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Join Wake Audubon for a free birdwalk at the 117-acre E Carroll Joyner Park, on SATURDAY, MARCH 30, from 8:00 to about 10:00 a.m. Leader is Kim Dewey Leader is Erla Beegle ([masked],[masked]) The address is 701 Harris Road, Wake Forest (one mile east of Capital Boulevard and three miles north of 98/Capital interchange). Turn right (east) on Harris and follow Harris Road for about a half-mile and the park appears on your right. Plan on walking about 2 miles (mostly paved, but a couple of grassy sections) as we explore the park and look for birds and other wildlife. The park is open dawn to dusk. http://www.wakeforestnc.gov/joyner-park.aspx Ebird information on birds sighted at Joyner: http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L1057149 E Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road, Wake Forest NC (meet in main parking lot) Note: Park has construction going on.
This is posted in the Leisure Ledger (Raleigh Recreation and Parks). It is also a Wake Audubon Society event. Nature Walk at Horseshoe Farm Nature Preserve, 2900 Horse Shoe Farm Rd, FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2019, from 8 am to 9:30 am Leader: L Erla Beegle, [masked] ([masked]) Text or call with questions:[masked] This event is Free. Open to ages 12 and up All participants need to sign up with Raleigh Recreation and Parks, and/or sign a form when they arrive for the walk. Participants should be prepared to walk about a mile in sun and shade (mostly sun) For beginning and advanced birders alike Participants should bring their own binoculars, but we may have a few that you can borrow. Please pack water. The park has a dry restroom. There is a water fountain near the old farmhouse. Some trails are not paved. This Horseshoe Farm walk was planned back in November 2018 for publication in the Leisure Ledger, in cooperation with Wake Audubon Society. Dates of the three walks: Saturday, March 23; Friday April 5; Saturday, May 11.
Wake Audubon Kayak Trip at Roberston Millpond Preserve, 6333 Robertson Pond Road, Wendell, NC 27591 Saturday, April 6, 2019, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. ***NOTE NEW TIME!*** Explore one of Wake County’s most unique places by water! The millpond is a blackwater swamp, home to species like prothonotary warbler, anhinga, and cottonmouth. We’ll explore the paddling trail from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. STRICT Limit 12 of participants, who MUST RSVP directly to Ernie. The RSVP on MEETUP is limited to *1* so that no one RSVPs here and thinks they are signed up! Canoes and paddling equipment provided. Leaders: Ernie Hahn (ejhahn@ gmail.com,[masked]) and Mary Frazer (frazem4@hotmail. com) Email them asap and list your NAME(s) and phone number for contacting you. Save your confirmation email that shows you are registered. Pack a change of clothes (in the car) and do not leave valuables in the car. No pets. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Participants must be able to paddle a canoe and swim (in the event of tipping). Make sure you UPDATE your RSVP if you are unable to go. For more information about this preserve, see: http://www.wakegov.com/parks/robertsonmillpond/Pages/default.aspx
Volunteer for the Wake Audubon table at: Raulston Blooms! A Garden Festival for All Ages Saturday, April 6, 2019 – 10:00 AM–4:00 PM Contact for volunteering for Wake Audubon: Alexia Maneschi at [masked] and indicate whether you can volunteer for Shift 1 (9:30-12:30) or Shift 2 (1:00 to 4:00 plus cleanup) What is "Raulston Blooms"? Fun for the whole family! Learn, shop for your garden, get great ideas, and enjoy gourmet treats while supporting the JC Raulston Arboretum. We're rolling out the red carpet for members, home gardeners, families, and children by offering a day that's packed with garden and nature activities, shopping, and outdoor fun. • JCRA Spring Plant Sale – plus select guest plant vendors • 18th Annual Birdhouse Competition • Gardening talks – learn from the experts • Hands-on fun for children and families • Invited artists and craftsmen • Food trucks and NC State Howling Cow ice cream cups • Educational displays and demonstrations There is free parking on Beryl Road (watch the "No Parking" signs). There is a $5 entry fee to the festival (volunteers pay, too - it's for a worthy cause!). Plants will be for sale, too (bring a box and a tarp for your car). Location: 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh NC This is always a lot of fun and it is a VERY well-attended event. All but the birdhouses are outside. Help Wake Audubon Society by volunteering at our table outside under a canopy. We will have displays, items for purchase, and handouts about wildlife conservation. Check out the prize winning bird house boxes and see the "wildlife gardens" at the arboretum and the plant sale! More information: http://www.ncsu.edu/jcraulstonarboretum/index.php and https://jcra.ncsu.edu/events/details.php?ID=1943 and https://jcra.ncsu.edu/events/details.php?ID=1942