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Audubon bird and butterfly walk scheduled

By Staff | Jun 26, 2015

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a bird and butterfly walk at the Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship in nearby Loudoun County, Virginia on Wednesday, July 8

The walk will begin at 7 a.m. and be led by birding expert Joette Borzik and butterfly expert Barry Marts. 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.

The Center is located at 11661 Harpers Ferry Road (VA Route 671), a couple of miles south of Route 340 and just opposite the Neersville Fire Department. Look for a small sign with the Blue Ridge logo.

Plan to meet before 7 a.m. in the Center parking Lot.

This trip will cover about three miles and last about three hours. It should offer opportunities to see a good variety of birds, including warblers, vireos, flycatchers, tanagers, gnatcatchers and raptors.

Butterflies will not be flying if it is raining.

Participants should wear sturdy footwear, dress appropriately for the prevailing weather conditions, and bring along water and insect repellent. PVAS will provide binoculars for those who do not have their own. Various trip details could change depending on weather or recent bird sightings.

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