Blue Grosbeak is also being hoped for, but none yet that we've seen. Right before the Chuck Will's we were treated to some Henslow's Sparrows in an open grassy field. This is a bird I was introduced to last year while birding by ear at the Wilds, but it was certainly cool to see it again.
Searching for Henslow's Sparrow.
The great thing about coming to events like that is that there are so many interests that overlap (botany, birding, butterflies/moths/other bugs), so you're guaranteed to learn about more than just the topic at hand.
Oh, and a Bobcat ran in front of our van as we were driving up to the lodge parking lot. How cool is that? Things are looking up already, and it's only Friday night!
P.S. The Chuck Will's sighting inspired a quickly cobbled together poem. You can read it over at Writing on the Page if you are so inclined.