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Spring Birding at Lakewood

April 21 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Onsite near Jo Pond
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About this event

Join Lakewood for this Sunday morning stroll at our popular Birding at Lakewood event, as we learn more about the birds that call Lakewood home. Birding expert Amy Simso Dean will take you on a walk through the south end of Lakewood, near Jo Pond and Roberts Bird Sanctuary, to learn more about the different species of birds that you can see while exploring our peaceful grounds.

This is a walking event. The walk will be a slow pace on easy to moderate terrain, but we strongly encourage proper, close-toed footwear. We will walk approximately 1.5 miles during this event, seating will not be available throughout the walk.

All levels of birding are welcome. We will have a brief lesson at the start of the event discussing the basics of birding and talking about local birds. After this you are welcome to explore the area more independently or follow along with our guide.


This event takes place near scenic Jo Pond (Lakewood’s onsite lake) about a half mile from the main gate. Directional signs will be posted guiding you to the event location.

Click here for GPS directions to the event site via Google Maps. (Please note: this route may differ from the posted signs.)

About Your Instructor

Amy Simso Dean has been birding for over 25 years. She founded MYBirdClub – a birdwatching club for kids and families – and co-founded The Kestrels – an inclusive birding group for women. Amy also works part time at The Raptor Center. As much as she loves birding, she really loves getting people excited about birds and birding.

What To Bring

  • (optional) Water
  • (optional) Sunscreen

Binoculars will be provided. You are welcome to bring your own, however for ease of instruction we may ask you to use the binoculars provided.


Restrooms will not be available during this walk. Restrooms inside the Garden Mausoleum and Community Mausoleum are available after 10 AM, but they are approximately a half mile from the event location.

Tickets at the Door

If this event is not sold out, tickets will be available at the door. At this time, we only accept cash or check at the door.

Questions? Call the Lakewood events line at 612-540-5165 or email to

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