Pine Barrens for Birds and Botany (Joint Trip with Philadelphia Botanical Club)
As part of the City Nature Challenge, the Delaware Valley Ornithological Club and the Philadelphia Botanical Club are partnering to host a trip to the New Jersey Pine Barrens. We’ll find diverse plants, birds, fungi, insects and more – and have fun documenting them on iNaturalist! Our tentative agenda includes a start at the Huber Prairie Warbler Preserve (for possible prothonotary, hooded and of course prairie warblers – and others), followed by a walk at the Franklin Parker Preserve (deservedly known as a place to see the classic pine barrens plants; we’ll pick up some waders, shorebirds and raptors). Species likely to be in bloom include Pyxidanthera barbulata (pixiemoss), Kalmia buxifolia (sandmyrtle), and Hudsonia ericoides (goldenheather). We may finish with a stop near the Carranza Memorial. Details TBD – the agenda may change depending on reports closer to the date. Walk with us as long as you’d like, dress for ticks and don’t forget to bring food and water.
Registration is required, and the trip is limited to 14 participants. This is potentially an all-day trip, with visits to several spots, if the weather cooperates and if there’s time/interest.
Directions will be provided upon registration.
Leaders: Anne Bekker, firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-586-0636; and Janet Novak, email@example.com or 215-534-6700 (cell).
Free to all members and non-members
RegisterAvailable Spaces: 13/14
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