Hi everyone, Here is the information for the May Field trip!
May 25 - Fort Campbell - This trip will be limited to 12 participants who will
be chosen on a first-come, first-serve basis with a preference given to those
who have never been there before. The background check has been waved. To
participate, send an email message to tarcila@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
<mailto:tarcila@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> The email deadline is Tuesday, May 21st, 6PM.
We will meet at the Fort Campbell Hunting and Fishing Program parking lot
(corner of Lafayette Rd. & 101st Airborne Division Rd) at 7:30 am. Driving on
Lafayette Rd. towards the intersection of 101st Airborne Division Rd., turn
right at the light and the parking lot on the right will be our meeting spot.
Fort Campbell is a 106,000-acre training area for the 101st Airborne Division
located on the Tennessee/Kentucky state line. It contains a diversity of
habitats, but is known for its unique native grasslands or "barrens" maintained
by prescribed burning and military training. These fields provide habitat for
rare and declining grassland and shrub birds like Northern Bobwhite, Bell’s
Vireo, Dickcissel, Grasshopper Sparrow, Henslow's Sparrow, and Bachman's
Sparrow. We will mainly bird from gravel roads, but be prepared to walk a short
distance into the grasslands (boots, jeans).
Spotting scopes are ok to bring, but no photographs are allowed on the
installation. You will probably want to bring water, snacks, sunscreen, and
tick repellant. We will wrap up around mid-day.
Thanks to Edwin Moss for getting the okay and working out the plans to do this