Tours to see Minnesota's largest colony of nesting Red-headed Woodpeckers will be offered June 20. The woodpeckers and other prairie birds will be seen at Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve. It is located just west of Highway 65 near East Bethel.
Tours will take place from 9:a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Maps and driving directions are available at http://www.cedarcreek.umn.edu. No fees or reservations are necessary.
The event is offered by the Red-headed Woodpecker Recovery program, initiated in 2006 by members of the Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis.
This is an area normally not open to the public. Cedar Creek has the Midwest's largest concentration of nesting Red-headed Woodpeckers — close to 40 nesting cavities this season.