AE21 Spring in Sandy Mush: A Field Trip

Thursday May 6

8:00 AM  –  11:30 AM


Spring in Sandy Mush: A Field Trip

FIELD* Thursday, May 6; 8 to 11:30 a.m.

Instructor: Aaron Steed

$55 Member | $65 Non-member

BRN Elective (3 hours)


The habitats of the Sandy Mush Gamelands vary from open areas to cove and riverine forests, and, as a result, attract quite a diversity of birds. It's a great spot to see open country birds from Northern Bobwhite and Blue Grosbeak to Field Sparrow, Prairie Warbler, and an assortment of raptors. Bring your binoculars to see the spring species that will make an appearance for us while exploring these varying habitats. Directions will be sent in advance for meeting arrangements. Come dressed appropriately for weather.

*Participants must adhere to all safety guidelines in the reminder email sent prior to class. Please add to your contacts to ensure our emails do not end up in your spam folder. Masks should be worn out of consideration for all class participants. We ask that participants try to keep a distance of at least 6' between others as much as possible.


Aaron Steed has been interested in birds and natural history his entire life. Originally from Wilmington, N.C., Aaron holds a B.S. in General Biology from the University of North Carolina at Asheville and has worked numerous ornithological field positions in North Carolina, Texas, Kansas, California and Arizona, focusing primarily on endangered or imperiled species (such as the Black-capped Vireo and Lesser Prairie-Chicken). He currently leads classes in the field and online for Ventures Birding Tours and for the Arboretum.


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