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FIELD TRIP- BLACKWATER RIVER STATE FOREST

May 14 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join Lucy and Bob Duncan and FMWAS birding this treasured local woodland of longleaf pine savannahs and coastal plain forest. Expect moderate, non-strenuous walking. Bring a picnic or snacks, something to drink, and a folding chair to enjoy a quiet midday repast in the forest. 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. You may want to study up and learn the Bachman’s song and the calls of the Red-cockadeds so that you will recognize them when you hear them.

www.Xeno-canto.org is an excellent source for bird sounds.) 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.

Can you figure those out? Some spring wildflowers will be in bloom, including carnivorous pitcher plants.

Meet at 7:30 a.m. in the parking lot behind McDonald’s located at 6485 Caroline Drive in Milton. Return by mid-afternoon.

The trip will have a limited number of participants. To register, contact Lucy Duncan at town_point@bellsouth.net and provide your full name, telephone number, and email.

Field trips are open to the public and free of charge, but contributions are appreciated. All experience levels are welcome. Field trips require reservations. To secure your space, email Lucy Duncan at town_point@bellsouth.net. Provide your full name and phone number.

Bring binoculars/spotting scope, sun­screen, insect protection, appropriate shoes, hat, water, and snacks or lunch. Please do not wear scented cologne, perfumes or after­shave.

Questions? Call Lucy Duncan, at 850-932-4792.

Details

Date:
May 14
Time:
7:30 am - 12:00 pm

Organizer

Lucy & Bob Duncan
Phone:
850-932-4792
Email:
town_point@bellsouth.net

Venue

Blackwater River State Forest
Munson Hwy
milton, FL 32570 United States
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