Mid-summer can be a challenging time to go birding. Thick foliage makes birds difficult to see, and since most birds are no longer singing their courtship or territorial songs, they may be impossible to hear. On this walk we’ll retreat to the shady trails of Jonathan Woods, where we may see Scarlet Tanager, Northern Waterthrush, Ovenbird, and Red-headed Woodpecker, among others. No promises – except that we will have nice walk in the beautiful summer woods. On our way back to the nature center we’ll stop at the Richie Pond Preserve, where we may see grassland birds like Bobolink, Eastern Meadowlark, and Vesper Sparrow. Bring your binoculars, a snack, a beverage, and be prepared summer birding.