Join us for a morning of Bird watching in Cutler Marsh for June's Monthly Excursion with Stokes Nature Center!
We will be visiting the wide open vistas of Cutler Marsh, located in the heart of Cache Valley. This marsh is home to more than 150 species of birds, and in 2009, was recognized as one of the world’s most important bird habitats. This recognition came from Birdlife International and its US partner — the National Audubon Society.
We expect to see many waterfowl and shorebirds. We will be walking a 2.5 mile loop trail that starts and ends near Benson Marina (on 3000 North) and includes a foot bridge over the old railroad trestle to the south. Look for American Bittern, White-faced Ibis, Snowy Egret, Cattle Egret, Great Blue Heron, Northern Harrier, Common Yellowthroat, American White Pelican, and Sandhill Crane. Habitat includes freshwater marsh, open water, shoreline, wetland pasture and some riparian areas.
Date: Saturday, June 3rd
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Meet at 9:00 am, leave by 9:30 am and return by noon.
Location: Meet on the corner of W 200 N and Main St. We will be carpooling to Benson Marina. Look for the big, white Stokes Nature Center Van.
What to Bring: Dress for the weather, and bring layers (spring weather in Utah is unpredictable!). Pack a water bottle and snack. Wear comfortable clothes, and mud boots if you have them!
We will bring around 30 pairs of binoculars, bird watching field guides, and several pairs of boots as well, but no guarantee on a size match!
Please RSVP by emailing email@example.com
*Suggested Donation of $3