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Guided Bird Walks
Saturday, October 5, 2019 | 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM
An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, October 26, 2019
Guided bird walks in Mead Botanical Garden every Saturday morning in October, walks begin at 8:00 a.m. and last 2 to 3 hours. Each walk will be led at a casual pace by an experienced birder, is open to the public, and free of charge. A limited number of loaner binoculars will be available, please arrive early to sign one out.
Mead Garden is considered a migration trap, a place for migrating birds to stop for food and rest on their way north or south for the season. The variety of habitats, wetlands, open water, and an upland area with oaks and tall pines, appeals to a number of bird species. Bring your binoculars on your next visit and see if you can spot our resident barred owl, Cooper’s hawk or our newest resident, the rare red-headed woodpecker. Along the creek and pond, you are likely to see wading and diving birds like the great blue heron, great egret, white ibis, anhinga and green heron. Other commonly spotted birds include the cardinal, grackle, red-bellied woodpecker, blue jay, osprey and many more.
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