Spring migration is winding down across much of North America, and it’s time for birders to relax and reflect. I’ve been contemplating happy thoughts such as where I would go if given an all-expenses paid birding trip to any U.S. National Park in the next 12 months. No one has offered this to me yet, but I made up a list in my head.
Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial
If you've ever wished for some hands-on experience firing historic cannons and muskets, the staff at Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial may have a deal for you. The park is looking for "highly-dedicated volunteers to assist NPS staff in operating the park's carronade (cannon) and musket firing demonstrations."
Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial looms over Lake Erie, celebrating a long-ago naval victory at an unlikely place during a little-remembered war.
On a clear day, you can't see forever from the top of Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial …but you can spot Detroit, Toledo and Cleveland, and enjoy learning about a key event in our nation's history. Do you know which oft-quoted phrases are associated with this park's story?