Calendar of Events › Field Trips

June 21, 2018

Every Thursday Morning Exton Park, Exton, PA

For: Seasonal birds

Place: Exton Park, 8:30 a.m.

Leader: Various leaders in conjunction with Friends of Exton Park

Note: Formerly known as Church Farm Pond and now a part of Exton Park, this pond and surrounding wetland had been a popular birding spot for years.

Google MapDirections: From the intersection of Routes 30 and 202, drive west along Route 30 and turn right on Valley Creek Blvd. At the end of the road, make a left on Swedesford Road and park in the gravel parking lot on your left where the perimeter trail starts. This is a 1.5 mile walk and will take between 1.5 and 2 hours.

Exton Park

Start: June 21, 2018 8:30 am
End: June 21, 2018 10:30 am

June 16, 2018

Chino Farms IBA, MD

For: Dickcissel and other sparrows

Google MapPlace: Painters Crossing, 7:00 a.m.

Leader: Bob Murray (610-644-5440, rmurray@murraymicro.com)

Note: Chino Farms is a privately owned tract of land near Chestertown, MD which has been restored to a native grassland. Nesting bird species include Northern Bobwhite, Grasshopper Sparrow and Dickcissel. Bob will also stop along the way home in other locations in Delaware depending on what is being seen. This is mostly a walk of about 2 miles on a flat field.
Bring lunch, this is an all day trip.

Carpooling: Meet at Painters Crossing, PA, on the northwest corner of US Routes 1 and 202. Departure time 7:00 a.m

Chino Farms IBA

Start: June 16, 2018 7:00 am
End: June 16, 2018 5:00 pm

June 14, 2018

Every Thursday Morning Exton Park, Exton, PA

For: Seasonal birds

Place: Exton Park, 8:30 a.m.

Leader: Various leaders in conjunction with Friends of Exton Park

Note: Formerly known as Church Farm Pond and now a part of Exton Park, this pond and surrounding wetland had been a popular birding spot for years.

Google MapDirections: From the intersection of Routes 30 and 202, drive west along Route 30 and turn right on Valley Creek Blvd. At the end of the road, make a left on Swedesford Road and park in the gravel parking lot on your left where the perimeter trail starts. This is a 1.5 mile walk and will take between 1.5 and 2 hours.

Exton Park

Start: June 14, 2018 8:30 am
End: June 14, 2018 10:30 am

June 9, 2018

East Branch Brandywine Trail, Downingtown, PA

For: Summer residents

Place: Lot off Rt. 322 just East of the Railroad Bridge, 8:00 a.m.

Leaders: Judy White (610-429-1409, jwhite133@comcast.net) and
Pat Messner (484-716-7564, patmessner32@gmail.com)

Note: Half-day trip, 2.6 miles of fairly flat paved walkway, with benches and plenty of shade.

Directions: From Downingtown, take East Rt.322, go under the railroad bridge and look for the lot on the left side of the road. From West Chester, go West on Rt. 322 and when you see the trestle ahead, look for the lot on the right.

East Branch Brandywine Trail

Start: June 9, 2018 8:00 am
End: June 9, 2018 12:00 pm

June 7, 2018

Every Thursday Morning Exton Park, Exton, PA

For: Seasonal birds

Place: Exton Park, 8:30 a.m.

Leader: Various leaders in conjunction with Friends of Exton Park

Note: Formerly known as Church Farm Pond and now a part of Exton Park, this pond and surrounding wetland had been a popular birding spot for years.

Google MapDirections: From the intersection of Routes 30 and 202, drive west along Route 30 and turn right on Valley Creek Blvd. At the end of the road, make a left on Swedesford Road and park in the gravel parking lot on your left where the perimeter trail starts. This is a 1.5 mile walk and will take between 1.5 and 2 hours.

Exton Park

Start: June 7, 2018 8:30 am
End: June 7, 2018 10:30 am

June 5, 2018

Okehocking Preserve, Chester County, PA

For: Summer residents, butterflies, etc.

