246.
While the JCPRD's 50 Plus programs are primarily for people who are age 50 or older, interested parties who have not yet reached that magic age may still be able to attend. Persons 18 and older who are interested in a 50 Plus class are invited to call the District's Registration Department at (913) 831-3359, and if space is available without forfeiting the place of a person over 50, their registration can be taken.
The JCPRD's ACTIVITIES catalog, with information and a registration form, is available for pick-up at all Johnson County Library branches. To register online and for updated program listings, visit the District's website at www.jcprd.com.