Warbler, wildflower hikes set; Young Birders Club meeting
The Jefferson County Conservation Board is planning a warbler hike Saturday morning at the Lacey-Keosauqua State Park.
According to Jefferson County Naturalist Therese Cummiskey, the first two weeks in May are peak migration time for warblers, and Ely Ford in Lacey-Keosauqua State Park is one of the best warbler birding sites in southeast Iowa.
Participants will meet at 7 a.m. at Ely Ford in the park. The program is free.
The Young Birders Club will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday at Ely Ford for a hike along the creek to find a variety of spring birds. Youth ages 8-18 are welcome, but 11 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
A Mother’s Day wildflower hike focusing on the natural history of spring wildflowers is set to start at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Jefferson County Park Nature Center.