My co-worker Whitney and I are leading a bird and butterfly walk at L. Kirk Edwards WEA on Saturday, October 7. Should be fun! It’s free to participate but, you do have to register; spaces are limited. Want to join us? Register here. October is a great time of year for watching birds and butterflies at this site. I hiked it yesterday and saw hundreds of butterflies, mostly Common Buckeyes and Cloudless Sulphurs. On a good day it’s possible to see over 30 species of birds during a 3-hour walk in October. Several species of woodpecker will be present, Red-tailed and Red-shouldered Hawks, Brown-headed Nuthatches, Loggerhead Shrike (pictured) and hopefully a nice variety of songbird migrants. I typically see over 15 species of butterfly there at this time of year; the wildflowers are spectacular this fall.