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Gosse Nature Walk: Huntsville—Monte Sano State Park
April 8 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Special guest Mercedes Maddox, Nongame Wildlife Biologist with the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division of ADCNR, joins us as we explore this state park in north Alabama.
Join us for our first-ever Gosse Nature Walk in Huntsville at Monte Sano State Park which sits on 2,140 acres of woodland habitat with spectacular vistas from atop the mountain. We’ll look and listen for spring migrants and resident birds alike as we hike along the North Plateau Loop. Special guest Mercedes Maddox, Nongame Wildlife Biologist with the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division of Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, joins us as we explore this beautiful state park.
Monte Sano State Park is part of the North Alabama Central Loop of the Alabama Birding Trails.
The details: Meetup is at noon. The address for the park is 5105 Nolen Ave. Park at the main trailhead parking. You can also get directions at the front gate, if needed. We’ll make our way to the North Alabama Birding Trails sign and then hike from there. Note that admission to the park is $5 for adults, $2 for seniors.
As always, remember to bring water and snacks, insect repellent, rain gear, sunblock, and seasonally appropriate attire. If you have your own binoculars, you’ll definitely want to bring them along—we’ll have a limited number of loaners on hand.
In the case of inclement weather, the event may be cancelled. You may contact the trip leader the morning of the event if the weather is questionable.
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Accessibility: The North Plateau Loop is a moderate trail with some minor elevations changes in just a couple of spots along the trail—about 100 feet elevation change max. Our pace will mostly be slow. Though this trail is not wheelchair accessible, some areas of the park are—including the overlook which is very popular for birding.