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LGLC NextGeneration Walk & Talk: Guided Birding at Amy’s Park
June 30, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
Join members of the NextGeneration Committee on Saturday, June 30 from 8am- 12pm as we walk into LGLC’s Amy’s Park with ornithologist and licensed guide Alan Belford.
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The variety of habitats encompassed by Amy’s Park attracts a wide array of bird species, and the site has risen in prominence among birdwatchers in recent years as a result. Join ornithologist, writer, educator, and guide Alan Belford for a morning walk exploring the forests and wetlands of Amy’s Park where we will search for wetland species like Wood Duck and American Bittern as we discover a diversity of thrushes, grosbeaks, vireos, tanagers, flycatchers, and warblers such as Nashville, Blackburnian, Magnolia, and Black-throated Blue. We will meet at the main parking area for Amy’s Park and walk the gravel roads and trails.
The walk around Amy’s Park is about 3 miles of mainly flat road (Padanarum to Trout Falls) around the ponds. Depending on conditions and timing, the route might loop back to the trailhead on Amy’s trail which is an easy, sloped and wooded one-track trail.
Sturdy sneakers or hiking boots that are comfortable & meant for walking.
High socks to protect against ticks.
Binoculars for viewing birds
Snacks & Water
Guide will have a med kit and emergency supplies while on the hike. No bathrooms will be available at Amy’s, please plan accordingly. All participants will be required to fill out a waiver prior.
Stay tuned for more information regarding parking/carpooling day-of and weather updates as well.
Bluebird Photo credit: Pat Demko.