June 13, Bobolinks at Battle Creek Park, 2301 Lower Afton Rd., Maplewood, MN 55119
The first hour is an easy one-mile hike to and along the western edge of the grassland the community is trying to preserve. We hope to hear and see Bobolinks and Henslow’s Sparrows. The second hour is a moderate difficulty hike to the northeastern part of the grassland. One way to prep for this walk is to watch “From Bobolinks to Blue Jays – Bird at Battle Creek Park!” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9u0-p8roOas
DIRECTIONS Meet in the South Battle Creek parking lot, 2301 Lower Afton Rd, Maplewood. From McKnight Rd, turn east onto Lower Afton, drive 0.2 mile, turn left into the South Battle Creek Parking lot.
Venue website: https://www.ramseycounty.us/residents/parks-recreation/parks-trails/find-park/battle-creek-regional-park Warning: Battle Creek Park is quite large and this parking lot is not listed on the website.
INSTUCTIONS Bring water, insect repellant and field guide. Contact leader only if you need additional information.
DIFFICULTY Easy to moderate (see description above)
LEADER John Zakelj [email protected]