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Woodcock Sky Dance – Rush City Area

May 10 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

- FREE

Woodcock Sky Dance

Rush City Area

Tuesday, May 10, 8:15 PM – 9:30 pm on site

Bad Weather Backup Wednesday, May 11, 8:00-9:30 PM

The American Woodcock song and sky dance are more than remarkably entertaining. American Woodcock both breed and migrate through this peaceful, prime habitat in the St. Croix River Valley. It is an incredible woodland shorebird with unique adaptations for seeing, feeding, and courting. They pay little attention to bird watchers as courting males spiral high, then come down, twittering, to land in nearly the same takeoff place. Viewers normally have had their choice of several pair to approach for closer observation of the Sky Dancers in this easily accessible area. (Of course, there are no guarantees, wild birds being what they are even when so single-minded.) We will discuss the unique qualities of these birds, and what makes this place so special for both resident and migrant populations. Sunset at 8:31 PM.

Special Instructions    Wear boots or shoes that can get wet; bring an extra jacket for cooling temps. No facilities. We will all leave together.

REGISTRATION    Call to sign-up, 651-246-9754

BAD WEATHER    Cancellation would occur only with prediction on day before of the high probability of extended strong thunder with lightning storms. Give Chase your name, cell phone, and email address by May 6 to be notified on May 10 of cancellation.

Directions     Drive time from the northern junction of 35W/35E to the site is 40 minutes at the speed limit. Drive north on I-35 to exit 159 for Rush City. Turn right (east) onto 4th Street/MN 361. Travel through Rush City to the only stop sign, turn left (north) onto Bremer, which soon becomes Forest Blvd. Travel 2.25 mi., then turn right (east) onto 530th street aka Cty. 361, drive 3 mi. on Cty. 361 to road park at the meeting place.

DIFFICULTY     Short easy walk

Leaders   Chase Davies  651-246-9754   [email protected] and Ed Davies

Details

Date:
May 10
Time:
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost:
FREE
Event Categories:
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Venue

Rush City
Cty Rd 361
Rush City, MN 55069 United States
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Details

Date:
May 10
Time:
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost:
FREE
Event Categories:
,

Venue

Rush City
Cty Rd 361
Rush City, MN 55069 United States
+ Google Map