NTOS February Field Trip to Robertson County

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Come join us as we explore the beautiful pastoral landscape of Robertson County in search of the special wintering birds that are found in this unique habitat.  There are thousands of acres of rolling farmland home to Horned Larks and Eastern Meadowlarks year around which are joined in the winter by American Pipits, Lapland Longspurs, numerous sparrows (including White-crowned, Savannah, and occasionally Vesper), Loggerhead Shrikes, and Merlin.  We will explore several quiet, infrequently traveled farm roads by car looking for these species. We will also pass several farm ponds and small lakes where we’ll be sure to look for wintering waterfowl.  We will meet at 7:30 a.m. at the Sudden Service gas station/Dunkin’ Doughnuts at Exit 24 (Pleasant View/Springfield) on I-24 where we will join our expert trip leader, Tony Lance. The outing should finish around mid-day, so be sure to bring a snack and water and dress warmly. Some may want to meet in Nashville in the lower parking lot of the Adventure Science Center to carpool to the field trip site. If this is your choice, please leave no later than 7:00 a.m. (Contact information: ms722@bellsouth.net. Please include “NTOS Field Trip” in the subject line.)