Roanoke Valley Bird Club

RVBC Field Trips

 

(For any additional information please contact Linda Cory at 540-580-5214 or
RVBC2015@outlook.com)


October 10th, Wednesday, 8AM
Second Wednesday Bird Walk at Greenfield
Join Barry Whitt (309-4353) for a bird walk on the Cherry Blossom Trail at
Greenfield. We will walk around Greenfield Lake in search for waterfowl and songbirds.
The walk will be mostly flat walking for about 1 mile. Other walking at the
property may include the grassy area overlooking the lake or the trail down to the
lower pond. Bring your spotting scopes! Some folks may want to visit Ballast Point
brewery at 11AM for lunch after the walk. They have a veranda that overlooks the
lake.
Directions: Take Exit 150B on I81 and follow signs to Route 220N. Go aoub 4 miles
and take a left at the entrance to the Greenfield Education and Training Center,
across from the entrance to Ashley Plantation. Park in the second lot on the right.

October 13th, Saturday, 7:30AM
Birding at Beaver Pond
Meet Eunice Hudgins (389-4056) and Linda Cory (580-5214) at the Orange Market
at Hanging Rock at 7:30AM to carpool to George and Betsy Barker’s “Beaver
Pond” in Craig County. Wear sturdy shoes, warm clothes and bring a packed
lunch/drink. You can choose to walk around the farm and woods area or do some
porch birding overlooking the Barker’s many feeders. This property includes a beaver
pond, wetland area, open pastures as well as woodland trails. In the past, we
have been treated to Rose-breasted Grosbeak, a resident albino Red-Tailed Hawk,
Snipe and several butterfly species.
Directions: The Hanging Rock Orange Market is at 1823 Thompson Memorial Drive,
Roanoke (just off of I-81 at either Exits 140 or 141).

October 27th, Saturday, 8:00AM
Fenwick Mines
Meet Educator Bill Hunley (467-3477) at the Orange Market in Hanging Rock at 8:00
a.m. to carpool to Fenwick Mines and surrounds. A favorite of the Roanoke Valley
Bird Club, this trip covers a wide range of habitats in a relatively small area. This
includes open fields, a small pond, wetlands, a mountain stream and mixed pine
and hardwood forests. The Fenwick Nature Trail is one mile of easy walking. We
will look for a variety of birds and hope for Red Crossbills which have been spotted
there in years past.
Directions: The Hanging Rock Orange Market is at 1823 Thompson Memorial Drive,
Roanoke (just off of I-81 at either Exits 140 or 141).

November 3, Saturday, 8:00AM
Waid Park
Meet President Kent Davis (355-6388) at the park entrance for an easy to moderate
walk through the park. The park covers 512 acres with a variety of habitat from
woodland species to waterfowl. We will be exploring the nature trails and wetland
areas surrounding the Pigg River. Wear sturdy, waterproof shoes for possible wet
terrain. We should conclude before noon, but there are picnic table if you choose
to bring a packed lunch.
Directions: From Roanoke at Tanglewood Mall, take 220 South and travel 18.5
miles and take the first Rocky Mount exit. Merge onto Business 220, AKA Main
St. Go 2 miles and take a right onto 40 going west, AKA Franklin Street. You will
zigzag through Rocky Mount, staying on Route 40 West, toward Ferrum. About 2
miles past “The Harvester Music Center”, take a right onto Six Mile Post Road at
the “40 West Food Fare”. In 1.75 miles, take a left onto Waid Park Road. Continue
straight passing a small parking lot on the left. Shortly after that, take a left into the
huge parking lot and park at the top right of the lot where you will meet your leader,
Kent Davis. The address is 701 Waid Park Road, Rocky Mount, VA.


Field Trips Field Trips Chair, Linda Cory (540) 580- 5214



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