National Go Birding Day at MontCo’s Peter Wentz Farmstead
The Peter Wentz Farmstead, third in VFAS’s special series of birding at five Montgomery County parks this season, is a restored 18th century historic site, working farm, and home to great birding too. April 29 is National Go Birding Day — so let’s go!
This approximately 2-hour field trip will follow a 1-2 mile unpaved route as we explore for year-round and seasonal birds already into their mating and nesting activities. As a special treat, one of MontCo Parks’ volunteer bluebird nest-box monitors will again be joining us to show us how the boxes are monitored and maintained. At this time of year there may be some bluebird eggs, chicks, or even fledglings!
No prior knowledge of birds or birding is necessary to attend – beginners are always welcome. And please, bring the kids along, our programs are open to all ages, although children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Bring binoculars if you have them. Note: The path can sometimes be damp, so sturdy hiking shoes are recommended. There will be no restroom facilities available on site.
Co-sponsored by Valley Forge Audubon Society and Peter Wentz Farmstead.