Birding at MontCo’s Norristown Farm Park
The Montgomery County Parks system has a number of wonderful parks which provide excellent birdwatching opportunities. Join us for this new series as we explore five MontCo parks in the next four months, March through June.
We begin the series at Norristown Farm Park, a favorite of many with its varied habitats of woods, stream, natural field, and farmland. We’ll be checking for early migrants, such as red-winged blackbirds and catbirds. And as a special treat, one of NFP’s bluebird nest-box volunteers will be joining us to explain how they monitor and maintain the boxes used by this beautiful and once-endangered species.
This approximately 2-hour field trip will follow a 1-2 mile route along a wide, paved path and possibly a section of flat dirt path which allows for easy walking and can also accommodate those who have limited mobility or utilize a scooter, walker, or wheelchair.
No prior knowledge of birds or birding is necessary to attend – beginners are always welcome. And please, bring the kids along, even in strollers – our programs are open to all ages, although children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Bring binoculars if you have them, and dress for the weather.
Accessible restroom facilities are on site.
Location: Norristown Farm Park; Parking lot 3: turn off of Germantown Pike onto Barley Sheaf Drive, stay right and follow it back as it becomes Upper Farm Road and the entrance to the park. Follow the park road all the way down to where it dead ends at Parking Lot 3 (there is a sign).