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4/20/13 Hand Bird Feeding @ Kensington

April 15, 2013

KensingtonWe will be doing what is becoming an annual Hike around Wildwing lake at Kensington Metro Park Nature Trails, this Saturday, 4/20/13 at 12 Noon. We will be meeting at the Nature Center where the Trail begins and ends.

There is alot to see and do along this 2 mile Trail. near the beginning of the Trail, in the woods on the western side of the Lake, hides the infamous White Squirrel. He has been spotted a number of times there. We hope to get some pictures of this guys on our Hike.

As we move down the Trail, there are a number of stops where Hand feeding the local BirdsKensingtonNature have become an easy thing, and something you will not soon forget. There is something very unique and special in hand feeding wild birds out on the Trails. The Nature Center sells seeds for this purpose, and we will have some on hand for the Hikers. Peanut halves, black oiler sunflower and safflower are commonly used. The black oiler sunflower seeds and peanut halves are winners with the birds.

As we make our way around the Lake we will come across the Osprey Hacking Tower and Fishing/Nesting platforms in the Lake. The Ospreys have just started to return to the area from their wintering grounds.

Further up the Trails and we will see the Heron Island. With approximately 10 nests, these Great Blue Herons have found a safe home on this small island out in the Lake. Herons started returning to S.E.Michigan in March, so most of the nests should have mating pairs of Herons sitting on nests.

Come on out and join us for this Bird packed Hike at Kensington. It is always a great time Hand Feeding wild birds and there is so much more to see and do as well. Hope to see you all there on Saturday. Everyone is welcome to join in. 🙂

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