No, they’re not exactly “flying reptiles,” but birds are closely related to dinosaurs — and one of the greatest ways to connect with nature.
Children can learn the ways of birds — and the strategies of birders — Saturday, May 11, during a walk along the trails at Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge in Stroudsburg, PA.
From hovering hummingbirds to soaring hawks and eagles, birds capture our imagination like no other group of animals. On a short walk on a May morning, hikers may see between 30 and 40 kinds of birds. Large herons and wading birds can stand 5 feet tall and fly on elongated wings with their feet trailing behind. Smaller crows and hawks can be seen on a favorite perch or moving through the air, using the wind to propel them higher and higher above us. Sparrows can fit in the palm of your hand, but are more often seen foraging, moving through the small shrubs.
If you have a bird book or some old binoculars at home, please bring them along. We will have some field guides to look through and some loaner binoculars to share. We’ll bring the spotting scope to see some of the perching or soaring birds. Come along and explore!
This event is part of the Water Wiser Kids Series sponsored by Brodhead Watershed Association, funded by a Dr. Claus Jordan Endowment Grant from Lehigh Valley Health Network Pocono Foundation.
This event is suitable for elementary-age children, who must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Free, but registration is required by contacting email@example.com, 570-839-1120, or 570-629-2727.