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May 12 @ 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday, May 12. Blackwater River State Forest birding.
Join FMWAS birding this treasured local woodland of longleaf pine savannahs and coastal plain forest. Expect moderate, non-strenuous walking.
Bring a picnic lunch and drinks. With some luck, we could see or hear six species of woodpeckers, including the threatened Red-cockaded Woodpecker.
We also expect to hear the trills of the drab and secretive Bachman’s Sparrow’s song, and find it sitting stone still as it sings.
There are also resident breeding birds that we should see along the way – some blue, some indigo, some orange and black, and others black and gray.
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Some spring wildflowers should still be in bloom, including carnivorous pitcher plants.
Meet at 7:30 a.m. in the parking lot behind McDonald’s located on Hwy 90 in Milton. Return by mid-afternoon.
Field trips are open to the public and free of charge, but contributions are appreciated. All experience levels are welcome. Bring binoculars and/or a spotting scope. Sunscreen, insect protection, appropriate shoes, hat, water, and snacks or lunch are recommended on all trips. Please refrain from wearing scented cologne, perfumes or aftershave on field trips. It distracts from the experience in nature, and some participants are highly sensitive to it.
Carpooling is encouraged. Questions? Call Lucy Duncan at 932-4792 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.