Week of Events
UNFORTUNATELY, DUE TO WEATHER, THIS TRIP IS CANCELLED. Half day. Explore the diverse habitats in this one-square mile refuge at the confluence of the Potomac and Occoquan Rivers in Woodbridge, Virginia. A variety of raptors and migratory warblers, vireos, thrushes and flycatchers should be present, and rails and bitterns are possibilities. Start at the parking lot in the center of the refuge at 7:30 a.m. Limit: 12. For reservations (required), contact one of the CO-LEADERS: Mike Bowen at 202-236-0510 or [email protected] or Gerry Hawkins at 571-277-8406 or [email protected]. Directions: From Maryland, take Rt. 495 south to I-95 south LEFT Exit 161 (Woodbridge), follow Rt. 1 south, cross the Occoquan River, turn left at the light onto Dawson Beach Rd. and follow this road to the end.
Save the date! The much anticipated annual Social, after several cancellations, will return to the beautiful setting of Woodend, the Chevy Chase home of the Audubon Naturalist Society. We plan to meet in person to honor the Member of the Year, enjoy members’ presentation of their most beloved recent photographs, and have a delicious dinner. Look for more information in future communications.
THIS TRIP IS FULL. Half-day trip starting at the Blue Mash Nature Trail, where we will look for a variety of songbirds and other species. Then we will drive over to the adjacent Oaks Landfill to look for raptors, Blue Grosbeaks, and possible Dickcissels and Grasshopper Sparrows. Limit: 12. Start at 7 a.m. at 20500 Zion Road, Laytonsville, Md. For reservations (required), contact the LEADER: Mark England at [email protected] or 240-308-4114.