Wake Audubon BIRDWALK: Fred Fletcher Park, 730 Washington Street, Raleigh, NC
FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. SHARP and ending by 9:30 a.m. Please allow extra time for commuter traffic. Note parking instructions below.
Leader: Erla Beegle; [masked] or text/call her at[masked]
****Meet at the MARSH OVERLOOK, which is the lowest part of the park; park on Washington Street near Glenwood Avenue intersection. Parking is free on that road. You must park within 12 inches of the curb. (Please note that Fred Fletcher Park has several entrances. Read the parking signs CAREFULLY so that your car is not ticketed.)
I drive a 2013 Gray Nissan Rogue. Back plate 0PTMYSTC, front plate says "His Eye Is On The Sparrow".
Fred Fletcher Park is a good beginner's birdwalk: paved walkways and a short walk with several habitats, and birds that tend to be used to humans. But it MIGHT not be worth driving a long way for this park, unless you are going to head to the downtown museums or drive over to Mid Pines and Yates Mill afterwards (I have a commitment at 9:30).
Fred Fletcher Park has a VERY SMALL marsh and thicket, plus some mowed fields with trees and shrubs. Fred Fletcher Park might give us a surprising number of birds for an urban park.
NOTE: There is only a portapotty at this park -- please plan accordingly (Starbucks and MacDonalds nearby on Peace just west of Glenwood, but you have to drive there, so allow extra time.)
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