For: Winter residents
Rain Date: None
Leaders: Dorothy Bedford (609-658-1894, email@example.com) and Patty Werth
Note: This is a walking outing. The impoundment at JHNWR is a celebrated winter waterfowl destination providing forage adjacent to the Delaware River. Unlike most other WCBC waterfowl trips, it is ALL WALKING. The Wetland Loop is 3.5 miles and is expected to take 3 hours if we do the entire loop (although last year there was so much to see we only covered 1.7 miles, to the observation tower and back). More refuge information at https://www.fws.gov/refuge/john-heinz-tinicum/visit-us. This is a joint walk with Valley Forge Audubon Society.
Note that the visitor center is closed on Sundays but there are latrines available on site. There is also a Wawa with facilities at the intersection of Rt 291 and South 84th Street, en route to the Refuge.
Directions: John Heinz NWR. 8601 Lindbergh Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19153 (NOT the Rt 420 access).