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Tuesday Group Park Lyndon tour

Tuesday, March 08, 2022 6:00 PM | Steve Jerant (Administrator)

Jackson Audubon members crossed over into the wilds of Washtenaw county Tuesday to visit Park Lyndon.  This 2-parcel park is regionally know for the tremendous diversity of plant life.  Our winter walk did not exactly showcase this aspect of the park but we did get great views of the topography of the area.  The ice had melted off most of the trails so our ups & downs were easier than if we'd been out just a week earlier.

The birding was average with the usual suspects along with a few Red-winged Blackbirds reminding us that the snow is melting.  The trail leading though the Tamarac swamp was great, but alas no winter favorites were seen.  We'll have to return next year earlier in the season.


Steve Jerant

I finally got to build a fire at the pavilion at the park and we had a nice picnic lunch including hot dogs roasted over the open fire.  It was still a bit chill  and the warmth of the fire was enjoyed by all.


Steve Jerant

After lunch, three of us continued the tour to Park Lyndon South, just across North Territorial Rd.  It is a wonderful pair of trails that overlook Lake Guinevere and lead into a old pine plantation.

Species List:

Park Lyndon County Park NORTH
2 Canada Goose
2 Wood Duck
2 Mourning Dove
3 Sandhill Crane
1 gull sp. -- Soaring very high above park
1 Red-shouldered Hawk -- Don saw soaring high
3 Red-bellied Woodpecker
2 Blue Jay
2 American Crow
3 Black-capped Chickadee
3 Tufted Titmouse
2 White-breasted Nuthatch
2 Eastern Bluebird
2 American Robin
2 Red-winged Blackbird
1 Northern Cardinal
Number of Taxa: 16


Park Lyndon County Park SOUTH
2 Canada Goose
1 Turkey Vulture
2 American Crow
3 Black-capped Chickadee
2 Tufted Titmouse
4 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 Northern Cardinal
Number of Taxa: 7

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