Allardale Field trip September 7, 2008
Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society
Field Trip to Allardale County Park (Medina County)
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Trip Leader: Dan Bertsch
In an on-and-off rain 18 birders enjoyed the rolling hills of Allardale, a former dairy farm, just south of Cleveland Metroparks Hinckley Reservation. Located at the headwaters of the Rocky River, it includes an area managed as habitat for bobolinks. Stan Allard planted about one hundred thousand trees on the property beginning in the 1930s. Naturalist Dan Bertsch pointed out the rich variety of trees and other plants, as well as evidence of coyotes and bats. A picnic at Whipps Ledges completed the day.
Happy Allardale birders © Mary Anne Romito