We are going to do something special with this outing.
Part One: a Clinic at the store on birding essentials presented by Vinnie on Friday evening December 6 at 7:00 PM. Bring your bird field guides if you have them.
Part Two: A hike at Five Rivers on Sunday, December 8 at 10:00 AM to practice what we learned at the clinic Friday evening. Bring your bird field guides and binoculars if you have them.
Now here is the special part....the clinic and the hike are not separate... if you sign up for the clinic you are also signing up for the hike. Please do not sign up just to go on the hike, as we will be looking for birds more than hiking. We will be learning pertinent information Friday night on birding that you will put into practice on Sunday.
No skills are needed to participate.
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center is a living museum comprising over 450 acres of broad fields, towering forests, and tranquil wetlands. Five Rivers offers people of all ages a rich variety of guided and self-guided opportunities to encounter nature directly. Stimulating interpretive programs and guided school lessons promote awareness, knowledge and appreciation of New York State's environment year 'round. With over 10 miles of trails for self-guided exploration, Five Rivers fosters discovery, spiritual refreshment and physical fitness through wholesome outdoor recreation
Great place for birdwatching: 225 species
Excellent chance for deer, squirrels and bluebirds, even in winter!
Please be considerate of your fellow members... if you need to cancel please give as much notice as possible so someone else may attend.
Link to Five Rivers:
For Directions use this link:
Minimum age is 8 (8-15 yrs must have a participating adult with them, 16-17 yrs must have a parent/guardian sign participant agreement but do not need to attend)
please be dressed for the weather, we will go rain or shine
Dress in layers
wear appropriate hiking footwear
please bring water, snacks and any personal medicines you may need as well as sunscreen, rain gear, day pack.
bird field guide, camera and/or binoculars if you have them
If you have any trouble finding us, my cell is 518 - 641 - 9660, feel free to call or text during the meetup times, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. Look for my black Jeep Liberty!
I hope you can join us for this outing.