The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a birding trip to the South Schoolhouse Ridge section of the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park on Wednesday, Oct. 23. The walk will begin at 8 a.m. and last two to three hours.
It will be free and anyone with an interest is welcome to come along, regardless of their birding skills. Children will be welcome. No pre-registration is needed.
Participants will meet at the South Schoolhouse Ridge parking area. From Route 340 west of Harpers Ferry, turn south onto Millville Road (County Route 27) at the outdoor flea market; proceed 2 miles to parking area. If the gate is closed, pull off and park along the road.
The trip will involve about 3 miles of walking through woods and fields, with some hilly terrain.
Birds expected to be seen include raptors and fall migrants
Participants should wear sturdy footwear, dress appropriately for prevailing weather conditions, and bring along water, and bug spray. Binoculars will be available for anyone who needs them.
The trip will cancelled in the event of bad weather.