Wendtwood • June 3, 2006
|Species and trip report||Photos courtesy of Dave Lewis|
Great Blue Heron
Indigo Bunting Bobolink
Over 50 people came together to hike property Dr Wendt is putting into a joint conservation easement with Firelands Land Conservancy chapter of the Western Reserve Land Conservancy and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.
This joint field trip brought together Western Cuyahoga Audubon birders and FLC chapter of WRLC preservationist to celebrate the conservation of Dr Wendt's 272 acres along the west branch of the Rocky River.
After our introductions Dr Wendt took us to see the Trumpeter Swans he has help raise for 20 years with the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo's release program. This year raccoons got the 5 eggs laid by the banded female. The next bird we saw was a beautiful male Bobolink. Many plants, frogs, salamanders, and of course the above listed birds were found through out our hike. I think it's safe to say new friends were made and a good time was had by all.
Widow Skimmer Dragonfly?
Barn Swallow Nestlings
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (female)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak in flight (male)