Sunday morning

Middle Branch Park and Southwest Area Park
8:00 – 11:00 am
Cost: $25/person
Meeting Location: Middle Branch Park

Middle Branch Park is a 150 acres of woods and wetlands located on the “middle branch” of the Patapsco River near the Inner Harbor. Nearby, Southwest Area Park features open fields, forest and wetlands brimming with birds. More than 150 species have been recorded between the two parks in May. Sightings may include herons and shorebirds in the wetlands, and warblers, vireos and flycatchers in the forest. This trip will include one mile hikes along nature trails at both parks, and a 15-minute drive between sites. Morning coffee and mugs provided by David Rosario, State Farm agent. 

Wyman Park
8:00 – 11:00 am
Cost: $25/person
Meeting Location: Free parking along Beech Avenue near Wyman Park. After parking, meet the group at the corner of Beech Avenue and West 37th Street.

Wyman Park is 16 acres of open fields and hardwood forest along the steep slopes of Stony Run near the Johns Hopkins University campus. 100 species have been recorded here in May. Species may incude American Redstart, Magnolia Warbler, and Rose-breasted Grosbeak. This trip will include two miles of hiking on occassionally steep trails along the Stony Run. Morning coffee and mugs provided by David Rosario, State Farm agent.

Fort McHenry
8:00 – 11:00 am
Cost: $25/person
Meeting location: _______ at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine

“O say can you see…the Eastern Kingbird perched at 9 o’clock on that snag?” Fort McHenry is one of Baltimore’s most notable landmarks, and one the best birding hotspots in all of Maryland.196 species have been recorded here in May. Species seen during this trip may include Osprey and terns over the water, Great Blue Heron and shorebirds in the marsh, and several species of warbler, vireo and flycatcher in the trees. This hike will feature up to two miles of hiking on Fort McHenry’s pathways. Morning coffee and mugs provided by David Rosario, State Farm agent.

Reservations will be confirmed via email. No cancellations after May 5, 2017. Trips subject to weather cancellations.

 

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