Date - April 22, 2018
7:15 am - 12:00 pm
Brendan Byrne State Forest with Sandra Keller (2 start times)
This gem of a pine barrens preserve (also known as Lebonan State Forest) has many different habitat types – not just the dry, upland forests that most people associate with the pine barrens – but open successional areas, cedar bogs, cranberry bogs, etc. We will hit all the different habitat types. All areas are accessible by car with limited walking once we reach an area.
For a list of possible species for the trip, please see eBird and the Brendan Byrne hot spot and look at the bar graphs. But keep in mind that this area is very under birded. I look forward to adding to the ebird data for April to this hotspot. The trip will go until around noon.
The date is on the border of when a lot of species return, so if any doubt about certain species, please email me.
Be prepared for ticks this time of year although we won’t be bushwhacking.
Directions – the headquarters is accessible off of either Rt. 70 or Rt. 72. I prefer Rt. 70 as it is well marked with signs. There is a Wawa along Rt. 72 for those who need food before we start. Please have a full tank of gas before we start. This Wawa does not sell gas. I do request that those interested in the trip please email me and let me know.
****Additional Barred Owl search**** meet at headquarters parking lot at 5:00 AM We will listen for owls in the woods.
Free to all members and non-members
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