Field Trip to Rodman Preserve September 23

Please join us for our first field trip of the year  hosted by Redbud Audubon and Lake County Land Trust on Saturday, September 23 at the Rodman Preserve, 6350 Westlake Rd. off of the Nice Lucerne Cutoff. The preserve features Oak and wetland habitats and this interesting outing usually includes species that inhabit the wetlands along Rodman Slough including herons and migratory waterfowl.

There is also other interesting wildlife and many songbirds including flycatchers, woodpeckers, sparrows and blue birds. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring water, binoculars and a lunch if you would like to enjoy lunch on the Rodman Preserve nature center porch. The walk is approximately one and one-half miles on mostly level terrain with some short uphill areas. Please do not confuse the Rodman Preserve with the County’s Rodman Slough Park.

The preserve is on Westlake Dr. which is a left turn after you have exited onto the Nice Lucerne Cutoff. If you go as far as the bridge crossing Rodman Slough you have missed it. The County Park is at the bridge; the Preserve is on Westlake Dr.