Puritas Wetlands Bird Walk June 8

Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society

Puritas Wetlands Bird Walk

 

Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 7:30 a.m.

Leaders: Liz McQuaid, Garrett Ormiston

Target Species: Willow Flycatcher and other summer residents

 

Bring your binoculars and see the amazing bird life right in our neighborhood. Puritas Wetland is an 80-acre detention basin in the Big Creek watershed in Cleveland from Puritas Ave. to I-480 between W.140th and W.150th Streets.  Bellaire-Puritas Development Corporation has spearheaded restoration projects in this functioning wetland, along with several partners including the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. More here about Puritas Wetlands.

We will meet in the Save-a-Lot shopping center parking lot just west of W.140th St. and Puritas Ave.  Park in the area near Puritas Ave. Plan to car pool around the area.

 

Directions:

 

From the west on I-480 take Exit 9 OH-17/Airport/Brookpark Rd. Stay far left on the exit and turn left onto Brookpark then left (north) onto Grayton Rd. At the end of the road, turn right (east) onto Puritas Ave. Follow Puritas Ave. past W. 150th St. then watch for McDonald’s and Save-a-Lot signs on the right. Parking lot is by sign for Save-a-Lot on the right.  If you get to W. 140th St. you have gone too far.

From the east on I-480 take Exit 12A W. 150th St. Turn north onto W. 150th St. After almost one mile, you will reach Puritas Ave. Turn right (east) Follow Puritas Ave. and watch for McDonald’s and Save-a-Lot signs on the right. Parking lot is by sign for Save-a-Lot on the right.  If you get to W. 140th St. you have gone too far.

From I-71 use the W.150th St. Exit.  Go south on West 150th St. a short distance to Puritas Ave. Turn east (left) on Puritas Ave. After a few blocks watch for McDonald’s and Save-a-Lot signs on the right. Parking lot is by sign for Save-a-Lot on the right.  If you get to W. 140th St. you have gone too far.

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