NTOS Beaman Park Field Trip

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By mid-April, many neotropical migrants will be arriving back in Middle Tennessee; some will stay to breed, while others will continue their northward journey to more northern latitudes.  Come join us as we explore the steeply forested hillsides and creek bottoms in search of these new arrivals.  Louisiana Waterthrushes should be setting up shop, along with Yellow-throated Warbler and Northern Parula.  It’s also the best spot in the county to find Worm-eating Warbler.  In addition, we can also expect to find other migrating warblers, thrushes, and tanagers, along with some lingering winter visitors.  An added bonus is the spring wildflower display, and if conditions are right, lots of newly emerged spring butterflies should be on the wing as well.  We will meet at 7:00 am at the Creekside trailhead parking lot located off of Little Marrowbone Rd.  Please wear sturdy footwear as the trails can be muddy, especially after it rains.  Parts of the hike involve some relatively steep ascents/descents as we work our way up and over the ridge, but we will take our time, looking and listening for birds along the way.  For additional information, please email ms722@bellsouth.net with the subject “Beaman Park NTOS Field Trip”.