Birding for Beginners at Harriet Wetherill Park

This lovely park is gaining in popularity as birders come to appreciate the number of bird species attracted to the native plants and varied habitat available here.  Spring is a great time for those new to birding as the birds are plentiful and visible, with many migrating into and through our area while others begin their mating and nesting activities.

We may see everything from killdeer and hawks in the cultivated and natural fields, to woodpeckers and just-arriving orioles, warblers, and hummingbirds in the woods and butterfly garden.  The little stream flowing through is a perfect spot to attract thrushes, green herons, and cedar waxwings.   We will take about 2 hours on the 1+ mile paved and natural paths for a relaxed exploration of these various areas.

While this trip is targeted at those new to birding, all experience levels and age groups are welcome to join us. Bring binoculars if you have them; the guides will have several pairs to lend.  Sturdy, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

There are accessible restroom facilities on site.

Please note: this park has two entrances.  Be sure to use the main entrance, coming in off of Butler Pike to the large parking area, where we will meet.


Date

Apr 24 2024

Time

8:30 am

Location

Harriet Wetherill Park
2642 Butler Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA, USA
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Organizer

Lynn Sowden
Phone
215-813-3203

Other Organizers

Connie Stevenson
Jim Ermer