|Squaw Creek Fall Birdwatching Trip Offered on Nov. 11|
Almost as regular as the bird migrations its participants seek to observe is the offering each November of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District's fall birdwatching trip to the Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge.
This year's day-long trip will take place on Saturday, Nov. 11. When wetland 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. This year, officials anticipate that a continental population of over 6 million birds should make this a great year for Snow Geese migration. Search for the keywords "birding trip" to find this program in the JCPRD's Activities Catalog and online listings.
Lunch will take place at Camp Rulo, Neb., famous for fried catfish and other entrees. Participants must provide their own meal expenses and should bring 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 $29 per person and includes van transportation. Preregistration is required.
For more information call 438-7275 ext. 360. To register, call 831-3359 VOICE, or 831-3342 TDD.