Schenley Park Outing: August 29, 8:30am

Common cocklebur, Schenley Park, 20 Aug 2021 (photo by Kate St. John)

23 August 2021

In late August summer flowers are blooming, bugs are singing, and warblers are on the move.

Join me for a bird & nature walk in Schenley Park on Sunday, August 29, 2021, 8:30a – 10:30a. (If the birding is great we may linger until 11a.)

Meet at the Schenley Park Cafe and Visitor Center where Panther Hollow Road joins Schenley Drive (40.4383304,-79.9464765).  I hope to see migrating songbirds and at least one confusing fall warbler.

I know we’ll see this native weed, common cocklebur (Xanthium strumarium), growing in a disturbed area next to Panther Hollow Lake. Notice the big leaves and spotted stem. Did you know it has separate male & female flowers on the same plant? This location used to be overrun with mugwort but since it was torn up last spring it now has cocklebur. At least it’s native.

Dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring binoculars and field guides if you have them.

Before you come, visit my Events page in case of changes or cancellations. The outing will be canceled if there’s lightning.

Hope to see you there!

(photo by Kate St. John)

2 thoughts on “Schenley Park Outing: August 29, 8:30am

  1. So that’s the poky plant the puppy I take for walks has been getting into! I think I still have some stuck to my shoelaces…

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