Finley Wildlife Refuge
April 18, 1995
We entered the Refuge by driving down Bruce Rd, and were delighted to find 5,000 cackling geese
feeding in a field nearby.
Normally, the Refuge is open by April 15, but because of this flock of birds opening day was postponed
for a week.
We did however stop at the Fiechter House, the Old Barn and Park H.Q, and had lunch under the big oak
tree along the Woodpecker Loop.
After lunch we hiked the Mill Hill Loop and were shocked to see a large clear-cut on the hillside
along Grey Creek Swamp.
The leader, Dot Leland, enjoyed her 25th annual Finley trip with Elissa Kasen, Helen Liguori,
Bonnie Jean Nielsen, Harold Schyberg and Carol Wayne.