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Claymont birding trip set for Apr. 6

March 21, 2014
Shepherdstown Chronicle

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a birding field trip on the historic Claymont property outside Charles Town on Sunday, Apr. 6.

The trip will begin at 7:30 a.m. It will be free and open to anyone with an interest, regardless of their birding skills. Children are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult.

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged but not required. To register, go to the Society's website at

Participants should plan to meet the trip leader on the Claymont entrance road where a wetland meets the access driveway. The entrance is located at 577 Claymont Mansion Drive; it is marked by a street sign that says "Claymont Mansion."

The trip will last about four hours and involve about three miles of moderate hiking. Participants need not stay for the entire trip, and they should feel free to leave anytime they wish.

This trip will be conducted rain or shine. Participants should dress appropriately for the prevailing weather and bring drinking water, a snack, sunscreen and insect repellent. Those who need binoculars should let the trip leader know ahead of time, as loaner binoculars will be available.

For more info, contact trip leader Joette Borzik at 240-440-4221 or



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