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A Swift Night Out (5th annual)

Join Nature Lovers (and others) for an annual ritual. As summer fades into fall, Chimney Swifts put on an awesome show as they join other swifts for an aerial flying display before entering their communal roost. I will offer a brief talk on Chimney Swifts.

Agenda

6:15: Meet at the tables outside 







Pedro & Vinny’s Burrito shack on Columbia Pike.   

6:50: Check out Arlington Village's ravine and/or terraced erosion project at 1415 S. Edgewood (near the stream).

7:10: Find us at the corner of 16th St. South and South Edgewood St. (close to Walter Reed Community Center) where we will start watching the birds at 7:10 pm.

Parking/Transportation







Parking in the parking spaces at 16th St. S./S. Edgewood St. is private parking for residents of Arlington Village.  Given that the event is likely to draw a number of people, if possible, park on the 16th St. S in the parallel parking spaces (which are public), at Walter Reed Community Center, or ride a bicycle or bus (the 10B comes from Ballston metro). Bus service from Pentagon City to Columbia Pike is also frequent.  ART Bus 77 goes past Walter Reed Community Center from Clarendon.

Other Details

*Binoculars are not critical, but you might want to bring a camping chair to enjoy the show.



(Raindate of Wednesday, Sept. 18 )

Nature Lovers is proud to be sponsored by Clean Currents.

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  • Clare

    I missed the burrito stop, but the native plant garden was beautiful and watching the swifts congregate at dusk to dart and dive into their chimney roost with a 3/4 moon backdrop and fall in the air was just spectacular. The group leader shared lots of interesting tidbits about the birds' lives.

    September 16, 2013

  • Michelle A.

    Sorry, for the late notice, but given today's events I am not feeling up to tonight. My prayers to all victims of today's shootings.

    September 16, 2013

  • Michelle A.

    This sounds fun! And I live nearby so will be walking there. But if this helps anyone there is free garage parking across from RiteAid, off Walter Reed. There is also the Rt 16 bus (any of them) that run every 5-10 mins from Pentagon City.

    September 12, 2013

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