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Tuesday Morning Walk on the Hoffman Trail

Tuesday, December 21, 2021 12:00 PM | Steve Jerant (Administrator)

Jackson Audubon members took a walk on the Hoffman Trail.  We had a beautiful clear sunny morning, almost too sunny as we were walking east.  Not to disappoint, Michigan weather came and it clouded over about halfway through the walk.  It was a bit wet but we were able to make it from Moeckel Rd. in the west through the woods over to the water crossing in the Riethmiller wetland.  Some of the six members ate some wintergreen berries found on the trail.

Only four woodpeckers were observed.  We did get three Red-headed woodpeckers along with some of the usual suspects:  Red-bellied, Northern Flicker, and Downey.  


At the Riethmiller wetland we tried to bring out a Virginia rail, but no luck.  However, some skunk cabbage was seen (see below) but unlike the Wintergreen berries, none of us had a taste.  


You can see our eBird trip list online or summary below.

Traveling 2.25 miles

2 Red-tailed Hawk

3 Red-headed Woodpecker -- Individually identified

3 Red-bellied Woodpecker

1 Downy Woodpecker

1 Northern Flicker

4 Blue Jay

8 American Crow

7 Black-capped Chickadee

5 Tufted Titmouse

1 Golden-crowned Kinglet

2 White-breasted Nuthatch

2 Eastern Bluebird

25 American Robin

30 Cedar Waxwing

2 American Goldfinch

1 American Tree Sparrow

2 Northern Cardinal

Number of Taxa: 17

12/21/2021

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