Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Morris Arboretum Wetlands Provide an Ideal Site for Bird-Sightings

 Male Baltimore Oriole that nests at the wetlands every year
and during migration can be seen throughout the Morris Arboretum.

If you’ve ever driven by the Morris Arboretum’s wetlands and meadow on your way up the hill to visit the garden and never stopped, you are missing out on some wonderful wildlife.

On May 12th from 8am-10am, join expert birder Ruth Pfeffer to learn about the birds found at the Morris Arboretum during the spring season. The wetlands area provides great habitat for a wide variety of birds year-round, but it really comes alive in spring. You’ll see resident nesting birds and spring migrants as they move north for the summer. You’ll learn about the species richness of this very important wildlife area and what makes it such a great place for our feathered friends. Attendees should bring binoculars. Leader, Ruth Pfeffer will provide the wealth of her expertise and enthusiasm about her subject that is infectious, plus a spotting scope and birding books. Loaner binoculars are available. 

Cost is $20 for Arboretum members and $25 for non-members.

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