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Birding and Beer Tasting: Growlers and Grasslands

June 16, 2018 @ 9:00 am3:00 pm


See open country birds like bobolinks, Eastern meadowlarks, and dickcissels–then sample some high-quality brews at Wayzata Brew Works and Utepils!

We will gather at 9am at Utepils Brewing in north Minneapolis (near Wirth Park). From there, we will board the bus and head out to Crow-Hassan Park Reserve to see their high-quality prairie and the open country birds that live there. Once we are done, we’ll head out for lunch and a beer at Wayzata Brew Works, before coming back to Utepils to sample their fine brews.

Crow-Hassan is one of the best locations in the metro area to see open country birds such as Eastern meadowlark, bobolink, dickcissel, orchard oriole, American kestrel, Henslow’s sparrow, grasshopper sparrow, and vesper sparrow. Be prepared for two-and-a-half to three miles of easy hiking on wide paths. Bring your binoculars.

The trip includes:

– Bus transportation from Utepils. There is ample parking at Utepils for the duration of the trip. Utepils is easily accessible by bike from all directions via the Glenwood Avenue bike lanes and Wirth Parkway bike paths.
– Guided birdwalk at Crow-Hassan Park Reserve
– One beer at each of two taprooms. You are free to purchase additional beer or growlers!
– A snack or light lunch
– Coolers to store any growlers you may purchase

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June 16, 2018
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
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Utepils Brewing
225 Thomas Avenue North
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404 US
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