The following day, April 28, the Elkhart Historical Society will
host two bird walks on beautiful Elkhart Hill. The walks will be
also be led by Rhetta Jack, ornithologist formerly with the Illinois
Natural History Survey. The walks will be offered at 9 a.m. and 1
p.m., leaving from Gov. Oglesby Street in historic downtown Elkhart.
Jack has extensive experience in birding and joins the walkers
looking for the migratory birds that pass through Elkhart Hill every
spring. The bird walks are a perfect opportunity for a spring family
event. The outing will be on foot, so walkers should dress for the
weather, wear good walking shoes and bring insect repellent. Don't
forget the binoculars. Walks last approximately 90 minutes.
For an online reservation form for the dinner, go to
www.elkharthistoricalsociety.org or call 217-947-2046.
For the bird walks, the cost is $7.50 for adults and $5 for
children 12 and younger. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Registration is limited to 15 people per walk. Registration forms
are available at www.elkharthistoricalsociety.org.
[Text from file received from
Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of