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2012 FENCE Nature Hike Series kicks off with birding hike

Well-known ornithologist and birding expert Simon Thompson will kick off FENCE’s annual hike series Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 9 a.m.

Simon Thompson will lead a “Birds of FENCE” hike on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 9 a.m. The hike will kick off FENCE’s annual hike series. (photo submitted by Kristy Burja)

Simon Thompson is the director and originator of Ventures, Inc., an Asheville-based touring company that specializes in birding tours. He has led expeditions to Belize, the Peruvian Amazon, the Galapagos, Greece, France, England and Australia.
The hike will begin at the main FENCE Center building. Hikers should come prepared with a pair of comfortable walking shoes, water and binoculars.
The FENCE Nature Hike series is offered free of charge with the support of the Kirby Endowment Fund at the Polk County Community Foundation. For more information, contact FENCE at 828-859-9021 or info@fence.org.
– article submitted by Kristy Burja