Woodcock Walk at Hickory Creek Preserve
Photo courtesy of Joel Craig
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As the sun sets, the male woodcock makes his way to the edge of a field and prepares for his extraordinary courtship performance. Normally timid and elusive, the woodcock is readily observed during the early spring breeding season when he leaves the safety and cover of the forest to attract a mate. Spend the first part of the evening discovering just how amazing this bird is, then hike to watch the courtship flight of the male.
No registration is required.
*** Note: There also is a Woodcock Walk at Plum Creek Nature Center.***
The hike is approximately 1 mile on both paved and natural surface trails over uneven terrain. Be sure to dress for the weather.
Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this workday should mention their request when registering, or submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the workday.
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