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Bolivar Heights bird walk set for Oct. 3

By Staff | Oct 1, 2012

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a bird walk in the Bolivar Heights section of the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park on Wednesday, Oct. 3. The trip will begin at 8 a.m. and last two to three hours. It will be led by an experienced birder. Various species may be seen, including migrating hawks and warblers.

The event is free and open to anyone with an interest. Children will be welcome. Binoculars will be available for anyone who needs them. No pre-registration will be required.

Participants will meet at the Bolivar Heights parking area. From the Route 340 traffic light at the entrance to the National Park, turn north onto Washington Street and follow it for about one-quarter mile, then turn north again (left) onto Whitman Avenue; the parking area is at the top of the hill.

The trip will involve a moderate three-mile hike partly through woods with hilly terrain. Those who do not want to complete the entire hike will have the option to drop out at about the halfway point.

Participants should wear sturdy footwear, dress appropriately for prevailing weather conditions, and bring along water and insect repellent.

This trip will be canceled in the event of rain.

For more information go to the PVAS website at www.potomacaudubon.org or contact Deb Hale at debhale72@gmail.com or 304-535-2346.