Wings & Wetlands Weekend is May 13

Posted:4/28/2017 Dickinson / Dickinson County Nature Center

Two male scarlet tanagers, ablaze in fiery red feathers, flitted about in front of a group of birders during a Warbler Walk for Wings & Wetlands Weekend.                

“The gasps and oohs and aahs were just unbelievable,” said Ed Thelen, who helps lead the Warbler Walk for Dickinson County Conservation each year.

The little birds were so colorful, they almost looked out of place, like they should be in a tropical rainforest, not flying around northwest Iowa.

However, at this time of year, a variety of colorful birds are migrating through the region on the way from their tropical winter homes to their cooler summer homes. See them during this year’s Warbler Walk 8 a.m. Saturday, May 13, during Wings & Wetlands Weekend.

Find out more about the Warbler Walk and afternoon program on Theodore Roosevelt on our website.