Lucas Hollow Warblers
April – October
$100 – 150, depending on length of tour
Yellowwood State Forest contains over 23,000 acres of multi-age forest in western Brown County. One of my favorite sections of this property is found at Lucas Hollow along a trail I refer to as “Warbler Alley.” In May and June of 2016, we recorded 21 different warbler species on tours through this area, and 16 of those likely nest in this section of forest. Some of the most sought-after warbler species–the Cerulean, Hooded, and Black-and-white Warblers–can usually be found on this tour.
It’s not just warblers that like the habitat found in Lucas Hollow. Other colorful songbirds we often encounter in this area include the Indigo Bunting, Scarlet Tanager, Baltimore Oriole, and Yellow-billed Cuckoo. During migration or breeding season, Lucas Hollow provides a treat for all level of birders.
Hitz-Rhodehamel Nature Preserve
April – May and September – October
A great 3-mile hike through the wooded hills and ravines that make Brown County so beautiful! More info soon.