GLOUCESTER – On Saturday, October 26, the Northern Neck Audubon Society (NNAS) will conduct a bird walk at 8:30 a.m. at Beaverdam Park near Gloucester Court House. This walk will be led by Frank Schaff.
This beautiful park has a 63.5 acre lake and many trails for bird watching. Among the many possible sightings are early winter ducks, osprey, herons, swallows, belted kingfishers, warblers, woodpeckers, mute swans, pied billed grebes, hawks and bald eagles.
To reach Beaverdam Park, follow Route 17 south from Saluda Courthouse approximately 13.5 miles. You will see the hospital on the left. At the next light after the hospital, turn left onto Business Rt. 17 (Main Street). Go .4 mile and turn left onto Rt. 616 (Roaring Springs Rd.). Go 2.4 miles to the main park entrance. Follow the road to the main parking lot by the lake. Meet at the ranger station at the edge of the lake.
Please call Frank Schaff at 804-462-0084 to let him know you are coming in case the walk is cancelled. Several pairs of loaner binoculars will be available.
Visit northernneckaudubon.org for information on upcoming events.