Tryon Farm Spring Bird Hike!

TFI-birdTFI Spring Bird Hike
at Tryon Farm

Sat May 20 – 7am start
Free & Open to the public!

Tryon Farm
1500 Tryon Road
Michigan City, IN 46360

Interested in learning to bird?
Already an adept birder looking for a new unique location?
Or just looking for an excuse to get out and stretch your legs?

Tryon Farm with its open fields, meadows, ephemeral wetlands, wet woods, and emergent vegetation is a spectacular place to view birds!

Birding isn’t a fast sport — it’s thorough.
Birders don’t cover a great deal of ground, but what they do they cover well.

Join us for a guided Spring Bird Hike at Tryon Farm on the morning of Saturday May 20, 2017 at 7am. Renowned regional botanist Scott Namestnik will be our bird guide!

Following the 7am bird hike at Tryon, Scott will be leading a Shirley Heinze guided education hike “Spring Ephemeral Wildflowers at Ambler Flatwoods Nature Preserve” just down the road from Tryon at Ambler at 9am.  (Note: the Ambler Flatwoods/Shirley Heinze hike is sold-out.)

Spring in Northern Indiana is an exciting time for bird lovers. There are lots of things to talk about before, during, and after birding. You’ll spend quite a bit of time waiting for your subject to come to you — the proverbial flyby.

We’ll cover the basics, talk about birds found in Northern Indiana, get out in the fields and wetlands, and generally have a good time. Learn something new, spot some beautiful feathered friends, and hopefully, want to do it again!

This event is for adults. (Young-adults may be okay if they’re genuinely interested.)

Please bring your own gear; don’t forget your binoculars, boots (waterproof is ideal!), and bug spray.

Tryon Farm is located at 1500 Tryon Road, at the intersection of Tryon and Royal Roads, directly across from Niemann School. Enter the Farm at the diamond-shaped sign and meet us at the big white dairy barn at the front of the property. Plenty of parking alongside the lane next to the Barn.

Contact TFI President Scott Kuchta via email at with questions about this event.

Though the Shirley Heinze education hike that follows this event is sold-out, you can contact Sarah Barnes with SHLT via email at  with questions about that event or any of SHLT’s other hikes and events.

About TryonFarmInstitute

Tryon Farm Institute, Inc. (TFI) is an Indiana chartered non-profit land trust and education organization with a mission to connect human and natural communities by promoting habitat diversity and sustainable land husbandry.

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