Kuhnen Natural Area - Nature Walk - July 2021
We were delighted that Dr. Rick Schneider, ED of Nature Alberta, and his wife, Alina, were able to join Shaye Hill's Saturday walk at the Kuhnen Natural Area.
It was a smoky morning with a chill in the air, but no shortage of excitement. As a Hermit Thrush trilled through the canopy. The natural area offered 23 bird species while the group moved along the pathway. Another exciting find was an American Redstart that fluttered unseen but heard through a willow patch near a beaver made wetland. Near the end of the nature walk we had a chance to peek at the elusive Hermit Thrush on a branch just barely visible as it bellowed its song.
The pathway starts mowed for the first half until a beaver run where mowers cannot access. However, there is still a distinct pathway just with some overgrown grasses and shrubs overtaking it. The pathway leads down to the Red Deer River where the group got to watch an American White Pelican soar overhead.
Overall, a wonderful day spent with wonderful people enjoying the beauty of the outdoors.