Roanoke Valley Bird Club

RVBC Field Trips


You no longer have to RSVP for the field trips unless specified. If there is an
unexpectedly large turnout, we can split into smaller groups.Note that if inclement weather necessitates a cancellation, an e-mail notification will be sent out.
You can also call or text the leader or Mary Harshfield at 540-309-8277.

Fenwick Mine (Saturday,November 6th 8AM)
Meet leader Bill Hunley (540-467-3477) 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
been spotted there in years past. The Orange Market is located at the intersection of Rt 311 and
Rt 419 (1823 Thompson Memorial Drive) Salem, VA

Wednesday Walk at Greenfield (Wednesday, November 10th 8AM)
Join leader Dick Grubb (540-728-1029) for a bird walk on the Cherry Blossom Trail at
Greenfield. We will walk around Greenfield Lake in search for migrants and incoming waterfowl.
The walk will be mostly flat walking for about 2 miles. We will also cover the grassy area
overlooking the lake or the trail down to the lower pond. Bring your spotting scope if you have
Directions: Take Exit 150B on I-81 and follow signs to Route 220N. Go about 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 right.

Walrond Park (Saturday, November 20th 8AM)
Join leaders Linda Cory (540-580-5214) and Bill Hunley for a walk around Walrond Park. The
park has a variety of habitats including a pond, wetlands, and grassy and wooded areas. Walrond
Park is located at 6824 Walrond Drive which is off of Plantation Road close to the I-81 Hollins
exit (Exit 146). Drive to the end of Walrond Drive, take a right and the parking lot will be ahead
on your left. We will walk between one and two miles on mostly even ground however waterproof
shoes are recommended since we may leave the path.

(For any additional information please contact Mary Harshfield at 540-309-8277 or

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