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Audubon Field Trip, 11/9/14

2014/11/02

On Sunday, November 9, please join Audubon Miami Valley for a field trip to Germantown MetroPark. Located just 45 minutes from Oxford, Germantown is the most diverse and significant natural area managed by Five Rivers MetroParks. The park web site is at  http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Germantown/Home.aspx. The size, quality, and age of the woodlands are exceptional. Steep topography and varied moisture gradients make for a variety of forest types and microhabitats. Many species of plants and animals here are found nowhere else in Montgomery County. The park also contains large open grasslands, cedar glades, dry hillside prairies, all stages of natural succession, several ponds, and an exceptionally high quality stream, Twin Creek. The 1665-acre MetroPark is filled with spectacular ravines, towering trees, wildflowers, meadows, prairies, and excellent opportunities to observe wildlife.

 

Expert naturalist Sam Fitton will lead this outing. We will leave at 7:30 a.m. from the TJ Maxx parking lot (on Locust Street across from McDonald’s) and return to Oxford in the afternoon. For instructions on meeting the trip at the site, or for more information, send me an e-mail at  jmichael@amvohio.org. Participants should pack a lunch and bring binoculars if possible.

 

More information about AMV field trips is available at https://amvohio.org/field-trips/

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