Birding for Beginners at Norristown Farm Park
Norristown Farm Park is a great location for some late summer bird sleuthing. No prior birding experience is necessary! Come join the fun as we search for clues and answers to such questions as: “Which birds are getting ready to migrate out for the season? How many goldfinch fledglings can we spot? Are any bluebirds still caring for a final summer brood? Are any phoebes, green herons, and red-tailed hawks around today at the old reservoir?” and more!
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. Both allow for easy walking and can also accommodate those who have limited mobility or utilize a scooter, walker, or wheelchair as well as families with strollers.
All ages and abilities are welcome, including children under 18 when accompanied by an adult. Bring binoculars if you have them, and dress for the weather, including hats and/or sunscreen. Accessible restroom facilities are on site.
Hosts: Lynn Sowden, Rebecca Blacketter
Co-sponsored by Valley Forge Audubon Society (valleyforgeaudubon.org) and Norristown Farm Park (https://www.montgomerycountypa.gov/874/Norristown-Farm-Park)
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). GPS coordinates 40.144157, -75.348572