Wildlife Nature Walk!
Saturday, August 15th
9 to 11 a.m.
Fred Archibald Nature Sanctuary
August is a great time to view summer wildflowers and the butterflies that nectar on them. Many
late brood swallowtails, skippers, and monarchs are beginning to fly so
we should have a good opportunity to see (and perhaps photograph) a
sampling of our butterfly fauna.
Fall migration will also be getting underway for some of our songbirds. Early migrant species could include vireos, warblers, orioles, and tanagers. And
there will still be some of our summer resident birds finishing up
their breeding activities (field sparrows, cardinals, catbirds,
chipping sparrows) or just starting them (goldfinches).
So come on out to the Fred Archibald Sanctuary for a couple of hours on August 15th and see how the wildlife are beating the August heat.
Directions: Meet at the sanctuary entrance at 9 a.m. The sanctuary
entrance is on the east side of Boyer's Mill Road, just one mile north
of Rte. 144 in New Market. People of all ages are welcome. Be sure to
wear sturdy shoes, and bring a hat and sunscreen. There are no rest
room facilities at the sanctuary, and the walk will be cancelled in the
event of inclement weather.
For more information, contact David Smith at email@example.com or Bob Schaefer at 301-831-5660 or firstname.lastname@example.org
|Save the date for an exciting walk in September!
We will be tagging monarch butterflies
at the Audrey Carroll Sanctuary on September 19th.
A great educational and photographic opportunity!
Interested in becoming a member or volunteering?