LATER START! Schenck Forest Birding (10-NOON)

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://ncbirdingtrail.org/sites/2012/8/1/schenck-forest.html

and

http://cnr.ncsu.edu/fer/about/schenck_forest.php

and

http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L654314  (this shows what birds have been recorded at this property)

Location:

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.

My number is[masked] if you cannot find us. - Lynn Erla Beegle



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  • edward i.

    Thanks again to Erla for setting up this outing. I posted some pics - the photo quality is not that great, but they document some of the birds out there.

    March 9, 2014

  • David M.

    Enjoyed the walk. Nice group.Saw some good birds and ducks. I got some decent photos I think. Overall a very good morning.

    March 8, 2014

  • Carol

    Wish I could be there but I have a early volunteer work day at the NCMA Park.

    March 7, 2014

    • Erla

      Hurray for Volunteers! Have a great time at the workshop.

      March 8, 2014

  • Regina

    The weather has been bad. Is the group still going ?

    March 7, 2014

    • Erla

      Hi Regina, as you can see we postponed the walk but did not cancel it.

      March 8, 2014

  • Cindy R.

    I can't go later I have to work at 10am. Booo

    March 7, 2014

    • Erla

      Sorry about that. I cannot go on Sunday as I have a lunch with relatives and I need to work on my lesson plans.

      March 8, 2014

  • Erla

    Hi everyone! For safety's sake, I decided to postpone the walk by two hours. I sent out an email at 6 p.m. Friday to everyone who RSVP'd. Remember, if it is icy or raining in the morning, you need to check back here for any updates. See you at 10 a.,m.

    March 8, 2014

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