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Autumn Avian Delights
September 19, 2023 | 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Each autumn, raptors and songbirds flock across our forests and fields, following age-old instincts to fly south for the winter. Natural Lands’ diverse habitats sustain a variety of avian species.
Bring your binoculars and join Mike Niven, volunteer team leader for Natural Lands’ crew of volunteer bird surveyors, for a morning walk around ChesLen Preserve’s wetlands. We’ll look for migratory and resident birds, and other wetland species.
Note: parking for this event is at Corcoran’s Bridge: 1722 Embreeville Rd, Coatesville, PA 19320
ChesLen Preserve is the largest privately owned nature preserve open to the public in Chester County. Miles of marked hiking trails lead visitors through shady woodlands, flower-filled meadows, farm fields, and stream valleys.
Visitors can also explore Ollie Owl’s NaturePlayGround, where young explorers can climb logs, build stick tee-pees, hunt for bugs, explore small streams, and get a little dirty, tired, and inspired. Free play is encouraged and is a great way for kids to gain an appreciation for nature.
Before you go:
- Birders of all experience levels are welcome.
- We’ll walk one to two miles at a leisurely pace.
- Trails may be rocky in places.
- Bring binoculars and bird identification guides.
- Please leave your four-legged friends at home.
- Note: parking for this event is at Corcoran’s Bridge: 1722 Embreeville Rd, Coatesville, PA 19320
Help us all stay safe:
- If you are sick or feeling unwell, please stay home.
- Masking is optional. Participants may choose to mask at any time.
Registration required to reserve your spot. Please complete and submit the secure, on-line registration form below, or contact Martha. Event is free for all.
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