Birds at Bidgood Park with Catherine & Alison

Catherine Barrett and Alison Mews will lead a birding walk for Nature NL through Bidgood Park in The Goulds (St. John’s) on Sunday September 17th 2017, 8am – approximately 930am. Join us for this fall birding walk with an experienced and engaging birder.

We will meet at the Northwest corner of the park in the gravel parking lot on the left-hand side of Power’s road (from the turnoff on Backline Road). On the park map below, this is the secondary entrance parking lot, #4 on the map.

We’ll hope to see many different species of warblers as they migrate south for the winter.

Please dress very warmly as it is likely to be quite chilly in the morning. This event will proceed rain or shine. Bring binoculars if you own them (several pairs will be available to borrow if you do not have any). Please note that washrooms are not available at Bidgood’s Park. The trail is wheelchair accessible.

Memberships for Nature NL are available here: naturenl.ca/membership

Postponed: Winter tracking walk 2017

Postponed to Sat Feb 18th!

A winter walk in the country with members of Nature Newfoundland and Labrador.

Traditionally, Nature NL annually leads a winter field trip on snowshoes–when conditions are suitable.

This year, we plan a trip to practice our ability to identify animals by their tracks (mammals and birds) and trees and shrubs by their leaf-bud patterns using keys and guides.

When:  Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 10 AM

Meet:  Parking area off Old Broad Cove Road about 1.3 km west of Portugal Cove Road, across from       Maggies Place, next to the community mailbox location.

Rating and description:  About 4-5 km, 1-1.5 hours, of good, easy trails.

Comments:  Quads and snow machines have been using some of the trails we plan to follow but other trails have only had few snowshoers or skiers since late January snow falls.   At the time of writing, snowshoes would be an asset but hiking boots with ice grippers are suitable.  That could change, given our unpredictable weather.

Dress for the weather.  You may wish to carry snacks, water or a hot beverage.  We will take a   short rest break.

Leaders:  Allan Stein  arstein@mun.ca and Michael Collins  collinsm@mun.ca

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