Allardale Field trip September 7, 2008

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Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society

Field Trip to Allardale County Park (Medina County)

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Trip Leader: Dan Bertsch

In an on-and-off rain 18 birders enjoyed the rolling hills of Allardale, a former dairy farm, just south of Cleveland Metroparks Hinckley Reservation. Located at the headwaters of the Rocky River, it includes an area managed as habitat for bobolinks. Stan Allard planted about one hundred thousand trees on the property beginning in the 1930s. Naturalist Dan Bertsch pointed out the rich variety of trees and other plants, as well as evidence of coyotes and bats. A picnic at Whipps Ledges completed the day.

Canada Goose
Turkey Vulture
Red-shouldered Hawk
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-Bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood Pewee
Eastern Phoebe
Red-eyed vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Eastern Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
American Goldfinch 

27 species



Happy Allardale birders Mary Anne Romito

Milkweed Tussock Moth caterpillar
Mary Anne Romito

Special visit to the Allard barn
Mary Anne Romito

Red-eyed Vireo Dave Lewis

Bull Frog Dave Lewis

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