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Members Trip – Spring Migration on the Delaware Shore
May 19 - May 21
Explore spring migration on the Delaware Shore! Planned destinations include Bombay Hook NWR, Prime Hook NWR and Cape Henlopen State Park. Our travel to Lewes, DE, where we’ll be staying, will be via the Jersey Shore with a stop at Edwin B. Forsythe NWR and a ferry ride on the Cape May-Lewes Ferry.
Accommodations can be made at the Heritage Inn in Lewes, DE online at http://www.rehobothheritage.com/ or by calling 1-800-669-9399. Rooms are $149 a night plus tax. They require a one night’s deposit when you make your reservation. There are no group discounts or group codes to mention when you call.
The Cape May-Lewes Ferry We will be travelling to Delaware via the Jersey Shore so that we can stop at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge on the way. To continue on to Lewes, DE we will be taking the ferry from Cape May across the Delaware Bay. The ferry accommodates cars as well as people. Not only will we get a break from driving but will also be able to spend our time crossing the bay by enjoying some additional birding. It is recommended that we make reservations on the Cape May-Lewes Ferry at least a week prior to taking the ferry, the week of May 7th. The Ferry departs at 4:30 PM on Friday, May 18th, and will arrive in Lewes at 5:55 PM. A one way ticket is $29 plus $10 for each passenger. Make your reservations online at https://tinyurl.com/ybhog5yp or by phone at 1-800-643-3779. We will NOT BE returning via the ferry. We will remind all of you who sign up when it is time to make reservations but feel free to do so whenever you like.
If you would like to attend please make your reservation at the hotel and let either Wendy or Jessica know that you have done so. More detailed itinerary will be sent when it is closer to our departure date.
The field trips of JBNHS are oriented to nature study. They are free and open to the public. We do, however, sometimes visit sites that charge admission fees, which are the responsibility of the participants. Children are very welcome on field trips, but pets are not. Although there is a brief courtesy waiting period for latecomers, the meeting times are important: please arrive in time to sign up with the leader.