Virtual Outings for June 2021

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The Miami Group’s Outings Committee invites you to join us this month for two new Virtual Outings.

Thursday, June 3, 2021, 7:30 PM – Intro to Bird Identification

Join us for an introduction to identifying birds found in our Tristate area. Learn to recognize some of the birds who call this area home year-round and a few who regularly migrate here as well. We will look at photos and listen to the songs of our feathered friends. We will discover the key characteristics to look for in identifying birds. We are lucky to be in an area that has many documented bird species: 350 species in Kentucky, 433 species in Ohio, 413 species in Indiana. Let’s enjoy just a few!

Presented by Beck Van Damme

Register in advance for this meeting: https://act.sierraclub.org/events/details?formcampaignid=7013q000001lLN6AAM&mapLinkHref=

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

June 17, 2021, 7:30pm – Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area

Established in 1974 as the first National River and Recreation Area, Big South Fork encompasses 125,000 acres on the Cumberland Plateau. Protecting the free-flowing Big South Fork of the Cumberland River and its tributaries, the area boasts miles of scenic gorges and sandstone bluffs, and is rich with natural and historic features. Outdoor activities include whitewater paddling, rock climbing, mountain biking and hiking, but for this presentation we’ll focus on one of our favorites – backpacking! Join us for a virtual tour of this “Land of Gorges and Arches” located in southern Kentucky and northern Tennessee. Our presentation will provide an overview and history of this unique destination, as well as trip planning tips on trailheads, trails, campsites and our favorite scenic highlights.

Presented by Barry Randall

Register in advance here: https://act.sierraclub.org/events/details?formcampaignid=7013q000001lSwGAAU

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

We’ll be taking break for the month of July, but when we return, we’ll be offering a new set of Virtual Outings including some of our favorite day hike destinations, mountain biking, recipes and methods for dehydrating backpacking meals, and more!

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