NTOS Field Trip – October 16th – Bells Bend

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Join NTOS as we explore the overgrown fields and forest edges of Bells Bend Park in northern Davison County.

Bells Bend is a premier location for sparrows, and by mid-October, we should encounter several species as they are either migrating through or returning to spend the winter. Last fall/winter, the park was host to Vesper, Nelson’s, and LeConte’s Sparrows, among the more common sparrow species, so we will cross our fingers that we can scrounge up another goodie. We’ll also search for any lingering neotropical migrants. The morning will consist of a leisurely hike along the mowed paths as we start at the Outdoor Center, then make a loop around several of the large overgrown fields, and then back to the center. We will meet at 7:00 a.m. and we should be done by lunchtime. Please note that the grass can be quite wet from the morning dew, so wear appropriate footwear. (Contact information: ms722@bellsouth.net. Please include “NTOS Field Trip” in the subject line.)