Tiffany Bottoms NWA Train Trip: Saturday, May 20th, 2017 from 1:00 to 5:00 PM
Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis is pleased to be sponsoring a field trip to Tiffany Bottoms National Wildlife Area in Wisconsin again this spring. The field trip includes a ride on a narrow-gauge train through the Bottoms with several stops to walk in the area and look for birds, The train leaves at 1:00 pm so plan to arrive at least 15 minutes ahead of time. Tiffany Bottoms NWA is located about five miles south of Durand, WI about 90 miles from the Twin Cities.
Beginning birders are welcome. Please note there will be no official guide or trip leader on the train but there will be friendly experienced birders on hand to help you focus your binoculars or identify a bird. The train is open air and goes rain or shine. What to bring: a hat, rain gear, sunscreen, insect repellent, water, a snack, binoculars, field guides and a spotting scope if you have one. Please register as soon as possible since the trip tends to fill up. The cost is $15 for Audubon members; $20 for non-members and $10 for children 12 and under. Make out your check to: Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis and mail it to Susan Tertell, 2841 40th Ave. S, Minneapolis MN 55406-1852. For questions about reservations, please contact Susan at email@example.com (preferred) or 612.729.1566. Sorry, we can’t give refunds for this trip after April 30, 2017. Directions: Head east on I -94. Merge onto US-10 E/US-61 S via EXIT 244. Continue to follow US-10 E until you reach Durand, WI. In Durand, turn right on East Main Street, and take the first left onto 3rd Avenue E., then take the 3rd right onto E Prospect St. Prospect St turns into Wisconsin Highway 25. Stay on WI-25 for 3 miles. The parking area for the train will be on the left side of the road and there will be someone directing traffic.
If you wish to stay in the area, two places offer 20% discounts to those taking the train ride:
Morsbach Farms Vacation Homes, 715-285-5182 and Cobblestone Inn & Suites, 715-672-5055