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Birding at the Arboretum: The Wetlands and Tree Canopy (May 2, 8-11am)
Keith Russell
Audubon Urban Important Bird Area Coordinator

Join Keith as we explore some of the hotspots for birds at the Morris Arboretum. We will visit the Arboretum's natural areas including wetlands, meadows, and the woodlands along the Wissahickon Creek. These areas provide great habitat for a wide variety of birds year-round. We will see resident birds as well as migrating warblers, thrushes, vireos and other songbirds. We will also have a chance to look for birds on the tree canopy exhibit, Out on a Limb, which provides a great vantage point for viewing birds at treetop level. This session is for beginning or experienced bird watchers. Keith will supply field guides.

Bring your binoculars. Park in the meadow next to the Arboretum entrance kiosk.

Saturday, May 2
8-11 a.m.
Single class scheduled on 5/2/2015 at 8:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $25.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $30.00 ea.

Philadelphia Birding Hotspot: Tacony Creek Park (May 16, 7:45-11:45am)
Keith Russell
Audubon Urban Important Bird Area Coordinator

Join us for a morning of birding at Tacony Creek Park - one of Philadelphia's lesser known birding hotspots. We will see migrating birds as well as birds that nest in the Park. Located in Philadelphia, Tacony Creek Park contains 302 acres, half of which is designated as natural lands. The Park has been a focal point for invasive species removal and native tree and shrub plantings, all of which has helped to increase the bird population. The park is part of a wildlife corridor that provides good habitat for migrating birds. Keith will provide field guides. Meet at the Arboretum. We will travel by small bus. Park in the meadow to the left of the entrance kiosk. Bring your binoculars.

Saturday, May 16
7:45-11:45 a.m.
Single class scheduled on 5/16/2015 at 7:45AM
 
Attendees: 1 $40.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $45.00 ea.

Houston Meadows: A Unique Bird Habitat (June 6, 8-11am)
Keith Russell
Audubon Urban Important Bird Area Coordinator

According to Keith Russell, "It is hard to believe that you are in the city in Houston Meadows!" We will spend the morning exploring and discovering the Meadow's breeding bird species such as field sparrows, orchard orioles, eastern bluebirds, and perhaps rarities such as blue grosbeak or yellow-breasted chat. Houston Meadows, which is very close to the Arboretum in the Wissahickon section of Fairmount Park, is a unique open meadow. This type of habitat is rapidly disappearing in urban areas and it is great to have it nearby. Thanks to Keith, funding was secured for this important grassland where birds and native plants are now abundant. We will meet at the Houston Meadows playground. Bring binoculars. Meet at the Houston Playground.

Directions to Houston Playground: From the Arboretum, turn left onto Northwestern Avenue to Germantown Avenue; turn left and go ½ mile up the hill to W. Bells Mill Road. Turn right on W. Bells Mill, cross Forbidden Drive and follow to first left at Lykens Lane. Go 0.2 miles to Manatawna Avenue and turn left. Take the 1st right onto Wissahickon Avenue. Cross Clyde and turn left onto Grakyn Lane (one-way street). Park along Grakyn and meet in front of the Houston Playground pavilion.

Saturday, June 6
8-11 a.m.
Single class scheduled on 6/6/2015 at 8:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $25.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $30.00 ea.

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