Date: 12/6/18 6:07 am From: Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> Subject: Upcoming Field Trip Reminder
A reminder of this Sunday's field trip to 2 locations in Stone Valley. The
weather looks free of precipitation and temperatures being a bit chilly,
but perfect for a winter walk.
Hope to see you then,
*Sunday, December 9, 2018 (9am-11:30am)*
Winter Birds of Stone Valley
Spend a morning exploring two prime locations in the Stone Valley
Experimental Forest for winter birds. Watershed Road and Shaver’s Creek
Environmental Center is well known for the high abundance and diversity of
wintering birds that seek shelter and food during the colder months. We
will first enjoy a leisurely walk along Watershed Rd outside the small town
of Masseyburg in hopes to observe Hermit Thrushes, Golden-crowned Kinglets,
Red-breasted Nuthatches, sparrows and other possible winter finches.
Thereafter, the group will visit and relax at Shaver’s Creek Environmental
Center with options to stay and relax by the feeders, visit the boardwalk,
and/or scan the lake for waterfowl.
Please meet at the Jo Hays Vista parking lot at the top of Tussey Mountain
(Route 26) at 8:30am, the group will then carpool to Watershed Road and
Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center. Watershed Road is a well-maintained
gravel road that is flat and has very little incline. The group will walk
out and back with a total of ~2 miles. Feel free to bring a packed lunch to
enjoy at Shaver’s Creek.