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Watch Woodcock Dance on Earth Day!

Join us to eat s’mores and watch woodcock do their cool aerial mating dance! Woodcock begin dancing just after sunset, which is at 8:22 pm on Earth Day 2016. While we wait for sunset we will enjoy snacks, a spring evening, and a brief intro to woodcock biology. As the light fades we will quiet down so that we can enjoy this avian spectacle. Bring a comfortable lawn chair, binoculars, and layers to add as the night cools down.

Where: Predmore Road parking lot at Cranberry Lake Park, 388 W. Predmore Rd., Rochester, MI 48306. Click to view a map: https://goo.gl/maps/QJrJLaT2kfr

When: Tomorrow, April 22. We’ll have a campfire and snacks starting around 7:30 pm. If the weather is good the birds should start dancing around 8:30 pm.

American Woodcock. Who wouldn't want to see a cool bird like this? Photo by Flickr user guizmo_68. Used under Creative Commons License cc-by-2.0
American Woodcock. Who wouldn’t want to see a cool bird like this? Photo by Flickr user guizmo_68. Used under Creative Commons License cc-by-2.0