April 15, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The male woodcocks will be doing their courtship dance and flight display attempting to convince the females to choose them as a mate. If you have not witnessed this twilight ritual then here is your chance! As darkness falls we will hear the male begin his calling and then suddenly he will rocket upward in his flight display over the field. He will return to earth landing on his own little patch of dancing ground resuming his singing and dancing. The fields are wet this time of year so be prepared footwear wise! Meet at the Novak Sanctuary Parking lot on the east side of Townline Rd. a little less than a mile north of State Route 82 on the Mantua/Aurora line.
Woodcock photo by Matt Valencic.