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Birding trip to Brinton Timber

Sep 09, 2013

Jefferson County Naturalist Therese Cummiskey is planning a birding trip to Brinton Timber in Washington County.

The trip is planned for Saturday, but participants who want to ride in one of the park vehicles will need to preregister by calling 472-4421 or emailing therese@jeffersoncountyconservation.com. Participants who do not preregister can follow behind or meet at the site. The group will leave at 7:30 a.m. from Jefferson County Park and arrive at the site before 8 a.m.

Participants should be prepared for up to 2 miles of hiking up and down semi-rugged trails; good hiking shoes are required. Participants should bring a snack and water.

The trip is co-sponsored by Southeast Iowa Audubon and Jefferson County Conservation and will be led by Diane Porter of Fairfield.

Brinton Timber, Washington County Conservation’s largest preserve, is in a 1,000-acre timber tract along the Skunk River. Iowa Audubon lists Brinton Timer as an important bird area. Brinton Timber is northwest of Brighton. From Highway 78, take Fir Avenue north. Fir Avenue ends at Brinton Timber.

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