February 18th, 8AM Highland County Trip
Meet Fred Cramer (890-8026) and Rupert Cutler (345-7653) for this exciting day of birding in Highland County. The target bird is the golden eagle which has been seen on this trip in the past. We should also see bald eagles and a good variety of waterfowl. We will start by traveling north on 220, bird the Blue Grass area near Monterey and bird Lake Moomaw and surrounds. This is a full day event, so please bring lunch, snacks and drinks. Wear warm clothes and sturdy shoes. We will carpool (the fewer the cars, the better) from Bojangles at Botetourt Commons on 220N from I-81 at exit 150B. If exit 150B is closed, follow the detour signs or take 150A and do a U-turn. Please watch your email in case this trip gets cancelled or postponed due to weather. There’s Roanoke weather and then there’s Highland County weather.
Pond Hopping – Sunday, February 26th, 9AM
Meet leaders Tim and Alyce Quinn (312-6844) at Botetourt Commons (Bojangles) to carpool to various ponds in the area. Dress warmly and bring a scope if you have one. Expect easy walking and we should return by noon. Please note that this is a Sunday walk. Also exit 150B may be closed due to construction so follow detour signs or exit 150A and do a U-turn.
Field Trips Field Trips Chair, Linda Cory (540) 580- 5214