Field Trips in the time of Covid-19

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 Protocols for Spring, 2021 Field trips:

ENSBC members only.

Numbers will be limited, determined by the location and the trip leaders.

Tight-fitting masks are required.

Carpooling only with family members.

Social distancing required at the judgment of the leaders.

All instructions and trip limits will be determined by the trip leaders.

Bring your own scope if you want to use one.

Trips may be added. Please check our website at ENSBC.org for adjustments to the schedule.

 

Important Notes: 

    There is no requirement for registration for the Sunday morning Gillson Park bird walks.

    Bird walks have room unless noted as FULL on this website.

 

Register for all field trips with

 Libby Hill

libbyhill@comcast.net

 

 

 

 

 

Gillson Park

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Sunday mornings at Gillson Park.  Sponsored by our partner Go Green Wilmette, Meet at 8 a.m.at the beach by the dog park. Parking is available for non-residents of Wilmette through May. For more information, contact kglennemeier@gmail.com 

Pre-Registration Not Necessary.

Montrose!

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Tuesday mornings at Montrose.  Meet at 8:00 a.m. at handicapped parking. Leader: Wayne Svoboda. 

Perkins Woods

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Thursday mornings in Perkins Woods.  Look for warblers and other migrants (and also a great display of spring wildflowers. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the corner of Ewing Ave. and Grant St. Park along Ewing Ave.  Leader: John Bates and/or Josh Engel.

Skokie Lagoons

Friday, May 7, 2021

Friday mornings at Skokie Lagoons.  These Friday trips pack a great list of warbler species during spring migration. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at Erickson Woods Forest Preserve parking lot. Turn north into the parking lot from Willow Rd. just east of the Edens Expressway. Leader:  Lynne Carpenter.

Gillson Park

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Sunday mornings at Gillson Park.  Sponsored by our partner Go Green Wilmette, Meet at 8 a.m.at the beach by the dog park. Parking is available for non-residents of Wilmette through May. For more information, contact kglennemeier@gmail.com

Pre-registration Not Necessary.

The Grove

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Wednesday morning at The Grove. Look for migrants.  Meet at the Grove at 8 a.m. Participants should plan to stay afterward, if they can, to see the exhibits at the newly-renovated Interpretive Center. Leader: Nancy Halliday.. 

Perkins Woods

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Thursday mornings in Perkins Woods.  Look for warblers and other migrants (and also a great display of spring wildflowers. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the corner of Ewing Ave. and Grant St. Park along Ewing Ave.  Leader: John Bates and/or Josh Engel.

Skokie Lagoons

Friday, May 14, 2021

Friday mornings at Skokie Lagoons.  These Friday trips pack a great list of warbler species during spring migration. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at Erickson Woods Forest Preserve parking lot. Turn north into the parking lot from Willow Rd. just east of the Edens Expressway. Leader:  Lynne Carpenter.

Northwestern University Campus

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Saturday mornings at Northwestern University. This area is a stopover for migrants of all kinds heading north in spring.  Meet at 8:30 a. m. Park on the lake side of the upper deck of the south parking lot off of Sheridan Rd. and Clark St., north of Clark St. beach, at 8:30 a.m.  Leaders: Libby Hill, and TBA. Watch for possible date changes.

Gillson Park

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Sunday mornings at Gillson Park.  Sponsored by our partner Go Green Wilmette, Meet at 8 a.m.at the beach by the dog park. Parking is available for non-residents of Wilmette through May. For more information, contact kglennemeier@gmail.com

Pre-registration Not Necessary.

Montrose!

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Tuesday mornings at Montrose.  Meet at 8:00 a.m. at handicapped parking. Leader: Wayne Svoboda. 

Perkins Woods

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Thursday mornings in Perkins Woods.  Look for warblers and other migrants (and also a great display of spring wildflowers. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the corner of Ewing Ave. and Grant St. Park along Ewing Ave.  Leader: John Bates and/or Josh Engel.

Skokie Lagoons

Friday, May 21, 2021

Friday mornings at Skokie Lagoons.  These Friday trips pack a great list of warbler species during spring migration. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at Erickson Woods Forest Preserve parking lot. Turn north into the parking lot from Willow Rd. just east of the Edens Expressway. Leader:  Lynne Carpenter.

Northwestern University Campus

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Saturday mornings at Northwestern University. This area is a stopover for migrants of all kinds heading north in spring.  Meet at 8:30 a. m. Park on the lake side of the upper deck of the south parking lot off of Sheridan Rd. and Clark St., north of Clark St. beach, at 8:30 a.m.  Leaders: Libby Hill, and TBA. Watch for possible date changes.

Gillson Park

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Sunday mornings at Gillson Park.  Sponsored by our partner Go Green Wilmette, Meet at 8 a.m.at the beach by the dog park. Parking is available for non-residents of Wilmette through May. For more information, contact kglennemeier@gmail.com

Pre-registration Not Necessary.

Perkins Woods

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Thursday mornings in Perkins Woods.  Look for warblers and other migrants (and also a great display of spring wildflowers. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the corner of Ewing Ave. and Grant St. Park along Ewing Ave.  Leader: John Bates and/or Josh Engel.

Skokie Lagoons

Friday, May 28, 2021

Friday mornings at Skokie Lagoons.  These Friday trips pack a great list of warbler species during spring migration. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at Erickson Woods Forest Preserve parking lot. Turn north into the parking lot from Willow Rd. just east of the Edens Expressway. Leader:  Lynne Carpenter.

Gillson Park

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Sunday mornings at Gillson Park.  Sponsored by our partner Go Green Wilmette, Meet at 8 a.m.at the beach by the dog park. Parking is available for non-residents of Wilmette through May. For more information, contact kglennemeier@gmail.com

Pre-registration Not Necessary.

Plum Creek Forest Preserve

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Plum Creek Forest Preserve.  Directions: We will meet at 7:30 in the main forest preserve parking lot, on the east side of Burnham Avenue, south of Sauk Trail.  Return to Evanston by 12:30, or stop for lunch on the way home.  Plum Creek FP is about an hour south of Evanston, via Rte 94/394/Sauk Trail. Detailed directions will be provided before the trip. 

 Limit 6-8 participants.  Leader:  Josh Engel.