NORTH NEWTON – June 3 is National Trails Day and also the next Kauffman Museum bird walk.

You can celebrate the day by walking Sand Creek Trail in search of native and migratory birds.

Participants should meet at 6:30 a.m. in the museum parking lot on the Bethel College campus at the corner of Main and 27th Streets in North Newton.

Birders need to be able to navigate a mile to a mile-and-a-half of mostly wood-chip trail and unpaved road. Terrain is sometimes steep.

Experienced birders Gregg Friesen and Rod Wedel will lead this month’s walk, through Chisholm Park and on Sand Creek Trail. It will take 1-1.5 hours and cover approximately 1.5 miles.

The bird walks happen the first Saturday morning of most months, and everyone is welcome.

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