Sunday, August 27, 8:00 AM t0 12:00 PM
Discover the fun of birding from a bicycle along a flat, paved trail along the Mississippi River, from Harriet Island and the Saint Paul Airport past the Pigs Eye Island SNA Heron Rookery to Kaposia Landing (2.6 miles one way), the Rock Island Swing Bridge (7.8 mi, one way), and also connecting to Dakota County trials that lead to Lilydale or Thompson Parks or Simon’s Ravine. all of which are prime birding locations for Ramsey and Dakota Counties. Landscape is mostly river side, with option to visit small urban woods, a ravine, and/or riverine wetlands.
DIRECTIONS We will start at either Harriet Island or the Saint Paul Airport (south side).
GEAR Bring bicycle, helmet, binoculars, sunscreen, snacks and water. Scope is optional, but could be useful for locating birds on Pigs Eye Island across the river. Leader will bring a scope and first aid kit.
REGISTRATION Required and limited to 8 participants. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Participants will be asked to sign a liability release form at the start of the trip.
DIFFICULTY Some side trails might have hills, but route is mostly river levee flat. Route to Swing Bridge might include a few blocks of on-street riding. As group will hear and see many birds, riding pace is relaxed. Birders and bicyclists of all levels, including newbies, are most welcome to join. See distance description above.
LEADER Sherry Gray email@example.com