|50 Plus Squaw Creek Birdwatching Trip Offered on Nov. 17|
A day-long birdwatching trip to the Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge in northwestern Missouri is being offered for ages 50 and older in mid-November. The trip will take place on Friday, Nov. 17, beginning at 8 a.m. The trip will depart from the north side of Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch Road, Merriam, and return around 4 p.m.
This 7,300-acre refuge is located within the Missouri River floodplain and is a resting, feeding, and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife. Participants will enjoy a tour of the refuge by motor coach led by a Johnson County Park and Recreation District ranger. Wildlife such as white-tailed deer, beavers, and turkeys have been observed in past years. 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 "birdwatching" 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 cost for this eight-hour trip is $39 per person. Preregistration is required.
The JCPRD's ACTIVITIES catalog, with information and a registration form, is available for pick-up at all Johnson County Library branches. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359 VOICE or (913) 831-3342 TDD. To register online and for updated program listings, see the District's website at www.jcprd.com