DUE TO THE CURRENT FORECAST OF FREEZING TEMPS AND BLACK ICE ON SATURDAY MORNING, WE ARE GOING TO MEET AT 10 Am! (TWO HOUR DELAY) Join Wake Audubon Society at Carl Alwyn Schenck Memorial Forest on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at 10:00 a.m (NEW TIME). Schenck Forest is a 245-acre forest managed for timber production and wildlife habitat. Well-maintained roads and trails provide easy access to all portions of the property. Schenck Forest offers a variety of habitat (field, forest, edge, stream, pond, wetland). A small lake with flooded willows borders the northwest boundary of the forest and often attracts shorebirds, wading birds and wintering waterfowl. . We will walk through the property to Reedy Creek Road and the two ponds, then up the road back to our cars. Full travel is about 2 miles. There are no restrooms at Schenck Forest, but there should be a couple of porta-jons. Dogs and bicycles are not allowed on the property.
For more information visit:
http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L654314 (this shows what birds have been recorded at this property)
From the Beltline (I-440) or Wade Avenue, take Wade Avenue west to Blue Ridge Road. Turn right (north) on Blue Ridge Road. Drive 0.5 miles and turn left (west) on Reedy Creek Road. Continue along Reedy Creek Road and watch for the left-hand entrance to Schenck Forest 0.5 miles beyond the intersection of Edwards Mill Road. Park along the dirt road and meet at the gates for the main trail. Coordinates N 35d 48m 58s W 78d 43m 13s
Optional: After Schenck Forest, we may drive over to Prairie Ridge Ecological Station (the properties are separated by just one field and Edwards Mill Road.
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