Date: 6/11/19 7:58 am
From: Bill Stewart <birdingdel...>
Subject: [de-birds] Fair Hill Bobolinks DOS Field Trip ~ This Sat. 6/15
Good Morning DE-Birders,

Hoping that many of you will join us, I am looking forward to leading the DOS field trip to Fair Hill NRMA this coming Saturday, June 15th, to enjoy breeding Bobolinks, Savannah Sparrows, Grasshopper Sparrows (fingers crossed!), and Eastern Meadowlarks. This is prime time to see the grassland adults and fledglings as we walk through the many acres of managed grassland habitat. Currently, the weather forecast is wonderful!

Additionally, this is also a fantastic opportunity for close-up photography with many chances to capture images of these grassland speciality birds. Although we will be spending most of our morning enjoying the numerous Bobolinks and friends in the grasslands, we will also make our way down to the Big Elk River to explore the breeding birds found within the river bottom habitat.

We will be meeting at 7:30 AM at parking lot #3 off Appleton Road (directions below) and conclude around or before 11:00 AM. Management Area fees of $3 for Maryland residents; $5 for out-of-state visitors are in effect. Please bring plenty of water and a quick snack available for our transition from grassland to river valley. Feel free to drop me a line letting me know you will be joining in on the fun.

Hope to see many of you there!

Bill Stewart

Directions to Parking Lot #3 (2895 Appleton Road):'46.7"N+75°49'14.9"W/@39.7129662,-75.8208013,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d39.7129662!4d-75.8208013 <'46.7%22N+75%C2%B049'14.9%22W/@39.7129662,-75.8208013,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d39.7129662!4d-75.8208013>

Traveling west on Rt. 273 from Newark turn right on Appleton Road. Parking lot will be approximately one mile on your left.

From the Rt. 273/Rt. 213 intersection: Drive East on Rt. 273 until the intersection with Appleton Road. Turn left on Appleton Road, drive approximately one mile to the intersection of Appleton Road and Black Bridge Road. Parking lot is located on your left.

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