Russ' Spring Hill Cemetery Walks

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Russ will again lead spring outings at Spring Hill Cemetery on four Sunday mornings at 8:00 am: April  23 and 30 and May 7 and 14, 2016. 
Russ  led spring outings at Spring Hill Cemetery on four Sunday mornings at 8:00 am: April  17 and 24 and May 1 and 8, 2016. 

To see observation reports click:

     April 17

     April 24

     May 8

     May 15


For a list of all the species that have been recorded on Russ' Cemetery Walks between April 15, 2007 and May 4, 2008, click on Russ.
An e-Bird report by Jim Triplett for Spring Hill Cemetery, April 29, 2012 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM  



This cemetery birding group has obviously spotted something.

Maybe it is this

Red-Headed Woodpecker


Photo taken by

Alice Knight

Or perhaps this Red-Breasted Nuthatch


Photo taken on the Sept. 23rd birdwalk

by Steve Gillispie



2007, 2008 Observation Reports

April 15

April 22, 2007 Click Here for April 22nd  Observation Report
April 29. 2007 Click Here for April 29th  Observation Report
May 6, 2007 Click Here for May 6th  Observation Report
May 13, 2007 Click Here for May 13th  Observation Report
June 10, 2007 Click Here for June 10th  Observation Report
September 2, 2007 Click Here for September 2nd  Observation Report
September 23, 2007 Click Here for September 23rd  Observation Report
October 14, 2007 Click Here for October 14th  Observation Report
December 9, 2007 Click Here for December 9th  Observation Report
May 4, 2008 Click Here for May 4th  Observation Report


Spring Hill Cemetery Observation Reports for 2006 & 2007

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April 16, 2006
April 23, 2006
April 30, 2006
May 07, 2006
April 22, 2007
April 29, 2007
May 6, 2007
May 13, 2007
June 10, 2007
September 2, 2007
September 23, 2007
October 14, 2007







More information is available from Russ Young, 304-925-5668









On a late September day, a wonderful 4 hour walk yielded quite a few species.  The day was beautifully, but a bit warm.


A notable sight  was that of a Cooper's Hawk which circled overhead.  A complete list can not be given here.


There was some controversy over a vesper sparrow.
We lost a couple, but those left kept looking.
And we even picked up a birder.
Not only birds, but flowers were abundant.  Here is some Ironweed.
And of course Goldenrod.
Poke berries are everywhere.
Yellow Crownbeard (Verbesina occidentalis) is very attractive.
Tulip Poplar is in bloom
This beautiful crossvine (Bignonia capreolata), was pointed out by Bev




Plant List for Charleston's Spring Hill Cemetery Park


Russ Young has completed an inventory of birds species for the area.  Members of The Friends of Spring Hill Cemetery Park met with Carter Giltinan in April 2003 to get an overview of the area and her ideas for plantings.  Using the bird inventory and the site information, Gay Brown, Harriet Deel, Beverly Wright, and Russ Young developed the list throughout the summer of 2003.
The planting list is categorized by deciduous trees, evergreen trees, understory trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants.  Each plant is listed by their common and scientific name and by the types of wildlife they attract/benefit.  The list is sorted according to optimal growing conditions: 1. sunny, moist conditions  2. sunny, dry conditions  3. partial sun, moist conditions  4.  partial sun, dry conditions



Plant List

Check Out the Plant List of the Spring Hill Cemetery





This cemetery is a wonderful place to walk and hike.
The are picturesque views, and birds, at every turn.

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