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Birding At The Russell Kirt Prairie

John Cebula (left) speaks with a couple participants in the guided bird walk at the Russell Kirt Prairie

John Cebula (left) speaks with a couple participants in the guided bird walk at the Russell Kirt Prairie

Many people drive by, some even walk through the Russell Kirt Prairie at College of DuPage on a regular basis without giving much thought to the natural area. The Glen Ellyn based community college is home to two prairie fragments. Earlier this week, First Light host Brian O’Keefe went out to the Kirt Prairie on the west side of campus and joined a bird walk

One of two ponds that attract waterfowl and other birds to the Russell Kirt Prairie at College of DuPage

One of two ponds that attract waterfowl and other birds to the Russell Kirt Prairie at College of DuPage

Winter Birding Focuses on Migratory Water Fowl

This week for our ‘Into The Woods’ segment…First Light host Brian O'Keefe met up with an old friend. Carl Strang contributed to WDCB’s ‘Wildthings’ segment for many years before he retired from the DuPage Forest Preserve District. Carl’s still active with the DuPage Birding Club and other pursuits…he took me out to Fermi Lab to look for some migratory water fowl

Spotting migratory water fowl at Fermi Lab's Law Lake

Spotting migratory water fowl at Fermi Lab's Law Lake