Guided Bird Walk

Birding at the EJC Arboretum
Birding at the EJC Arboretum
Venue
Edith J. Carrier Arboretum
Address
780 University Blvd.
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
Region Shenandoah Valley
Locality Harrisonburg City
Date(s)/Time:
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 (8:00 AM-9:00 AM)
Phone: (540) 568-3194
Email turnbugl@jmu.edu
Guided Bird Walk www.jmu.edu/arboretum

Birding enthusiasts can enjoy a guided bird walk on over 3 miles of winding trails to explore the 125-acre woodland preserve. Led by expert Greg Moyers, through the oak-hickory forest that hosts a variety of spring and fall migrants, including blackpoll and bay-breasted warblers. Nesting songbirds include white-eyed and red-eyed vireo, white-breasted nuthatch, eastern towhee, eastern wood-peewee, Arcadian flycatcher, Swainson's thrush and American redstart. The botanical gardens provide an ever-changing display of blooms attracting a myriad of pollinators throughout the growing season. In summer, the pond is home to swarms of dragonflies and damselflies dominated by eastern pond hawk, widow skimmer, common whitetail, and eastern amber-wing. If you prefer exploring nature through educational programs, the arboretum offers classes, lectures, tours, travel programs and other special events.




Last Updated: 2/9/2015 9:58 AM
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