Birders can choose to hike the final Sunday of the 86th Annual Spring Bird Walk Series or perch themselves at Blackbrook Audubon’s version of a “big sit” Sunday, May 19th. Participants should bring mugs, chairs, binoculars, and snacks to share for this passive style of birding at 8:30 a.m. Blackbrook will provide coffee and beverages. Meet at the far eastern side of the parking lot, row P-1, near the Headlands Dunes State Nature Preserve. This migrant hotspot is reached by entering Headlands Beach State Park, which is at the northern end of Rt. 44 or Heisley Road. The entrance to the new handicapped-accessible boardwalk leading to the beach is near the gathering spot for the Big Sit. The restrooms at the park are also nearby.
During the Big Sit, Blackbrook will have the drawing for its ticket raffle of a 15″x19″ quilted wall hanging depicting a Red Oak at Gully Brook Park in Willoughby. Proceeds from the raffle will help purchase Audubon Adventures, a publication for third – fifth grade students in Geauga and Lake Counties. Blackbrook provides these conservation periodicals to students in the Nature Scopes program at Geauga Park District and at Mentor Marsh. For more information, email email@example.com or visit Blackbrook Audubon Society.
Blackbrook Audubon started as the Blackbrook Bird Club and has been leading walks in this area since the 1940’s. Now Blackbrook is the local chapter of National Audubon Society covering Ashtabula, Geauga and Lake Counties. Follow Blackbrook Audubon Society on Facebook. “