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Wednesday, 16 May 2012 13:15

Go birding on the Bartram Trail

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An outing along the Bartram Trail near Jones Gap and the nearby Fishhawk Mountains is set for Saturday, May 19.

The Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust and the Highlands Plateau Audubon Society is sponsoring the event. The outing will include additional stops along Turtle Pond Road to investigate contrasting ecologies.

The two-mile hike is of moderate difficulty, with the primary emphasis being bird watching and identification as well as general natural history. Participants will carpool from a Highlands location at 7:30 a.m. and should return by early afternoon. A picnic lunch will be provided.

Russ Regnery, president of the Highlands Plateau Audubon Society, will co-lead the trip with Cheryl and Panos Kanes from Georgia.

Cost is $10 for HCLT members and $35 for nonmembers, which includes a membership to the Land Trust.  

828.526.1111.

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