Place: Okehocking Preserve parking lot, 8:00 a.m.

Leaders: Sue Lucas (610-647-4779, sue.lucas@comcast.net)

Note: Trip is an approximately two- to three-hour walk covering about 2 miles with some moderate hills.

Directions: From West Chester, take Route 3 East.  After passing Route 926, at the next light (DelChester Road) make a u-turn and come back to the Okehocking Parking lot.

Start: June 5, 2018 8:00 am
End: June 5, 2018 12:00 pm

June 3, 2018

CANCELED-Nottingham Park, Nottingham, PA-CANCELED

For: Pine, Palm & Prairie Warblers and other passerines

Place: Nottingham Park Office, 150 Park Road , Nottingham, PA 19362 at 8:15 a.m.

Leaders: Michael Harvell & Lisa Tull (610-935-0817 pygmynut@comcast.net)

Note: Dedicated in 1963, this is the first Chester County Park. It sits atop one of the largest serpentine barrens on the East Coast. Recognized by the National Park Service in 2008 for its natural history and conservation efforts.

Note: A half day trip covering about 2.3 miles on unpaved moderately steep trails. Wear sturdy shoes. Bring sunscreen, water and snacks. Those who wish to can enjoy lunch in the park after our walk.

Directions: Take Route 1 south to Route 272. Turn left onto 272 south then turn right at first right, Herr Drive. In about 1500 feet, take the first right onto Old Baltimore Pike, then the first right onto Park Road. Headquarters will be on the left.

Carpooling: Meet at Painters Crossing, PA, on the northwest corner of US Routes 1 and 202. Departure time 7:15 a.m.

Nottingham County Park

Start: June 3, 2018 8:15 am
End: June 3, 2018 12:00 pm

June 2, 2018

Stroud Preserve, Chester County, PA

For: Summer residents, butterflies, etc.

Google MapPlace: Stroud Preserve parking lot, 8:00 a.m.

Leaders: Martin Page (610-359-9887, Martin_Page@msn.com) and
Bob Pierce (610-594-0625, rwp61@verizon.net)

Note: Trip is an approximately two- to three-hour walk covering about 2 miles with some moderate hills.

Note: From West Chester, take Route 162 west for about 2 miles and turn left onto North Creek Road. The parking lot is on the right.

Stroud Preserve

Start: June 2, 2018 8:00 am
End: June 2, 2018 12:00 pm

May 31, 2018

Every Thursday Morning Exton Park, Exton, PA

For: Seasonal birds

Place: Exton Park, 8:30 a.m.

Leader: Various leaders in conjunction with Friends of Exton Park

Note: Formerly known as Church Farm Pond and now a part of Exton Park, this pond and surrounding wetland had been a popular birding spot for years.

Google MapDirections: From the intersection of Routes 30 and 202, drive west along Route 30 and turn right on Valley Creek Blvd. At the end of the road, make a left on Swedesford Road and park in the gravel parking lot on your left where the perimeter trail starts. This is a 1.5 mile walk and will take between 1.5 and 2 hours.

Exton Park

Start: May 31, 2018 8:30 am
End: May 31, 2018 10:30 am

CANCELED-Horseshoe Crab Migration – NJ Beaches-CANCELED

For: Migrants, shorebirds, and horseshoe crab spawning

Place: Heislerville NWP, Maurice River, NJ, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 PM

Leader: Dave Davis (267-251-7648, kilmorreyinc@ccis.net) and Rita Modesti (610-304-1832, rmo54@yahoo.com)

Note: This trip will visit locations along Route 47 from Matt’s Landing/Heislerville and South to the Cape May NWP/Woodcock Trail. This is a full day trip. There will be minimal walking involved.

Directions: Meet at 8:00 am at Wawa. 3904 NJ Route 47, Millville, NJ 08332. Call leader to confirm your joining and to verify meeting location.

Start: May 31, 2018 8:00 am
End: May 31, 2018 3:30 pm
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