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A Swift Night Out

  • Cherokee Heights Middle School 4301 Cherokee Drive Madison, WI, 53711 United States (map)

At summer's end, hundreds of chimney swifts use the brick chimney at Cherokee Heights Middle School for their nightly roost as they prepare for migration. "A Swift Night Out" is a continent-wide effort to raise awareness about chimney swifts and their need for roosting habitat. Bring a lawn chair and binoculars to observe and count swifts as they gather at communal roosts before fall migration to South America.

Note: Swifts have been known to change their preference for chimneys, so please check back for location changes.

RAIN DATE: Saturday, August 31

ACCESSIBILITY FEATURES:

  • Wheelchair accessible

  • Minimal walking required

  • Accessible by public transportation

APPROXIMATE DISTANCE FOR WALKING: 0-1 mile

RSVP REQUIRED? No

FIELD TRIP LEADER: Sandy Schwab (608-658-4139, sschwab49@gmail.com)

Header photo by Steve Benoit

 
Thank you to Wisconsin Public Radio for its support

Thank you to Wisconsin Public Radio for its support

 
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Wild Bumble Bee Walk