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Bird walk planned at Claymont April 2

By Staff | Apr 3, 2016

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a bird walk on the historic Claymont property outside Charles Town on Saturday, April 2, beginning at 7:30 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 at the gate to the Claymont entrance road. The entrance is located at 667 Huyett Road; it is marked by a street sign that says “Claymont Mansion.”

The trip will last about three hours and involve about three miles of moderate hiking, but participants may opt out at any time along the way. It should offer opportunities to see early grassland breeders, such as the Eastern Meadowlark, and winter residents that have not yet departed for their summer grounds

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 information, go to the PVAS website or contact Krista Hawley at adultprograms@potomacaudubon.org or 703-303-1026.