Migratory Bird Event – sponored by YNC, Nature Trust, Nature Canada

Date/Time

Saturday, May 9, 2015
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Description

Hello YNC Families,
Join the YNC, Nature Trust, Nature Canada and the Nova Scotia Bird Society on a guided walk through the Wolfville Ridge Conservation Lands on May 9th- 1-4pm. Here are the details of the event from the coordinator…

LOCATION

This event will take place on the southern portion of the Nature Trust’s Wolfville Ridge Conservation Lands. The entrance to the property is on White Rock Road, about 200m west of Gaspereau Vineyards (2239 White Rock Road). To get there from Wolfville:

  1. From Main Street Wolfville, take Gaspereau Ave. south out of town (this is at the intersection with Tim Hortons). Follow this road uphill, under the highway, then down the other side.
  2. Turn right onto White Road Road. You’ll see signs just before this road for Gaspereau Vineyards. If you come to the gas station/convenience store, you’ve driven too far.
  3. Head down White Rock Road about 200m past the vineyard, and park on the left side of the road. If there is no safe parking left, Gaspereau Vineyards has graciously agreed that we could use a portion of their parking lot for “overflow” parking. In this case, please park on the gravel portion of the lot furthest from their store (closer to Gaspereau Road than White Rock Road).

TIME

This event runs from 1pm to 4pm. We’ll have some activities that are guided by event staff and volunteers, especially closer to the start of the event. There will also be plenty of things you can do or see for yourself. You can come and go at whatever time you want… we’ll never be further than about 200m from the road.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT/BRING

We have lots of fun things up our sleeves to feed your curiosity about the fascinating world of birds. There will be activities for kids, but also some interesting materials for adults, and of course – a chance to see cool birds! You should bring: binoculars (if you have them), bird field guides if you want to familiarize yourself with them, perhaps a notebook and pencil, rubber boots or other footwear that can get muddy (and maybe a change of shoes for the drive home). Hopefully we’ll have a very sunny afternoon, in which case you’ll need a hat and/or sunscreen (the site is very open).

 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call (902-425-5263, ask for Karen), or email (Karen@nsnt.ca) me this week. On Saturday, you’ll be able to reach me on my cell phone at 902-880-5612. I’m looking forward to seeing/meeting you on Saturday!

 

Karen McKendry

Conservation Coordinator

Nova Scotia Nature Trust

902-425-5263

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Here’s someone you’ll see on Saturday…

Directions:
There will be kids activities too! See the attached poster for more details or follow the Facebook link at
https://www.facebook.com/events/620002518100625/

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