Birds and Brews (and Boats) (5/2/21)

Hennepin Canal, Revivalist & Geneseo Brewing Co. (Geneseo ,Illinois)

Join us for an immersion in the art of bird watching and the craft of fine brewing. We are offering four trips this spring during the peak of spring migration. Though no experience is needed, experienced birders will be enthused. Your intrepid guide is both a beer nerd and bird nerd, Brian “Fox” Ellis. A rare bird indeed, he specializes in beer history and the contributions of John James Audubon to ornithology through a living-history portrayal.

We will meet at the Isaac Walton League Campground along the Hennepin Canal just north of Geneseo. A short hike of the canal followed by a kayak/canoe tour that will give us on opportunity for prairie, forest and water birds. Lunch and conversation with one of Illinois leading female brewmeisters at Geneseo Brewing Co. with optional visit to Revivalist Brewing after lunch.

Tour will last approximately 3-4 hours, followed by a beer themed breakfast and brewery tour/tasting.

Trip Leader & Host: Brian “Fox” Ellis
Cost of trip includes guide, lunch and beer is the responsibility of the attendee
Maximum Field Trip Capacity: 12
Cost: $25 plus boat rental (contact Brian for more information on rental)

Contact Fox directly to register:
[email protected] or 309.696.1017


Date: May 2, 2021 Time: 8:00 am