8 a.m., Saturday mornings, April 7, 14, 21 and 28th.
Led by Orange Audubon, hosted in partnership with
Mead Botanical Garden Inc.
It’s spring which means, Mead Botanical Garden is the place to be to see an array of beautiful and unusual migratory birds. The garden is a favorite stopping point for birds to rest and refuel as they head north.
Learn from the experts! Join us for Saturday morning guided bird walks. Each Saturday morning in April, skilled guides from Orange Audubon will provide loaner binoculars and share their favorite tips on how to spot birds. The guides will lead you on a tour of the 47-acre Garden with frequent stops to see and photograph birds.
“I guarantee you’ll see something special when you visit Mead,” said Larry Martin, who along with John Thomton and Rene Thomas, lead the walks. “The male birds are especially beautiful now. They are wearing their ‘fancy clothes’ since they are heading home to mate.”
Mead’s habitat is especially attractive to birds. The wetlands, creek, pond and upland area with oaks and tall pines and abundant shrubs support the migrants as well as resident birds. Birds often seen at Mead include the Prairie Warbler, American Redstart, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, and Cedar Waxwings and baby Barred Owls. One owlet is often seen in the trees south of Alice’s Pond.
The bird walks are free; no reservation is necessary. Meet at the Mead Garden Clubhouse on Saturdays from 8 a.m. – about 10:30 a.m.