Join biologist Nick Spero on a winter hike to look for bald eagles! This is a great time of year to see them! We may also see some Lesser Scaup, Hooded Mergansers, and Common Mergansers.
Location: Loch Raven Dam, 9762 Loch Raven Drive. Park your car and meet in the large parking lot just north of the dam.
Difficulty: Moderately Strenuous (derived from the combination of cold weather and decent hiking - please don't underestimate the cold!)
What to wear: PREPARE FOR THE COLD!!! Dress in warm layers with non-cotton articles of clothing, and don't forget to wear gloves, mittens, hats, scarves, etc.
What to bring: binoculars and guidebooks if you have any!
Register to attend: https://marylandnature.org/events/
Opportunity: A volunteer is needed to sign-in participants and collect waivers. If you would like to volunteer the event cost is waived. Please contact Emily at [masked] for more information.
As always this time of year, snow is a possibility! Please check back on our website, Meetup, or our Facebook page in the case of cancellation or postponement if snow is a possibility. We will try to make the call the day before at the latest.
Nick Spero is a biologist who loves to observe wildlife. He was featured on NPR talking about foraging. Check out the awesome video: https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/10/13/557158017/video-harvesting-a-wild-lunch-with-a-master-forager.
Nick, like most of the other people leading NHSM, is a volunteer, so your money will go directly to support the programs, the nature collections, and the building that make this kind of nature education possible. Donate or become a member of the Natural History Society of Maryland by visiting https://marylandnature.org/support-maryland-nature/.
Photo credit: Ron Holmes | https://digitalmedia.fws.gov/digital/collection/natdiglib/id/11633/rec/12