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Special evening bird walk set

By Staff | Oct 4, 2013

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a special evening bird walk under a full moon on the historic Claymont property outside Charles Town, WV on Friday, Oct. 18.

The walk will begin at 6:00 p.m. and last about three hours. Sunset will be at 6:29 p.m. that day and the moon will begin rising at 6:54 p.m.

The eventwill be free and open to anyone with an interest, regardless of their birding skills. Children are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult. No pre-registration is required.

Those who wish to join the walk should plan to meet the trip leader, Joette Borzik, on the Claymont entrance road where a wetland meets the access driveway. The entrance is located at 667 Huyett Road; it is marked by a street sign that says “Claymont Mansion.”

The event will involve about two miles of moderate walking. It should offer opportunities to see late evening birds, owls, and bats.

The walk will be conducted rain or shine. Participants should wear sturdy shoes; dress appropriately for the prevailing weather; and bring drinking water, insect repellent and one flashlight per person. Binoculars will be available for those who need them.

For more info, contact Ms. Borzik at 240-440-4221 or pep4223@comcast.net.