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We meet on the first Saturday of every month at the Fran Uhler Natural Area in Bowie, Maryland. Meet at the gate by 7:30am (the park is gated, so once the trip leader locks the gate you'll need to park outside and walk in).
We host a morning bird walk on the third Saturday of every month at Governor Bridge Natural Area in Bowie, MD. Walking speed is usually close to glacial. Binoculars are encouraged (if you ask ahead we should be able to bring an extra pair to loan).
This walk happens on the first and third Thursday of every month. From September through March, the walks start at 3:00. From April through August, we start at 6:00.
Watch the seasons change at Artemesia! It's a little different every time you go. Late spring brings warblers, orioles, gnatcatchers. Summer brings nests - green herons, orioles, gnatcatchers, to name a few that have been found in the past. Fall brings more migrants and the disappearance of the nesting birds. Winter belongs to the water birds - ducks, geese, swans that spend their winters with us.
Bring water and wear sun protection. If you need to borrow binoculars or a field guide somebody usually has extras to share.