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Bird and butterfly walk at Claymont

By Staff | Jul 25, 2014

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a field trip to look for birds and butterflies on the historic Claymont property outside Charles Town, WV on Saturday, July 26.

The trip will begin at 7 a.m. It is 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. Easy registration is available on the Society’s website at www.potomacaudubon.org.

Field trip 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 667 Huyett Road; it is marked by a street sign that says “Claymont Mansion.”

The trip will involve about two miles of moderate hiking. It should offer opportunities to see a good variety of birds and butterflies.

This field trip will be conducted rain or shine, but if it rains it will focus on birds as no butterflies will be flying.

Participants should dress appropriately for the prevailing weather and bring drinking water, trail snacks and insect repellent.

Binoculars will be available for those who need them.

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