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SPRING MIGRATION AND WILDFLOWERS IN SAUGERTIES
Conservancy and the John Burroughs Natural History Society are co-sponsoring a guided nature walk through woodlands and wetlands in the Town of Saugerties on Sunday, May 02, 2021. The first week in May is typically the peak migration period for neotropical birds at this latitude, and early morning is the best time to see and hear recently arrived songbirds in their brilliant spring plumage. We will explore a variety of ecologically rich habitats to experience this annual rite of spring, identifying birds by sight and sound while pausing along the way to observe a diversity of wildflowers and animal life.
Pre-registration required, group size limited, meet location determined at time of registration. Participants should expect to use their own vehicle to drive to each location and have the option to stay for the duration or leave whenever necessary.
Bring binoculars, field guides, and spotting scopes if you have them, and be prepared for wet, muddy trails, and spring weather conditions. Light rain often makes for excellent birding and nature observation, but heavy rain cancels the walk. Children are welcome and encouraged, but must be pre-registered. Please do not bring pets. Contact the field trip leader, Steve Chorvas (firstname.lastname@example.org) for additional information or to register. This joint ECC/JBNHS Environmental Education walk is free, but limited to a maximum of ten individuals. For additional information about upcoming ECC Nature Walks and Paddles, please visit www.esopuscreekconservancy.org.
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.