Ted Drozdowski will lead a group of 20 participants in Eastern Ellis County. Meet at Veterans Memorial Park in Ennis at 7:15 a.m. Back at Veterans no later than 1 p.m. but possibility for those interested to continue birding.

The Trinity River makes up the eastern border of Ellis County, with locations such as John Bunker Sands Wetlands and Richland Chambers Reservoir situated along the Trinity. A lot of birds use this corridor and winter along the floodplain. While Ellis County does not have a public tract of land quite like those two places, there are plenty of interesting places to explore for good birds.

This trip will be general birding, a wide variety of birds, including geese. Walking will be leisurely and on fairly level terrain. Total walking will be about a mile.

Because of limited parking in a few spots, we will carpool from Veterans Park. Bring snacks, or lunch, and drinks. At 12:30, we should be back at Veterans Park. Nearby is Bluebonnet Park where we can eat lunch or you may choose to leave for other destinations. If the weather is pleasant, or its a birdy day, we can continue to explore other parts of Lake Bardwell throughout the afternoon if anyone is interested.

Trip limited to first 20 RSVPs to Ted at drozdovekie@sbcglobal.net or 817-908-6897.

Driving south on Hwy 287 from Waxahachie: Take the exit for Ennis Parkway off Hwy 287. Make a left on Ennis Parkway and head back over 287. Veterans Memorial Park is on the right, just north of Hwy 287.