Guided morning bird hikes continue in coming year with Jan. 12 hike

A rotating schedule of bird hikes throughout Washington County Parks will continue in 2019, with a hike 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Lake Elmo Park Reserve.
Additional hikes planned for 2019 are Feb. 9 at Pine Point Regional Park and March 9 at Big Marine Park Reserve.
Learn to identify the birds that call the St. Croix Valley home and contribute to citizen science data collection by completing bird count surveys with the guide. The surveys collected will assist the county’s Natural Resources team and related work in conjunction with the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Fund grant. 
This is a one-hour guided hike; meet in the Nordic Center foyer.
For Washington County park locations, see Under park locations, find a county map with park contact information; search “guided bird hikes” on the county website for more information.
The hike will traverse turf, gravel, and paved trail depending on trail conditions. Participants should bring binoculars and dress for hiking and the weather. This program is free with a parks vehicle permit ($7/daily or $30/annually), and is open to people of all ages and abilities. ADA accommodations can be made as needed. All minors must be accompanied by an adult.
For questions, call 651-430-8370 or email at
For more Washington County Parks programs and events, see .
Follow Washington County Parks on social media at @WashCountyParks.

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